A group of Lancashire’s leading business figures will select the winner of the lifetime achievement prize handed out by one of the county’s top awards.
The Lancastrian of the Year prize, the highest honour awarded by the Be Inspired Business Awards (the BIBAs), will be the 19th trophy handed out at a star-studded ceremony in September.
It will be presented to a member of the business community who has been recognised for their unwavering commitment to the county.
Babs Murphy, chief executive of the North and Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce, which organises the BIBAs, said: “The Lancastrian of the Year is the pinnacle of success at the BIBAs and we feel its winner can only be selected by those who have had the honour bestowed upon them.
“That is why we will once again be assembling its former winners to look through the names which have been put forward by the business community to win this prestigious prize.”
Among the former winners who will select this year’s recipient include Edwin Booth, the founder of family-owned supermarket chain Booths; Dennis Mendoros, the owner of East Lancashire aerospace firm, Euravia; and the current Lancastrian of the Year, Eric Wright, chairman of construction firm Eric Wright Group.