Over the years, we’ve seen some amazing applications, but some unfortunately failed to get through – not because the business was undeserving but rather insufficient detail was given through the application process.
So, what makes some stand out and eclipse the rest?
Judges tell us that it’s all about evidencing the claims you make!!!
The BIBAs prides itself on a rigorous judging process which ensures its winners are the best of the best in Lancashire. Our judges always include some of the best business minds in Lancashire and, in some cases, the UK, tailored to the award they are judging. Our judging process is then made up of two steps to pick our winners.
All applications are eligibility checked to ensure they meet all the entry criteria of the BIBAs before they are benchmarked against a criteria created by our research from the world’s leading business awards. This will ensure those who progress to the next stage of judging are the leading lights of Lancashire’s business community. It is advisable to use the 2000 word count to create that killer application.
All shortlisted applicants to the BIBAs will meet the judging panels in order to select the finalists. This face to face interview provides entrants with their first opportunity to demonstrate what sets their business apart from the competition.
During the interview you will be expected to make a 20-minute presentation followed by a 60 minute interview. All three separate sections, the application, presentation and interview are then ALL INDIVIDUALLY SCORED AND WEIGHTED ACCORDING TO IMPORTANCE.