Judges for one of Lancashire’s leading business awards have been told to be ready to ask the important questions to the county’s top firms.
Babs Murphy, chief executive of the North and Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce which organises the Be Inspired Business Awards, the BIBAs, said it had devised a training programme for its 72 judges with Lancaster University Management School (LUMS).
The programme will aim to prepare the panels for the 17 awards categories to pick the very best of the best from a record number of entries received this year.
The chief executive said: “We have worked closely with LUMS to ensure our judges are asking the right questions to our applicants.
“Now we have a criteria which we can score our applicants against, which came out of the BIBAs’ research project with LUMS where they looked at the world’s top business awards, we can help ensure our judges are on the right path.
“We recognise the level of effort which goes into our applicants submitting their entries and we are determined the BIBAs’ judges will match that in 2014.”