“We entered knowing that competition for the BIBAs was very high, with entries from a large number of high quality businesses from Lancashire.
“The evening itself was very special for the whole team, the hard work, skills and motivation shown throughout the year was recognised, and this has been a fantastic motivating factor since the award ceremony.
“Along with increased staff pride, the award provides a third party recognition for our customers and business partners, and has offered great publicity.
“Having been finalists the previous two years in the small business category without winning the coveted prize, we now understand the great opportunity and respect the awards generate when you win.
“We would highly recommend any business to enter themselves for an award, it is well worth the effort and has many positive benefits for the business.”
Bob Waling, director, Healthpoint – winners of the Small Business of the Year at BIBAs 2013.