What are the three main qualities you look for in any business/individual you visit as part of the BIBAs judging process?
Innovation, entrepreneurship and passion.
Without naming names, tell us about the one business or individual you were most impressed with during the BIBAs judging process and why?
The business that stands out for me from last year had a passionate leader who was committed to making their business a success. They had a fantastic product that was utilising the latest technology to create and reach new markets internationally, all from their base in Lancashire.
Their workforce was just as passionate as their Managing Director, who had grown the business from their home…a real success story and an inspiration to other businesses within the area.
What would be the one piece of advice you would offer to any BIBAs applicant?
Be yourself and showcase the best of what your business has to offer.
Nick Jones is Stakeholder Relations Manager at Toshiba Westinghouse which sponsored the Medium Business of the Year category at the BIBAs 2014 and is a sponsor for the BIBAs 2015.