Lancashire businesses bidding to land one of the county’s leading awards have been invited to attend a ‘boot camp’ workshop to help their applications to shine.

The Be Inspired Business Awards, the BIBAs, has teamed up with experts at Lancaster University Management School (LUMS) to stage the interactive session on Friday, February 20 starting at 1pm.

It will include a range of activities and group discussion to ensure all those seeking to enter the awards’ 18 categories to produce a well-written and creative entry, and prepare for the interview stages of the awards.

Professor Ellie Hamilton, Associate Dean for Enterprise, Engagement and Impact at LUMS, said the session would be formed around the results of a research project undertaken by the university to bench-mark the BIBAs against the world’s leading awards.

She said: “When we carried out this research, we looked at the applications submitted by businesses to awards including America’s top business awards The Stevie’s and the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise here in the UK.

“From this we were able to see what the world’s leading businesses put in to their applications as well as what the judges at these leading awards were seeking from applicants.

“All this learning has gone in to formulating the programme for our BIBAs Boot Camp event which we will deliver to those seeking to entry the 2015 awards.

“At the end of it, we hope to be able to give them enough information and inspiration to produce an application capable of getting through to the latter stages of the BIBAs.”

To register your place(s) for the BIBAs Bootcamp, click here.

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