Lancashire’s leading and biggest awards competition came to a spectacular close last friday at Blackpool Tower Ball Room. Recognising the most successful and innovative companies within Lancashire. Hailed as the ‘the one they all want to win’, the BIBAs recognise and honour the breadth of business achievement in Lancashire in all its variety.
Myself and Robert were luckily invited by Preston’s College during our continuing work with the their students delivering a full day workshop within the building on Online Employability and social media success. I would also like to thank Paula from Radio Wave who also invited us to attend a truly amazing event!
The BIBAs this year attracted over 900+ local business men and women to attend what has been said the best one yet! With entertainment provided by Matt Cardle (X Factor Winner 2010) The host for the evening Eamonn Holmes & Marcus Bentley (Big Brother Voice) wowed the crowds with their quick wit humour and comic references even sighting he was someone else incase of bad feedback!
We would like to congratulate all the winners and finalists in what is probably the most rigorious selection process of all the awards in the lancashire area.
Lancastrian of the year – John Lancaster MBE
E-Business of the year – Soap Media
Manufacturer of the year – Laila’s Fine Foods
Exporter of the year – Panaz
Employer of the year – F Parkinson LTD
Small Business of the year – Healthpoint
Service business of the year – Springhill Care Group
New business of the year – B R Contracting
Business woman of the year – Caroline Chesworth of MAD Science
Creative business of the year – The Grand at Clitheroe
Medium business of the year – Panaz
Entrepreneur of the year – Daniel Cuffe & Peter Taylor of Cuffe & Taylor
Leadership team of the year – Preston Bus
Change for growth – Connect 2 Cleanrooms
Excellence in customer service – UPL (M)
Business of the year – Fairbanks Environmental
Most inspiring business – Janet Thornton of Inspired Energy PLC
Green Business – Roaming Roosters