Business awards in judges hunt

The finals of the BIBAs at Blackpool Tower Ballroom.
The finals of the BIBAs at Blackpool Tower Ballroom.
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Lancashire’s premier business awards event is searching for the county’s company leaders to help find next year’s winners.

The Be Inspired Business Awards – the BIBAs – will audition for judges to select the winners for its 18 categories for the first time, with organisers saying places are only available for the very best.

There will be interviews in the coming months to select judges ahead of the launch of the 2014 awards in January.

Babs Murphy, chief executive of awards organisers, the North and Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce, said a number of leading business figures had already stepped forward to sit on the judging panel.

She said: “The BIBAs has become renowned as the one they all want to win among Lancashire businesses and we are committed to ensuring this remains the case in 2014.

“We have consistently managed to get members of our business community to pick our winners and we have already got a number coming forward to fill the role again, even though our awards ceremony is 10 months away.

“What we are now seeking are people of equal calibre to sit alongside them and ensure only the best win the most sought-after business award in Lancashire. Those selected for next years competition will undergo a comprehensive training programme.

“Never has the BIBAs auditioned for its judges, but we believe this further underlines our commitment to ensure we do not rest on our laurels.”

Anyone interested in joining the judging panels should contact 01772 653000 or email

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