The winners of one of Lancashire’s biggest business awards will get together for a celebration dinner this week.
The Be Inspired Business Awards, the BIBAs, will hold the special event for the 17 winners of its 19 prize categories which were handed out at a sell-out ceremony at The Blackpool Tower last month.
The dinner will be held at the Leyland Hotel on Thursday to recognise the achievements of the companies which have joined the exclusive club of winners of the prestigious awards.
Danny Houghton of Lancashire chartered accountants Moore & Smalley, said the event would be a fitting finale to a journey which began almost a year ago when the BIBAs opened for applications. He said: “These awards are known as ‘the one they all want to win’ and those businesses and individuals who have joined the list of former BIBAs winners will be discovering the benefits they will receive.
“The winners’ dinner is an opportunity to recognise the achievements of those who have picked up a one of the famous trophies.
“From here, they will go on to enter the BIBAs Academy which sees them get access to an exclusive package of benefits which will help the best in Lancashire get even better.
“Moore and Smalley has been a long-term supporter of the BIBAs and Lancashire’s economy, so we are delighted to yet again be supporting this event.”
East Lancashire furniture firm The Senator Group was named the Business of the Year at the awards’ ceremony.
The night also saw Mike Peters, the founder of Kirkham-based Universal Products, pick up the lifetime achievement award, Lancastrian of the Year.