Academy advice for BIBAs aces

PRIZE: BIBAs winners Kabo
PRIZE: BIBAs winners Kabo
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THE winners of one of Lancashire’s leading businesses awards will get access to some of the country’s top entrepreneurs as part of an academy of excellence.

The Be Inspired Business Awards, the BIBAs, has unveiled a programme of workshops and masterclasses with leaders including John Timpson, the founder of the national retailer, Timpson.

Edwin Booth, the chairman of his family-owned supermarket chain, Booths, Mark Adlestone, the chairman of jewellers Beaverbrooks who is a renowned speaker in leadership, and entrepreneur and television presenter, Loyd Grossman, will also present to the winners.

The programme kicks off when Lancashire-based coach Michael Finnigan hosts a session entitled, “Developing a high performance mindset”.

Professor Ellie Hamilton, associate dean for enterprise, engagement and impact at Lancaster University Management School (LUMS), said its experts had developed the Academy’s programme to boost the awards’ winners growth.

She said: “By winning at the BIBAs, the latest graduates to the Academy have already shown they are among the leading lights in Lancashire’s economy.

“The Academy has developed a programme of workshops, masterclasses and networking events which will help these firms to continue to grow, generating prosperity and jobs for the county.

“In our inaugural intake in to the Academy last year, we saw business leaders develop skills and contacts which will help them flourish.

“We hope the latest intake will follow suit and show the BIBAs is far more than just a business awards.”

Next month, Mr Booth will hold a masterclass around developing a corporate culture.