Run by the North & Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce, the Be Inspired Business Awards (BIBAs) is Lancashire’s longest running, largest and most prestigious business awards ceremony.
The BIBAs started life in 2008 after the North & Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce and Business Link Lancashire merged their growing business awards into the county’s largest business awards programme.
The 2008 event took place at Blackpool Tower and brought glitz to the business community with former Spandau Ballet front man, Tony Hadley, providing the entertainment to the 600 attendees.
Having took the Lancashire business community by storm, the BIBAs was quickly established as the ‘one they all want to win’.
The BIBAs grew from strength to strength across all fronts. It soon became the awards they all want to sponsor, with leading organisations from across the North West choosing to partner with the BIBAs.
The BIBAs switched its ceremonial home from Blackpool to Preston in 2012, as it was chosen to help commemorate the 2012 Preston Guild. The BIBAs’ team pulled off a major operational coup by staging the main event in a big top tent in Avenham Park, Preston.