BIBAs award winners and pictures

Lancashire’s business community gathered under the big top in Avenham Park, Preston, for the BIBAs 2012.

The event, which transferred to Preston from Blackpool for Guild year, was a glitzy affair capped by a performance from classical tenor Russell Watson.

Among the winners was Peter Mileham, formerly president of British Chambers of Commerce, High Sheriff of Lancashire and director of Liquid Plastics. He was named Prestonian of the Year.

The winners:

New Business of the Year: Business Insight 3, Bamber Bridge
Creative Business of the Year: Kaos Adventure, Lytham
Leadership of the Year: Central Power Services, Claughton-on-Brock
Employer of the Year: Denwa Communications, Barrowford
E-business of the Year: The Ink Squid, Blackpool
Exporter of the Year: Andrews Bowen, Singleton
Green Business of the Year: Preston Bus, Preston
Manufacturer of the Year: Universal Products, Kirkham
Retailer of the Year: Michelle B, Barrowford
Change for Growth: Academy Print and Design, Altham
Excellence in Customer Services: Fat Media, Lancaster
Small Business of the Year: Denwa Communications, Barrowford
Entrepreneur of the Year: David Andrews, Andrews Bowen, Singleton
Businesswoman of the Year: Janet Thornton, Inspired Energy, Kirkham
Most Inspiring Business of the Year: Gretone Engineering, Lytham St Annes
Business of the Year: Universal Products, Kirkham
Lancastrian of the Year: Colin Mustoe, Senator International, Accrington
Prestonian of the Year: Peter Mileham, former director of Liquid Plastics, Preston