BIBAs finalists announced

The finalists for the BIBAs have been unveiled, listing the top companies and individuals across 15 categories who will vie for a coveted trophy on August 31.

Before the ceremony takes place, set to be held in a purpose-built ‘big top’ in Avenham Park, Preston, the companies will undergo one last grilling by the panel of expert judges.

Business of the Year
AGC
Carrington
Universal Products
Inspired Energy
Daisy Group
Danbro
Singletons
Eric Wright Group

Manufacturer of the Year
Andress Bowen
Double R Controls
Evans Vanodine
Springfield Fuels
Universal Products Manufacturing
Chemical Innovations
Carrington Career and Workwear
Singleton’s Dairy

Employer of the Year
Ainscough Training
Eric Wright Group
Danbro
Foran & Blake Hair & Beauty
True Bearing
Merlin Entertainments
JRC Roofing Distributors
Denwa Communications

Business Woman of the Year
Janet Thornton - Inspired Energy
Leona Smith - Lantei
Lorraine Birch - IBEX
Caroline Sagar - N Compass
Angel Davis - Sarange (Heskin)
Liz Russell - Envirosystems

Retailer of the Year
Cafe Fresch
UK Good Deals
Michelle B Fashions
Krystan t/a Overlander
Merlin Entertainments
Redwell Country Inn
DukPond

Entrepreneur of the Year
Adam Patel - UK Good Deals
Claire Fryer - Mosaic Community Care
Jane Thornton - Inspired Energy
Rob Scott - Denwa Communications
Rob Partington - Ozone Fit
Mark Dale - MAC Clinical Research
Kevin Moseley - Swimfin
David Andrews - Andrews Bowen

Small Business of the Year
Denwa Communications
Pendlewood
UK Good Deals
Fat Media
Gretone Engineering
Whittles Eastern Europe Logistics
Healthpoint
Central Power Services

New Business of the Year
JCK
Lantei
Talent Dynamics
Puretee Gourmet Flavours
Whitehead Gas Services
Business Insight 3, Boundless Communication and UK Restoration Services

The Leadership Team of the Year
Blackburn College
Central Power Services
Via Partnership
Eric Wright Group
Andrews Bowen
The Cartford Inn
N Compass
I Care GB

Change for Growth
Academy Print & Design
Central Power Services
Gannon Oils
JRC Roofing Distributors
Via Partnership
UK Good Deals
Pendlewood

Creative Business of the Year
Business Insight 3
Kaos Adventure
Mad Science North West
The Grand at Clitheroe
Fat Media
Juicy Media
MAC Clinical Research
Palmer Publicity Services

Green Business of the Year
Inteb Sustainability
EnviroSystems; Sunset Park
Remsol
Preston Bus
Holiday Inn

Exporter of the Year
AGC Chemicals Europe
Singleton’s Dairy
Chemical Innovations
SwimFin
Talent Dynamics
Gannon Oils
Andrews Bowen
Evans Vanodine

Excellence in Customer Service
Assured Cleaning Services
DukPond
Via Partnership
Danbro
Fat Media
Holiday Inn
Pendlewood
JCK

E-Business of the Year award
The Ink Squid
Krystan t/a Overlander
Juicy Media
Inteb Sustainability
SwimFin
DukPond
MAC Clinical Research
Bartle Hall Hotel