Gconnect Have Made The BIBA’s Shortlist!

Exciting news in the Gconnect office, we have made the shortlist for 2 BIBA awards this year! As first time entrants, we are thrilled to have gotten to this stage! 119 businesses have been shortlisted from 1200 applications for the 17 awards!

The Be Inspired Business Awards, the BIBAs, today unveils its shortlists for the 17 prizes it will hand out at its annual prize-giving ceremony at the iconic Blackpool Tower in September.

It will put 196 applications from 119 businesses which were among the record number of entries it received before its judges when they meet for the first round of interviews later this month.

Ashleigh Dawson, Senior Business Development Manager at accountancy firm Grant Thornton which is sponsoring the Entrepreneur of the Year category, said the quality of firms shortlisted for the awards were evidence of the strength of Lancashire’s business community.

She said: “Grant Thornton is used to working with some of Lancashire’s leading businesses so we recognise the wealth of great firms which are in the county.

The BIBAs are special because no firm progresses to the latter stages without being very special and this year is no exception.

The quality and quantity of entries to the 17 prizes up for grabs this year has surpassed all previous years and there is no doubt the judges have a tough job on their hands picking a winner.”

The full story is available on The BIBA’s website here