A Fylde business man is crediting the BIBAs at The Blackpool Tower as a major contributor to its recent increase in local contracts and growth.
Tony Raynor from South Shore, the managing director of North West telephone systems provider Abbey Telecom, is seeing a direct link between its involvement in the county’s premier business awards and the rise in local business leads.
A series of new deals for the company have come about from the awards.
New contracts have been signed with local firms like Mosaic Community Care and Colossal Training in Blackpool, as well as a project to implement a multi user telephone system for high growth Lytham based company Danbro.
He said: “It’s been our aim in recent years to get more involved in local networking and new business opportunities right here on our doorstep in Lancashire.
“The BIBAs are proving to be a vital cog in making this happen.
“As an awards sponsor, we get to meet so many different people from across all industries, whether they are other sponsors, suppliers, organisers, judges or a candidate for a gong.
“This helps to build long lasting relationships which are vital to local business success.” Abbey Telecom is sponsoring the 2015 BIBAs Service Business of the Year award.
North and Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce chief executive Babs Murphy said: “This kind of feedback is the proof of the pudding in terms of how the BIBAs’ pursuit of business excellence has positive spin-off effects which nurture local economic growth.
“It’s exciting to hear that firms like Abbey Telecom are thriving because of their willingness to get involved.”
The finals will be held at the Tower Ballroom on September 11 and the headline sponsor is Saatchi and Saatchi.