Fylde coast construction team hails sector's talent

The Fox Brothers team picking up their BIBA award in 2017
The Fox Brothers team picking up their BIBA award in 2017

A Fylde coast plant hire and construction business has been telling how entering an awards competition can help bosses focus on improvement.

And Fox Brothers have said that the heroes of Lancashire’s construction industry must be celebrated by one of the county’s leading business awards.

Lee Stringer of the Whitehills-based family firm, which picked up the Construction Business of the Year prize at the Be Inspired Business Awards, the BIBAs, last year, said the county had some fantastic candidates.

The category is open to architects, developers and construction firms which demonstrate good business practice, health and safety processes and management of their supply chain from throughout the county.

The BIBAs is open for applications until its deadline day on April 6 with 18 prize categories up for grabs.

Lee Stringer said: “The BIBAs plays an important role in highlighting the achievements of businesses from across Lancashire and the people behind them, as we found out when we won last September.

“In the construction industry, there are some fantastic businesses in Lancashire who are behind some great projects which are changing the face of the county for the better. Our experience of the BIBAs was that as well as a great accolade to promote our business, the application and judging process gave us a great opportunity to take a step back and look at how we can make our business event better.”

Later this month, the awards will hold a free boot camp-style workshop to help businesses and individuals applying to for the prizes to hone their entries.

The session is being held at the Fylde Coast offices of the North and Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce at Squires Gate on Thursday, February 22, starting at 10am.

The session will feature presentations by former winners and current judges of the awards to provide tips on how to develop an application and prepare for the first round of judging which starts with face-to- face interviews on May 14.