Preparations for the Blackpool ceremony for one of Lancashire’s leading business awards are now in full swing.
The Be Inspired Business Awards, The BIBAs, is expected to attract more than 1,000 members of the county’s business community to the resort next month.
And a new utilities consultancy on the Fylde coast is backing the evening’s proceedings on Friday, September 14.
Tony Whittaker, of Lytham multi-disciplinary water and energy consultancy Carbonbit, said the awards will offer leading firms the opportunity to promote themselves to their peers.
The Jubilee House-based group has signed up to be sponsor of the awards evening which takes place in the Tower Ballroom at The Blackpool Tower.
Tony said: “The BIBAs are the awards which the whole of Lancashire knows and the one they all want to win, so we knew we wanted to partner with them.
“Carbonbit is a new arrival to the Lancashire business scene offering companies in Lancashire and beyond the opportunity to save money by funding and implementing their reduction in utilities consumption - for no up front cost.
"The process starts with a free audit to see what can be done to lower your consumption. The final implementation has a AAA+ insurance backed guarantee. So it really is a win-win.
“When we were looking at ways to introduce ourselves as a new offering, The BIBAs was an obvious fit for us.”
The BIBAs’ awards ceremony has seen tickets almost sold out for the night which will see 18 prizes handed out to the county’s leading businesses.
Babs Murphy, chief executive of the awards’ organisers, the North and Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce, said the preparations for the evening are close to completion.
She said: “Once again we have businesses from across Lancashire are supplying the BIBAs ceremony. Everything from the flowers handed to the winners to the audio-visual, as well as the catering and venue, are all from Lancashire. We will be spending more than £140,000 with local businesses for a further year.”