On Friday night, we had the honour of sponsoring the BIBA’s 2018 as the Social Media Partner hosted by the Northern and Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce.

The Be Inspired Business Awards recognises the outstanding achievements of all kinds of business, both big and small, across Lancashire and encourages them to recognise their own.

The event took place in Blackpool Tower’s beautiful ballroom with the most sensational centre pieces composed by Margaret Mason florist. Exceptional food and service was delivered by Campbell and Rowley. An exquisite three course meal which included their own individual twist on traditional Blackpool rock served perfectly to over 1000 guests.




Presented by television economist, Justin Urquhart Stuart, there were 19 awards given out at the ceremony with Tony Attard, founder of Lancashire textiles, receiving Lancastrian of the year. With an endless supply of wine and entertainment from the smash hit ‘Shout’ singer, Lulu, it’s fair to say the Chamber team pulled off yet another incredible evening enjoyed by all who attended!



Congratulations to all of the award winners and to all of the finalists who made it that far. We look forward to next year already!


Here are your BIBA’s 2018 winners:

Employer of the Year

FTS Merit

Creative Business of the Year

Sunshine Events UK

Engineering Business of the Year

Pakawaste Group

Manufacturer of the Year

Flavour Warehouse

Small Business of the Year


Exporter of the Year

Flavour Warehouse

Service Business of the Year

Sunshine Events UK

New Business of the Year

JFN Integrated Solutions

Micro Business of the Year


Third Sector Business of the Year

Positive Action in the Community

Leisure & Tourism Business of the Year

Winter Gardens Blackpool

Transport & Distribution Business of the Year

Next Day Freight

Medium Business of the Year

Roccia – Tiles and Bathrooms

Construction Business of the Year


Professional Service Business of the Year

Hest Bank Dental Care

Most Inspiring Young Person of the Year

Henry Hargreaves

Business Person of the Year

David Marks, Levity Crop Science

Business of the Year


Family Business of the Year

First Trace Heating Direct

Lancastrian of the Year

Tony Attard OBE