John Boydell, director of Ampios, with his valuable mix of being a business strategy consultant and highly experienced corporate lawyer, recently interviewed Lancashire businesses for the second stage of the prestigious North and Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce BIBAs Be Inspired Business Awards ‘Family Business of the Year’. The BIBAs are a much coveted award as Lancashire’s largest and longest running business awards programme and John, a former Chair of the Chamber, has been a judge since they began.
The rigorous judging consists of companies presenting an extensive written business application and an interview with the panel, followed by the judges visiting the companies in action. The purpose of the award is to drive growth, cultivate excellence and fuel innovation whilst nurturing the next generation of business leaders. All winners are automatically enrolled on the BIBA’s Academy of Excellence, a programme designed to boost skills, minds and bottom lines. John was joined by fellow judges Suzanne Carr from Age Concern, Michael Green from Lancashire County Council and Chris Moss of Jackson Stephen.