BIBA’s: And the winners are…


BIBAs 2010Tourism Businesses stole the show at this year’s Be Inspired Business Awards (BIBA’s) 2010 – the one they all want to win – held on Friday night (12 March) at the Pleasure Beach’s Globe Theatre.  This year’s awards attracted over 927 entries (including 87 Finalists) from some of Lancashire’s top performing companies.  At a glitzy evening attended by over 900 guests 4 out of 16 awards where handed over to tourism businesses.

The Sandcastle Waterpark walked off with two of the gold trophies for being voted the Leadership Team and Excellence in Customer Service for their ‘guest service’ standards.  Sunset Park in Hambleton, owned by Tourist Board Director, Michael Taylor were given the Green Business award for its sustainability practices.  Estelle Livesey, the Beach House’s proprietor, receiving a Highly Commended in the Business Woman of the Year category.

Mike Wilkinson & Darren WebsterHowever, the Tourism Business of the Year – a category sponsored by the Lancashire and Blackpool Tourist Board – the first time this award had been introduced to the BIBA’s – went to Blackpool Zoo for its outstanding business achievement.  In a really keen fought category they piped 5 other of the County’s top quality tourism businesses, these being the Hilton Hotel Blackpool, who received a highly commended, Number One Hotels, Beach HouseSunset Park  and Sandcastle Waterpark

Handing over the award, Mike Wilkinson the Tourist Board’s Chief Executive is pictured here presenting the Tourism Business of the Year award to Darren Webster, Blackpool Zoo’s Director.                                                     

Mike Wilkinson

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