We are thrilled to announce that earlier this month (September 22), we were recognised as one of the best in the county, taking home a ‘Highly Commended’ acknowledgement in the Global Business of the Year category at this year’s prestigious Be Inspired Business (BIBA) awards.
This was our first year entering the BIBAs, and everyone at the company is thrilled with the result. Our founder, David said of the accolade: “Given the calibre of businesses that were in our category, I am absolutely thrilled we have been recognised in this way. This is a fantastic acknowledgement that we are moving in the right direction. We have a wonderful team here at Sovereign and this award is recognition for all their hard work and fantastic efforts over the past twelve months.”
We attended the awards night in all our finery, joining host and Strictly Come Dancing star Brendan Cole at the impressive Blackpool Tower Ballroom on Friday 16th September. Following the awards ceremony, boyband Blue provided the after-party entertainment – something the SBC team thoroughly enjoyed!
Run by the North & Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce, the BIBAs are the county’s longest-running and largest business awards ceremony and are billed as ‘the one they all want to win’.
Babs Murphy, chief executive of the North & Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce, who organise the BIBAs, said: “The event was a perfect celebration after a tough two plus years for the county’s business community.
“Lancashire businesses have used innovation, enthusiasm and sheer hard work to overcome so many challenges over recent years and The BIBAs was the perfect way to
recognise them. Regardless of the sector they are in or the size of the business they have all had to dig deep and rely on the character their people to get through this tough
period. The successes we celebrated at The BIBAs were a recognition of a real collective success by so many people”.
We’re already looking forward to next year’s ceremony and results!