Myerscough College and University Centre has been recognised for the quality of its provision in the prestigious 2021 BIBAs.
Run by the North & Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce, the Be Inspired Business Awards (BIBAs) is Lancashire’s longest running, largest and most prestigious business awards ceremony.
Myerscough was a finalist in the category of Education Establishment of the Year, making the shortlist following a vigorous judging process which included a detailed written submission, and a virtual presentation and interview in front of a panel of business experts and leaders from across the county.
The Covid-19 pandemic has placed a huge burden on schools, colleges and universities to provide a continuing education to Lancashire’s students throughout the crisis.
Being named a finalist recognises these achievements and vital role that Myerscough has played in helping the county ‘bounce back’, and highlights the College’s outstanding work across both academic and professional services operations.
In total, the BIBAs had 20 awards, involved over 80 judges, and welcomed more than a thousand guests to a ceremony at Blackpool Tower’s iconic ballroom.
The Chief Executive of the North and Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce has paid tribute to the BIBAs 2021 finalists, saying it’s one of the best group of finalists its judges have ever seen.
Babs Murphy said: “The feedback from the judges has been outstanding. Many found it a real struggle to pick a winner and many have said the finalists are some of the best they have seen in a long time.
“Seeing the calibre of finalists, their stories, their people and progress gives me the utmost certainty that we can look forward with confidence as a county. It has been a privilege to be involved in these awards and to have so many local business-people come together to celebrate our world-class Lancashire business community.”
“When we started the BIBAs 2021 campaign in January, the word ‘celebration’ wasn’t the first word on our lips when looking back over a challenging 12 months.
“But that quickly changed. Having witnessed energy of our sponsors, the demand for entries and tickets, read many wonderful business stories and seen how our resilient Lancastrians have risen to the challenge, we knew this would be a successful year.
“The awards ceremony was all about celebrating our spirit, skills, people, families, partnerships, innovation and determination, all of which have enabled our businesses, people and economy to come through what has been arguably the toughest 12 months in our generation.’’