Hippo Motor Group is pleased to announce that we have been longlisted for the Be Inspired Business Awards (Better known as the BIBAS) in three separate categories. In our tenth year of business, we are so pleased to receive such recognition for the hard work of our staff.
We are currently in the running for Business of the Year, Medium Business of the Year and Employer of the Year. The final shortlist is announced on June 6th.
For each award, we have faced an interview process to prove that we deserve to win those golden awards. To reach that final shortlist, Hippo Motor Group will be visited by the BIBAS judges whilst on tour. We hope they will judge favourably.
The Be Inspired Business Awards are Lancashire’s longest and largest business awards programme. The aim is to both celebrate and test the best businesses in Lancashire. BIBAs want to find the best business in the county and that requires vigorous testing including paper entries, interviews and even visits to the premises to see the operation in action.
Their idea is to test to see if a business is worthy of their Oscar-like golden statue. Hippo is determined to be the best and pass these tests with flying colours.
Applications closed on the 31st March and this month, BIBAs have been judging us in person. We had our interviews on the 17th & 25th May. We are awaiting the BIBAs on Tour judges to visit our showroom and Prep Centres on the 26th June, 11th & 12th July.
The BIBAS Ceremony where the winners will be announced will take place at the Blackpool Tower Ballroom on the 15th September. Should we be shortlisted we look forward to being there on the night, hoping to receive the golden BIBAS statue or three.
We have had a great tenth year so far where awards are concerned. In May, we won the Growing Business Award at the Hive Blackburn & Darwen Business Awards. We were also runners-up for the Retail Business Award at the Red Rose Awards. We hope to continue this year’s good form until the very end.