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Three Preston firms win at the BIBAs including start-up business of the year

Posted on - 20th September, 2023 - 1:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Business, Preston City Centre, Preston News
The 1842 team were the family business of the year Pic: BIBAs

Three Preston firms scooped prizes at the annual BIBAs (Be Inspired Business Awards).

1842 Restaurant and Bar in Preston city centre were crowned the family business of the year.

Start-up business of the year went to Ecoeyes based in the Fishergate Shopping Centre.

The team behind Ecoeyes the best start-up in Lancashire Pic: BIBAs

A spokesperson for Eco Eyes said: “We are thrilled and honored to be recognized as the BIBAS Start-Up of the Year. At EcoEyes, our mission has always been to provide high-quality prescription glasses and sunglasses with unparalleled speed and precision and, proudly delivering them to our valued customers in just 20 minutes and we cannot be beaten on price.

“This achievement is a testament to our dedicated team’s hard work and unwavering commitment to innovation and sustainability. To express our gratitude and celebrate this momentous milestone, we are excited to offer a special promotion: 10% off all orders for the next two weeks.

“Thank you for joining us on this remarkable journey, and we look forward to continuing to serve you with excellence in eyewear craftsmanship and eco-consciousness.”

And Service Care Solutions, also based in Preston city centre, were the medium-sized business of the year.

Organised by the North & Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce, and now in their 16th year, the BIBAs recognise and reward the very best of Lancashire’s business talent.

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Babs Murphy, chief executive of the Chamber, congratulated the winners on their outstanding achievements: “This year, we heard time and time again from the judges that choosing the winners had been incredibly challenging in every category given the calibre of the entrants.

“Each of the 160 organisations that made it to the finals had displayed the sort of ingenuity, tenacity, innovation, culture, and ambition that are the hallmarks of business success, and that our independent judges look for. They all did an incredible job of highlighting their accomplishments and why they thought they deserved to win.

“But in the end, there could only ever be one winner in each category, and I’d like to congratulate each and every one of them. It’s safe to say that they are the best of the best, having set themselves apart from their competition rivals. They serve as an inspiration to us all, showcasing the potential of entrepreneurial spirit and determination.”

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