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Double recognition for Lancaster textile specialists in prestigious BIBAs

A Lancaster textile company is celebrating after winning two awards in the prestigious BIBAs 2022.

The BIBAs (Be Inspired Business Awards), is North West's glitziest award ceremony, and is dubbed ‘the one they all want to win’. The event was held at the Blackpool Tower Ballroom, and hosted by Strictly Come Dancing star, Brendan Cole.

Standfast & Barracks, based from their premises on Caton Road, was crowned both Medium Business of the Year, and Global Business of the Year at the event.

Established in 1924, based in the heart of Lancaster, Standfast & Barracks is renowned for their impressive heritage of textile printing, using both conventional printing techniques and ground-breaking digital inkjet technology, making them market leaders in fabric printing.

The event went ahead following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, to honour the memory of the Queen, with tributes paid before the ceremony began.

Babs Murphy, chief executive of the North & Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce, who organise the BIBAs, said: “Throughout her enduring reign, Queen Elizabeth showed time and again that no matter what the circumstances, continuity is vital.

‘’As patron of the British Chambers of Commerce, Her Majesty championed the achievements of businesses and that’s what we did, in honour of her memory.”

After the ceremony, the packed crowd of more than 1,100 people were then treated to ‘surprise celebrity entertainment’, by boyband Blue.

Babs Murphy added: “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”.

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