The BIBAS are Lancashire’s largest and longest running awards, they recognise and celebrate the best in local business. As a finalist in the Employer of the Year category, we welcomed the judges to CMR HQ on 30th June 2015.
We nervously sent in our application for ‘Employer of the Year’ back in April and we were ecstatic to find out we had been shortlisted and were due to be interviewed on the 21st May at the Lancashire Chamber of Commerce in Blackpool.
Being a finalist in the ‘Employer of the Year’ category means a great deal to the Cummins Mellor group and we pride ourselves on being a family business. With such a fantastic team we found it difficult to decide who should be interviewed, however in the end Sammy Hough – Head of Marketing who has been with the business 5 years, starting off as an apprentice. And Helen Jackson – Head of Recruitment who has a background in corporate recruitment and has been with the Cummins Mellor group for 12 months, eagerly set off on their journey to Blackpool to meet the employer of the year judges panel.
The next stage of the process was the infamous office visit from the judges! On the 1st of June we received an email telling us the great news and before we knew it the BIBAS judges were outside the door, with the whole team eagerly waiting inside.
We were keen to show the judges our recently renovated annex which now includes a state of the art training facility. After the team had met all the BIBAS judges, it was quickly time for them to leave – not before we had a few pictures outside with our ‘BIBAS Finalist’ frame! (Which has now got pride of place in our reception).
We can’t wait for the awards ceremony on the 11th September! Good luck to all the finalists and congratulations- see you there!