Guardian cartoonist Jack Knight is on course to win a top business award.
Jack’s Knight Time Creations has been shortlisted for the Creative Business of the Year award in the BIBAs – Lancashire’s Be Inspired Business Awards.
Jack provides an illustration and design service, including bespoke book images, graphics, logos, cartoons, avatars and company mascots.
He joins more than 100 businesses from across the county bidding to lift one of 17 awards this year.
The winners will be announced at the annual prizegiving ceremony at the Blackpool Tower in September.
Judges will undertake the first round of interviews later this month.
Last week, 73 business leaders from across the county, which will make up the judging panels at this year’s awards, were given a training session by experts at Lancaster University Management School (LUMS).
The one-day session saw the judges given the lowdown on a criteria, developed by a unique research project into the world’s leading business awards by LUMS, which they will use to pick the winners.
Babs Murphy, chief executive of awards organisers, said: “We know the record number of entries we received for this year’s BIBAs have put everything into making their applications the best they can be.
“We know that our judges cannot afford to be anything other than completely prepared for what our applicants will throw at them, which is why we have left nothing to chance.
“I think our judges went into the training sessions realising the BIBAs are Lancashire’s leading business awards and came out realising exactly why they’re ‘the one they all want to win.’”