Among the winners was Blackpool teenager Jake Adams chairman of Blackpool Youth Voice, the resort’s youth council, became the first winner of the BIBAs’ Most Inspiring Young Person award. The council is one of the beneficiaries of a grant from the BIBAs Foundation, a charitable arm of the awards set up to provide grants image
of up to £2,000 to support youth enterprise projects in Lancashire. Jake, who set up his own cards and flyers printing business three years ago, said: “I would like to thank the BIBAs for this award and for all the support they have given for Blackpool Youth Voice. And I would like also to thank UR Potential for their support too. It is a real honour.” Jake has grown his business this year and has launched a new initiative called Monkey Banners. “I have invested in a large format printer to focus on that side of the business.”

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