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Biba has won the Best Publication of the Year Award for its Manifesto and the Website of the Year Award at the Trade Association Forum Best Practice Awards.

Biba’s annual manifesto which is launched to the market in January sets out its campaigning agenda for the year.

The first manifesto was launched in 2008.

The judges said Biba’s 2016 Manifesto was a “fantastic” example of transparent lobbying.”

They added: “The clear informative content in an easy to use format serves as a successful door opener.”

Earlier this year in January the trade association relaunched its website with a new design.

Biba said that its new search engine, which ‘learns’ searches over time has helped contribute to the site being much easier to navigate.

The new site was commended for additional functionality that gave individuals and businesses an improved experience with an easy to use, visually appealing site with current and relevant content.

Biba executive director Graeme Trudgill said: “Both the website and the Manifesto were launched through extensive member collaboration and both have been well received by our stakeholders and membership, which is the most important test.”

The awards, hosted by the Trade Association Forum, were presented at a ceremony in London on 6 July.