The 12 presets (see below) were narrowed down from dozens of entries by a panel of judges led by Bettys boss Simon Eyles. The other judges were Matthew Chapman, Director of Harrogate BID, Stephen Hankinson and Abi Aldred, Managing Director and Chief People Officer respectively of lead sponsor Ignition Group plc, and Matt Reeder and John Grainger, Harrogate Series Editor and Business Editor respectively. advertiser.
Speaking about the judging process, Mr Hankinson said: “When we decided to become title sponsor of the Harrogate Business Awards, I knew straight away that I wanted to be part of the judging process. The awards are so important in celebrating all that is great about business in our region, providing a platform for so many great companies to grow even further and inspire the wider business community around them.
“We had our work cut out for us this year with so many great entries. It is inspiring to read stories of team successes and great individual achievements, some under very difficult circumstances. I was looking for good examples to showcase the hard work, effort, innovation and creativity of the nominees, so I could get a sense of the tenacity and dedication of those involved. I was also looking for original ideas and those who sought to disrupt their industries in the best way possible. That’s what Ignition Group is all about.
The awards, which were launched in March, aim to identify and celebrate the best businesses in the district of Harrogate, Wetherby, Tadcaster and surrounding villages.
The winners will be announced at a scintillating awards ceremony hosted by Yorkshire broadcasting legend Harry Gration MBE, best known for presenting the BBC’s regional news programme. look north.
Mr Hankinson added: “On the evening itself, I expect the atmosphere to be brilliant as always, but this year I think everyone will appreciate being able to celebrate together a little more. It’s going to be a brilliant night – we can’t wait to be a part of it.
Apprentice/Trainee of the Year
sponsored by VQ Solutions
Owen Baxter (Harrogate Bus Company)
Jonathan Day (DSSR Consulting Engineers)
Hannah Fawcett (Dr Akester & Partners)
Luke Hickling (Xenonex and Livewell Vending)
Best Independent Business
sponsored by Ison Harrison
Evolving psychology services
sponsored by Berwins Solicitors
Harrogate Bus Company
Best Leisure, Retail or Hospitality Business
sponsored by Destination Harrogate
The West Park Hotel
sponsored by Impression Recrutement
News in pictures – Education Team
Smalley Marsey Rispin Architects
Adam Chandler (Reel Film Media Ltd)
Kit Lacey (eDub Services Ltd)
Ben Poole (The Travel Diary)
Jessica Wyatt (Mama Doreen)
Sustainable Business Award
sponsored by Ignition Group
Technology Development Award
sponsored by Rudding Park
Harrogate International Festivals