Business awards senter second year

Business success across Hambleton is to be celebrated once more this summer – at the district’s annual business awards.

Nominations for the Hambleton District Council’s event open later this month – which showcases companies in the area and celebrates their achievements.

And organisers hope they will see even more entries for the eight categories than for the 2014 inaugural year – 55 businesses were nominated.


“Hambleton is a great place to do business in – whether it’s just starting out or growing an existing firm,” said Council Leader, Coun Mark Robson.

“Through these awards we can tell everyone who our businesses are and how much they contribute to the area.  Taking time to recognise and reward the individuals who run these companies and work within them is important to us.

“We had a really high standard of nominations last year – and we hope to see some new faces added to the list in 2015.  We urge residents and businesses to nominate local businesses – or individuals within a business – that is worthy of recognition.”

Nominations are open in eight categories:

Apprenticeship Champion:  the business that is most supportive of apprenticeships.


Community Contribution:  the business contributing most back to the community.


Local is best:  the business most committed to employing local people or sourcing products and services locally.


Innovation:  the business demonstrating most innovation in marketing, design, manufacturing or performance of services – it could include the most advanced use of Superfast Broadband.

Engaging Young Minds:   the business most engaged with schools and education  

Hambleton Champion:  the business which has championed Hambleton as a great place to do business

Learning and development:  the business which has best supported the training and development of its staff.

Best dressed windows/displays:  the business with the most impressive or attractive window or internal displays.

Sponsors for the event include the Federation of Small Businesses and Dales of Thirsk.

Anyone can make a nomination – they open on line on March 23 at

Alternatively forms and more information are available from Julie Hutton, business and economy officer on or 01609 767186.

business awards 2015 launch
Coun Mark Robson is pictured with Sue Lake from White Rose Books – the winner of the 2014 Best Dressed Window award


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