Hambleton Business Awards launched

Pictured are Coun Mark Robson and Alina Harland pictured at Alina’s Florists, in Thirsk


Nominations for an annual awards scheme which celebrates businesses across Hambleton have opened.

The Hambleton District Council initiative is sponsored by Federation of Small Businesses and Dales of Thirsk, recognising the range and diversity of businesses in the district, their achievements and those of the people who work for them in eight categories:

  • Apprenticeship Champion – for an apprentice funded through Hambleton District Council who has developed most in the role,
  • Best Customer Service – for the business who puts its customers first,
  • Innovation – for the business demonstrating most innovation in marketing, design, manufacturing or performance of services
  • Engaging Young Minds –  for the business most engaged with schools and education in the area
  • Hambleton Champion – for the business which has championed Hambleton as a place to do business
  • Independent Retailer of the year – for the best independent retailer
  • Networking Group – for the best networking group that offers support and advice to its members
  • Legacy – awarded to a family business in Hambleton that has left a legacy in the area for the future 

Nominations close on 29 May with judging running up to the awards ceremony on 6 July.


“These awards are a great opportunity for us to celebrate the achievements of the businesses in the area,” said Coun Mark Robson, leader of the council.

“It’s a great chance to highlight some of the people and businesses here in Hambleton. We are moving to a new venue, The Forum in Northallerton for the ceremony to ensure everyone can enjoy the event.

“Nominate businesses and individuals within a business – we need everyone to nominate their favourites and encourage others to do the same.”

And Alina Harland of Alina’s Florist, who won last years Best Dressed Window award, said: “The award has been a great boost to the business and I have received more customers since winning!”

Nomination forms are available on Hambleton.gov.uk/ business awards.


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