New local business awards shortlist celebrates true Yorkshire grit

Pictured is Martin Hathaway, Mid Yorkshire Chamberof Commerce MD

The Mid Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce has announced the shortlist for its inaugural awards programme, the Mid Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce Business Awards, celebrating innovation, resilience and true Yorkshire grit within its membership.

The judges chose the finalists based on nomination submitted outlining their incredible work throughout such a tough economic period for our region, due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and new challenges following Brexit.

The shortlist:

Community Hero Award

  • Radfield Home Care Wakefield & Dewsbury
  • The Quarry
  • Eat Out Round About

Breaking Free Award

  • The Wine College
  • Delicieux Chocolat

Start-up Success Award

  • Crook and Herbert Accountants
  • Jo Fisher Hypnotherapy

Innovation Award

  • My Management Accountant
  • Flow Group
  • EndtoEnd IT Limited

Exemplary Employer Award

  • Radfield Home Care Wakefield & Dewsbury
  • Rybrook Jaguar Land Rover Huddersfield

The Chamber has also announced the Awards judging panel, who have created the shortlist and will select the ultimate winners for each category:

  • Stephen Moore, city manager at City Fibre
  • Caroline Wilson, partnership manager for Leeds City Region at Enterprise Growth Solutions
  • Mark Evans, owner of Better Telecoms Ltd
  • Melissa Roberts, founder and managing director of Beanie Media

Martin Hathaway, managing director of the Mid Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce, said: “We are delighted to announce the shortlist and shine a light on these incredible businesses that truly embody what it means to be a part of the Chamber community.

“We aim to connect, support and represent businesses across the Halifax, Huddersfield and Wakefield regions and put our region on the map as the place to do business.

“I would like to extend my congratulations to our finalists and thank every business that entered. We hope that you will join us at the awards evening later this month to celebrate the incredible successes of our members.”

Stephen Moore, city manager at CityFibre and judge of the awards, said: “It’s been a real honour to judge this competition and see first-hand the depth of talent, innovation and sheer determination evident from the submissions. I commend everyone for taking part and congratulate the worthy winners.”

The awards ceremony will take place on tomorrow, Wednesday 27 April, at The Quarry, Wakefield. Members and non-members are invited to attend.

Tickets can be purchased at: www.my-chamber.uk/awards

 

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