Finalists are Announced!

Finalists are Announced!

Finalists announced - Skipton Business Awards 2019
After working through record numbers of entries, the judges are pleased to announce the shortlist of three finalists per category of the third annual Skipton Business Awards, organised by Skipton Chamber of Trade & Commerce.

The submissions were assessed by the judging panel and adjudicator consisting of independent business experts, Alison Davies, Head of Digital and Roy Prenton, Corporate Communications Consultant, Skipton Building Society, Chris Hird, Market Leader, Barclays Bank plc, Helen Rose Marshall, Director, HRM Business Services Ltd, Andy Barton, Chief Executive, SREG and Tony Barrett, Retired Business Owner and Skipton Town Councillor.  They commented:

“Once again, the standard of entries in all categories was extremely high; showcasing what a brilliant raft of business we have in the Skipton area. In several categories it was very difficult to choose a clear winner and this is underlined by the judges requesting an unprecedented Highly Commended to be added to one category.”

The businesses will be celebrated and winners revealed at the Presentation Night. The prestigious Awards’ ceremony takes place at The Rendezvous Hotel on Thursday 25th April from 6.30pm.

Categories, sponsors and finalists for the 2019 awards are as follows:
Best Accommodation
Sponsored by Jelf Insurance
Bailey BnB
Black Horse, Grassington
Coniston Hotel Country Estate & Spa

Best Apprentice/Trainee
Sponsored by High Corn Mill
Carly Sharp, Coffee Care (N.C.) Ltd
Chloe Green, Craven District Council
Izzy Booth, Benjamin Opticians

Best B2B Supplier/Wholesaler
Sponsored by Windle & Bowker
Coffee Care (N.C.) Ltd
Dalesman Publishing
Fortem People Limited

Best Customer Service
Sponsored by Bizzie Lizzie's
Grassington House
Thornton Hall Country Park
Verus Solutions

Best Fitness Health & Beauty
Sponsored by Aspire Magazine
Benjamin Opticians
Crossgates Health, Hair & Beauty
Jetts Fitness

Best Food & Drink
Sponsored by Rendezvous Hotel
Bizzie Lizzie’s
Black Horse, Grassington
Grassington House

Best Leisure & Tourism Award
Sponsored by Spear Travels
Hesketh Farm Park
Skipton Boat Trips
Thornton Hall Country Park

Best Manufacturer & Engineering
Sponsored by Shepherd Partnership
Chelker Technology Ltd
Hartleys Bedrooms
John Binns & Son (Springs) Ltd

Best Market Stall
Sponsored by Skipton Market
Borders Wholesale
Handmade Pet Bed & Soft Furnishing
Pro Canvas Studio

Best New Business
Sponsored by AWB Charlesworth Solicitors
Clubhouse Coffee & Cycles
DeBec Private Hire
Elsworth Kitchen

Best Professional/Financial Services
Sponsored by Skipton Building Society
Centre For Crisis Psychology
Fortem People Limited

Best Retailer
Sponsored by Barclays Bank PLC
Just … By The Bridge
Midgley Motor Cars Grassington Garage
Present Planners

Best Recommended - Skipton Visitors’ Choice (Skipton Town Guide)
Sponsored by Rendezvous Hotel
Bae Chique Ltd
Coniston Hotel Country Estate & Spa
The Growling Shrew

The Overall ‘Business of the Year’ selected from all winners will receive their award from Headline Sponsor, Skipton BID. Skipton BID will also be announcing the winner of the ‘Best Bar None Award’.

Photograph by Stephen Garnett of the 2018 Business of the Year winners: Bizzie Lizzie's

Our Sponsors

Thank you to our Headline and Category sponsors the Awards can be held each year. A number of our sponsors have been involved since the October launch in 2016 and each year companies are offered the opportunity to express an interest in sponsoring a category. In 2018 to offer a fair chance to all we held a ballot at our launch event. If you would like to be part of future ballots for sponsorship please contact us via the link below. Thank you


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