Skipton Chamber of Trade, the organisation which spearheads the Skipton Business Awards, has reported a record number of entries for the 2019 accolades.
The working party is pleased that the Awards, now in their third year, are gathering momentum. Entries across all the twelve categories have been strongly supported by new participants as well as attracting previous entrants and winners.
Each year a new panel of independent judges with business acumen reviews the entries and supporting documentation. The 2019 judging panel will meet on 15th March to establish a shortlist of finalists ahead of the award ceremony.
Tickets are available at £40 per head for the award ceremony dinner on Thursday 25th April at The Rendezvous Hotel to announce the winners and showcase the nominees and runners-up.
Ivan le Roux, President of Skipton Chamber of Trade & Commerce said “We’re thrilled that there has been a good response from the businesses in Skipton and the surrounding villages; it illustrates the commitment the local business community has to supporting the town’s endeavours.”
Categories and sponsors for the 2019 awards are as follows:
Best Accommodation (sponsored by Jelf Insurance); Best Apprentice/Trainee (sponsored by High Corn Mill); Best B2B Supplier/Wholesaler (sponsored by Windle & Bowker), Best Customer Service (sponsored by Bizzie Lizzie's); Best Fitness Health & Beauty (sponsored by Aspire Magazine); Best Food & Drink (sponsored by Rendezvous Hotel); Best Leisure & Tourism Award (sponsored by Spear Travels); Best Manufacturer & Engineering (sponsored by Shepherd Partnership); Best Market Stall (sponsored by Skipton Market); Best New Business (sponsored by AWB Charlesworth Solicitors); Best Professional/Financial Services (sponsored by Skipton Building Society); Best Recommended Skipton visitors’ choice (sponsored by Rendezvous Hotel) and Best Retailer (sponsored by Barclays Bank PLC). The Overall Winner from all winners will receive their award from Headline Sponsor, Skipton BID.
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