The awards recognise and celebrate the inspirational business people who are bringing jobs and investment to our region during a period of uncertainty.
The awards shine the spotlight on the region’s brightest, bravest and best performing companies.
In a year that has presented every single person in Yorkshire with significant challenges, the awards will honour the firms which have weathered the storm the best, not just in terms of performance but also how they looked out for clients, customers and staff.
The awards will take place on Wednesday November 4 through a digitally streamed event.
They will be presented by a top class media personality and celebrate the best of Yorkshire commerce.
Despite the pandemic, this year’s awards attracted more than 180 high quality entries from across the county.
The shortlist was drawn up over a four hour judging session, which was chaired by Greg Wright, The Yorkshire Post’s deputy business editor.
Speaking after the awards judging session, Mr Wright said. “We are absolutely delighted to reveal the shortlist for this year’s Excellence in Business Awards.
“The awards ceremony has become one of the most eagerly anticipated events in the region’s corporate calendar.
“The wonderful, dynamic enterprising companies that have earned a place on the shortlist prove that our region is the best place in Britain to do business.
“The judging panel was particularly impressed with the large number of companies who have gone out of their way to protect and support the local community during the pandemic.
“It is more important than ever that we focus on our region’s deep-rooted commitment to enterprise and innovation.
“We are immensely grateful to our wonderful sponsors who have worked so hard to ensure we can deliver the awards during such difficult times."
“We can’t wait to reveal the winners at the glittering ceremony next month.”
Headline sponsorship this year comes from Addleshaw Goddard, Grant Thornton and Virgin Money.
Associate sponsorship comes from Ernest Wilson and Openreach.
Simon Kamstra, Head of Addleshaw Goddard’s Leeds office, said: “Yorkshire is home to a huge number of the country’s most successful, high performing businesses, so we are thrilled to be sponsoring this year’s Yorkshire Post Business Excellence Awards and providing these companies with the profile and recognition they deserve.”
Dan Rosinke, Partner at Grant Thornton, said: “As we emerge from a period of incredible challenge and disruption, there has possibly never been a more important time to celebrate and recognise the enterprise, creativity, endeavour and resilience of the Yorkshire business community.
“Grant Thornton is incredibly proud to be a part of this ever- evolving and diverse community and once again sponsor the Yorkshire Post awards, which is always an outstanding showcase for the best of our region’s companies and management teams.”
Here is the shortlist:
Resolve IT Solutions Ltd
Business Leader of the Year
David Bentley – Solutionize Global
Dawn Carney – Fresh Pastures & School Milk
Commercial Development of the Year
Allenby Commercial – Paragon Arcade
Companies with a turnover over £50m
Total UK- Lubricants Division
Thornton & Ross
Companies with a turnover up to £10m
The Data Shed
Sniffers Pet Care
Sheffield Sustainable Kitchens
Companies with turnover between £10m & £50m
Roberts Mart Ltd
Manufacturer of the Year
Thornton & Ross
Roberts Mart Ltd.
Tong Garden Centre
Technology & Digital award
Young Business of the Year
Planet U Energy
Spirit of Yorkshire
Yorkshire Lamb Orphanage
EthOss Regeneration Ltd.
Anthropods & Co Ltd.
For Entrepreneurs Only
Hope Park Business Centres
Fresh Pastures & School Milk
Econ Engineering Ltd
Wold Top Brewery
York Handmade Brick Company
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