Deadline extended: The Yorkshire Post Excellence in Business Awards

THE Yorkshire Post has extended the deadline for companies to enter the Excellence in Business Awards.

The Rt Revd Dr John Sentamu, Archbishop of York

The flagship enterprise initiative celebrates the achievements of small, medium and large companies in God’s Own Country.

Businesses now have until July 19 to submit their entries via

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The process is simple and quick and the rewards are great, as previous winners can attest.

The judging process will begin shortly as representatives start sifting through entries looking for examples of excellence in business.

Judges will meet in mid September to decide the shortlist and winners will be announced at a glittering ceremony in Leeds on October 14.

The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, will be our keynote speaker and will give an address on the issue of responsibility in business.

He said: “I am delighted to have been asked to speak at and present the Excellence in Business Awards.

“The role that businesses have in achieving fairness in our society is significant and their integrity must provide the compass for actions serving the common good.

“These are exciting and challenging times for businesses, industrialists and entrepreneurs across the Yorkshire region and these awards recognise their efforts and achievements in their chosen fields.”

DLA Piper, PwC and Yorkshire Bank continue as main sponsors; Bradford University School of Management, Drax Group, QBE Insurance and thebigword carry on as associate sponsors.

Justin Webb, the presenter of the BBC Today programme, will reprise his role as master of ceremonies.