Entries open for the 2020 Yorkshire Post Excellence in Business Awards

The search is on once again to find the best businesses in Yorkshire.

The Yorkshire Post’s Excellence in Business Awards for 2020 officially launches today as we look to identify the region’s brightest, bravest and best performing companies.

In a year that has presented every single person in Yorkshire with significant challenges, we will also be looking for 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.

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The awards will take place on Wednesday November 4 and will this year be staged as a hybrid event encompassing both a physical and digitally streamed event.

Last year's Lifetime Award winner Roger Marsh alongside Cathy Newman and Mark CasciLast year's Lifetime Award winner Roger Marsh alongside Cathy Newman and Mark Casci
Last year's Lifetime Award winner Roger Marsh alongside Cathy Newman and Mark Casci

A physical event will take place at Leeds’s Headingley Stadium with reduced capacity to allow for social distancing. Meanwhile the entire event will also be streamed online so that guests can find out who has won.

The awards will be presented by a top class media personality and celebrate the best of Yorkshire commerce.

Headline sponsorship this year comes from Addleshaw Goddard, Grant Thornton and Virgin Money.

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Associate sponsorship comes from Ernest Wilson and Openreach.

Entries will close at the end of August.

In order to help firms produce the best entries possible we are working with Pure Awards, experts in awards application writing, to host an exclusive online webinar designed to give you tips and guidance on how to put together the best awards nomination for our upcoming awards.

You’ll hear from:

- Lucinda White – Pure Awards

- Mark Casci – Business Editor, Yorkshire Post

- Judges and past winners

The virtual masterclass will take place at 10am on Tuesday 4th August and is expected to last 90 minutes.

Last year saw a record level of entries into the awards with Sewtec, Wren Kitchens and Hermes among the big winners.

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Click here to enterMark Casci, business editor of The Yorkshire Post, said: “With times so uncertain and challenging we feel now, more than ever, it is important we celebrate those making a difference to clients, customers, staff and communities for the betterment of our region.

“Clearly circumstances are very different to previous events but alongside our brilliant sponsors we are determined to recognise the incredible talent the exists in this region.”

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.

“We look forward to playing a part in the judging process and meeting some of Yorkshire’s largest companies who are continuing to achieve great things across both the region and beyond.”

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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.”

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