Yorkshire has a longstanding reputation as being a vibrant and dynamic place to do business, and in the current economic and political climate it’s more important than ever to celebrate the achievements of the companies and business leaders that call the region home.
LDC has been backing business ambition across Yorkshire for nearly 30 years, and we’re extremely proud to be part of an awards programme that recognises some of the region’s key businesses and the people behind them.
The Entrepreneur category really stood out to us. Underpinning the strength of Yorkshire’s economy is an ambitious community of fast-growing businesses powered by innovation and a keen entrepreneurial spirit.
Last year’s winner, Michal Szlas, established OTTY Sleep as a leader in the highly competitive ‘bed-in-a-box’ mattress market after starting the company on a shoestring in 2016. We’re looking forward to hearing more inspirational success stories like his when we meet this year’s nominees.
Starting a successful business from the ground up isn’t easy but keeping going and keeping growing is even more challenging. We’re looking for nominees to demonstrate how they’ve translated entrepreneurial flare and disruptive thinking into business growth.
We’re also keen to see how they’ve flown the flag for Yorkshire, shown grit and determination in the face of adversity and tackled the challenges every new business must overcome to succeed. We expect the competition to be fierce!
Yorkshire business leaders are continuing to put our region on the map, despite a challenging economic and political climate. I have no doubt the awards will be a fantastic opportunity to celebrate them.
Head of LDC in Yorkshire & the North East
For more information visit http://www.ldc.co.uk/ypawards