YP Comment: Time to shout about excellence

THIS county's world-renowned bashfulness is at odds with a quiet reserve when it comes to Yorkshire's greatest success story of all '“ the diversity of its business base from major cities to remote coastal communities. A region that powered the Industrial Revolution, it is at the vanguard of a hi-tech and digital revolution that is creating the next generation of cutting edge jobs.

A region that powered the Industrial Revolution, it is at the vanguard of a hi-tech and digital revolution that is creating the next generation of cutting edge jobs.

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This ingenuity and innovation continues to be showcased by The Yorkshire Post’s Excellence in Business Awards – last year’s winners ranged from the Coalfield Regeneration Trust, which is doing so much to help former mining areas embrace new technologies, to JCT600 founder Jack Tordoff. As the UK prepares for Brexit, it’s important to send out the message that Yorkshire is open for business – the launch of this year’s awards is a timely reminder to this county’s entrepreneurs that they have a great story which needs to be told.