Best Leisure and Tourism Business – Sponsor – Windle & Bowker
This award is open to any business which offers facilities and entertainment for our local residents and visitors to the area. From tourist attractions to event organisers, we look forward to celebrating them all.
Best Manufacturer/Engineering Business – Sponsor – Bluefin Insurance Services
If you manufacture something, we want to hear about it. This award celebrates the businesses making Skipton tick away from the limelight of the High Street.
Special Chamber Award – Sponsor – Skipton Chamber of Trade & Commerce
Chosen by Skipton Chamber of Trade & Commerce exec members; the exec are looking for individuals and businesses with long-established links with the Chamber in its 120 years of history. Nominations are invited by those with links to businesses and people dating back to the inception of the Chamber in 1897.
Best Food and Drink – Sponsor – Keelham Farm Shop
Celebrating our businesses in the food and drink sector, we welcome applications from restaurants, pubs, bistros cafes, sandwich bars and artisan food producers.
Best Accommodation – Sponsor – The Rendezvous Hotel
From bunk barns, B&Bs and guest houses to luxury hotels, anyone providing hospitality that champions Skipton as a fabulous tourist destination should enter this award.
Best Professional/Financial Services Business – Sponsor – Devonshire Hotels & Restaurants
Our local businesses all need professional support and guidance to conduct their business in line with best practice. This award celebrates the firms which oil the wheels of others.
Best Customer Service – Sponsor – Bizzie Lizzie's
Whatever your business, customers are your number one priority. This award is a chance to show how you really shine.
Best Retailer – Sponsor – Spear Travels Ltd
From small independent shopkeepers to trading estate businesses and online traders, if you sell products then this is the category for you.
Best Health & Beauty Business – Sponsor – Barclays Bank plc
This award is open to all businesses involved in providing health and beauty products or services to keep us all in great shape, from mobile therapists through to hotels with spa or gym facilities.
Best Apprentice/Trainee – Sponsor – Craven College
Do you employ an apprentice or trainee who is flourishing under your guidance and developing into a valued member of your team? Reward them with your nomination for this award.
Best Market Stall – Sponsor – Skipton Market
Ask any visitor what they like about Skipton and the market is generally high on the list. Unusually for business award classifications, we’ve given our stallholders an award category of their own in recognition of their contribution to the town’s appeal.
Overall winner - Business of the Year – Sponsor – Tyro Training
The most inspirational business from all our category winners will be awarded this overall accolade.