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Finalists are announced!

A number of local businesses are celebrating as the shortlisted finalists of the Skipton Business Awards have been announced. The working party of organisers is delighted to have attracted so many entries in the inaugural year of the awards which aims to showcase businesses in Skipton and the BD23 postcode area. After much deliberation, the judges selected a shortlist of finalists for each of the entered categories.

Tyro Training’s Matt Cornish, Head Judge on the panel said: “The judges were incredibly impressed by the sheer number of entrants. The quality was consistently high and it was a genuine challenge to pick a winner from each category.

It’s a fantastic start for the inaugural Skipton Business Awards and great to see so many companies taking part. It’s clear the Skipton area is blessed with a thriving business community.”

The finalists were assessed by the judging panel consisting of independent business experts, Victoria Robertshaw, Owner, Keelham Farm Shop, Alison Davies, Head of Digital, Skipton Building Society, Helen Clarke, Area Business Manager for Leeds and Area, Barclays Bank plc, Debi Hawkins, Skipton Centre Co-ordinator, Cancer Support Yorkshire and Matt Cornish, Marketing and Promotions Co-ordinator, Tyro Training.  Winners of each category, including overall Skipton Business of the Year, will be revealed at a glittering ceremony to take place at The Rendezvous Hotel on Thursday 23rd March at 7pm.

Billy Moffatt, Skipton President of the Chamber of Trade said, “Despite a challenging year, local companies from all sectors reported excellent performances and some great achievements. It is fantastic that so many local firms have been inspired to get involved in the awards. In recognising their excellence it provides us a collective and valuable opportunity to champion the Skipton BD23 area as a resourceful place to establish sustainable businesses.”

The awards are supported by the Skipton BID, headline sponsor Andrew Mear of High Corn Mill, associate sponsors The Pentelow Practice and The Mill Shop, twelve category sponsors including Spear Travels Ltd and sponsor of the winners’ champagne.

Tickets for the award ceremony evening, being held at The Rendezvous Hotel, are selling fast; they are available to reserve from the awards website or emailing Wendy Lawson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The full shortlist of the Skipton Business Awards 2017 can be seen by clicking here: Shortlist


Judges deliberating over entries Feb 2017
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