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2018 Finalists are announced!

Finalists are announced!

Several local businesses are celebrating as the shortlisted finalists of the Skipton Business Awards 2018 have been announced. The working party of organisers is delighted to have attracted so many entries in this second 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.

Matt Cornish, Head Judge on the panel said: “It was good to see so many new entrants this year. The quality of entries, and particularly the strength of the supplementary information from those shortlisted, really highlighted how these brilliant businesses contribute to the community.”


SBA 2018 Judges deliberating over entries

Wendy Lawson, Awards Coordinator added: “We are looking forward to showcasing the awards’ shortlisted finalists and winners. I know it was a difficult task for the judges to make selections from such an eclectic mix of businesses, which is why we have a panel with different views to offer. We’d like to thank every business which took time to submit an entry; you make the awards what it is.”

The finalists were assessed by the judging panel consisting of independent business experts, Alison Davies, Head of Digital, Skipton Building Society, Helen Clarke, Area Business Manager for Leeds and Area, Barclays Bank plc, Wendy Bateson, Estate Administrator, Broughton Hall Estate, Geraldine Thompson, BID Manager & Director, Skipton BID and Matt Cornish, Account Manager, AKA PR.  Winners of each category, including overall Skipton Business of the Year, will be revealed at a prestigious ceremony to take place at The Rendezvous Hotel on Thursday 22nd March from 6.30pm.

The awards are supported by headline sponsor Skipton Building Society, twelve category sponsors, winners’ champagne sponsor Pentelow Practice and table centre sponsor AWB Charlesworth Solicitors. Skipton BID will also be announcing the winner of The Best Bar None Award.


Tickets for the award ceremony evening, being held at The Rendezvous Hotel, are almost sold out; they are available to reserve by emailing Coordinator, 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 2018:
Best Accommodation Award

Sponsored by The Rendezvous Hotel

Finalists:
The Black Horse Hotel, Grassington
Dalesgate Lodge B&B
Grassington House

Best Apprentice/Trainee Award
Sponsored by Spear Travels Ltd
Finalists:
Holly Broadbent (Kingsway Veterinary Group)
Luke Baldwin (Hartleys)
Ruby Prince (Coffeecare)


Best Business to Business (B2B) Supplier/Wholesaler Award (New category)
Sponsored by Bluefin Insurance Services
Finalists:
Class One Fresh Produce
Coffee Care
Crossgates Bioenergetics Ltd


Best Customer Service Award
Sponsored by Bizzie Lizzie’s
Finalists:
The Coniston Hotel Country Estate & Spa
Kingsway Veterinary Group
Mewies Solicitors


Best Fitness Health & Beauty Business Award
Sponsored by Aspire Magazine
Finalists:
Crossgates Bioenergetics Ltd
Sitting Pretty
Skipton Slimming World

Best Food & Drink Award
Sponsored by Barclays Bank PLC
Finalists:
Bizzie Lizzie’s
Coffee Care
Grassington House


Best Leisure & Tourism Award
Sponsored by The Mill Shop, Skipton
Finalists:
Craven Country Ride
QUADTREX
Thornton Hall Country Park


Best Manufacturing/Engineering Business Award
Sponsored by Windle & Bowker
Finalists:
JB Springs
Hartleys
Principle Healthcare


Best Market Stall Award
Sponsored by Skipton Market
Finalists:
Feather’s Funky Eggs
Howard’s
Traditional Yorkshire Biscuits


Best New Business Award (New category)
Sponsored by High Corn Mill
Finalists:
Alexander’s
Essential Self
Kibble Bakery

Best Professional/Financial Services Business Award
Sponsored by The Shepherd Partnership Limited
Finalists:
Mewies Solicitors
The Pentelow Practice
Walker Foster


Best Retailer
Sponsored by Tyro Training
Finalists:
Fleur Lingerie
The Present Planners Toy Shop
Spear Travels


Overall Best Skipton Business Award Winner
Sponsored by Headline Sponsor Skipton Building Society
Winner: Will be revealed at the Awards
      

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