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Best Business to Business (B2B) Supplier/Wholesaler

Best Business to Business Supplier (B2B)/Wholesaler - 2019 Sponsor - Windle & Bowker

The BD23 area hosts a wide selection of businesses offering business to business services each and every day.  Many have a retail section too.  We introduced this category in 2018 to offer these businesses another chance to champion these wholesalers and business to business providers.


Best New Business

Best New Business - 2019 Sponsor - AWB Charlesworth Solicitors

Celebrating the companies who have launched since 1st October 2017 through to closing date of entries on Friday 15th February 2019.


Best Bar None

Best Bar None - Sponsor - Skipton BID 

This is a special award being introduced and presented by Skipton BID.

‘Best Bar None’ is a National Award Scheme supported by the Home Office and the drinks industry. It is mainly aimed at promoting responsible management and operation of alcohol licensed premises.  Skipton BID is working with the Business Crime Reduction Partnership initiative to reduce alcohol related crime and anti-social behaviour in Skipton Town, two objectives that the scheme wholly embraces and they will be presenting the winner of this year’s award on the Presentation Night. 

Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information about this category and how to qualify for entry in forthcoming years.


Best Leisure and Tourism Business

Best Leisure and Tourism Business – 2019 Sponsor – Spear Travels

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

Best Manufacturer/Engineering Business – 2019 Sponsor – The Shepherd Partnership

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.

Best Food and Drink

Best Food and Drink – 2019 Sponsor – The Rendezvous Hotel

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

Best Accommodation2019 Sponsor – Jelf Insurance

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

Best Professional/Financial Services Business – 2019 Sponsor – Skipton Building Society

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

Best Customer Service – 2019 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

Best Retailer – 2019 Sponsor – Barclays Bank PLC

From small independent shopkeepers to trading estate businesses and online traders, if you sell products then this is the category for you.

Best Fitness Health & Beauty Business

Best Fitness, Health & Beauty Business – 2019 Sponsor – Aspire Magazine

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

Best Apprentice/Trainee – 2019 Sponsor – High Corn Mill

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

Best Market Stall – 2019 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

Overall winner - Business of the Year – Headline Sponsor 2019 – Skipton BID

The most inspirational business from all our category winners will be awarded this overall accolade.


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