Entries open for Yorkshire Business of the Year awards

Entries open today for TheBusinessDesk.com’s annual Yorkshire business awards – and this year’s event will be bigger and better than ever.

The annual awards, celebrating and honouring the best businesses of all sizes and sectors across the region, have become a red letter day on Yorkshire’s business calendars.

The awards previously known as the Yorkshire Business Masters are now the Yorkshire Business of the Year Awards.

It’s more than a rebranding. The awards now feature a new, rigorous judging procedure. Judges will visit entrants over the next few months to meet leaders and staff and see business operations for themselves to create their shortlist.

Each shortlisted company will then be invited to give a presentation to the judging panel who will select the category winners.

The winners are announced at a gala dinner at the Queen’s Hotel in Leeds on Thursday 29 February 2024.

Yorkshire editor Andrew Staples said, “This has been a challenging time for the region’s businesses, but so many have risen to the occasion and demonstrated true excellence, emerging stronger and better than ever. We want to hear from them so that we can honour their achievements. The new judging process is designed to find the region’s very best in each category.

“The Business of the Year Awards are a collaborative effort between TheBusinessDesk.com and our partners CMS, LDC, RBC Brewin Dolphin and Verlingue, whose experts will be visiting entrants and creating the shortlist.”

There are 15 categories in the Business of the Year awards, including CEO of the Year. Firms are encouraged to enter all those they’re qualified for. As in previous years, the judges will nominate and select the Ambassador award.

The categories are:

  • Start-up
  • Innovation
  • Sustainability
  • International Trade
  • Investment
  • Community Impact
  • Property Business
  • Family Business
  • Small Business (up to 50 employees)
  • Medium Business (51-250 employees)
  • Large Business (251+ employees)
  • Fast Growth Business
  • CEO of the Year
  • Employer of the Year
  • Ambassador

The Yorkshire Business of the Year Awards 2024 will be backed by headline sponsors CMS, LDC, RBC Brewin Dolphin, and Verlingue. Gilbanks is a category sponsor.

The deadline for entries is Friday 7 July, 2023.

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