Slideshow: Yorkshire Young Achievers 2013

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The 21st Yorkshire Young Achievers Awards, sponsored by McCormicks Solicitors of Harrogate, had plenty to celebrate with of a host of young Yorkshire talent.

It was also announced that the total raised from this annual event since 1993 had reached an amazing £1 million.

The Personality of the Year Award at the gala dinner at Leeds United’s Centenary Pavilion, presented by the Chairman of the Awards, Peter McCormick OBE, went to 15-year-old comedian Jack Carroll of Brighouse.

The Awards mark the achievements of people aged 35 and under in seven categories and are organised by the Yorkshire Young Achievers Foundation.

Peter McCormick said: “What a way to celebrate our 21st anniversary.

“None of this would have been possible without the tremendous support from our sponsors and from guests at the award.”

The other main winners were:

Achievement in Sport, sponsored by Leeds United Football Club:

Joe Root, 22, of Sheffield.

Youngster of the Year, sponsored by DFS Furniture Company:

Cody Hartley, 11, of Thorpe near Wakefield.

Achievement in the Arts, sponsored by the Yorkshire Evening Post:

John Newman, 23, of Settle.

Achievement in Management and Enterprise, sponsored by The Wetherby Whaler Group:

Sophie Epstone, 32, of London (but born in Leeds).

Achievement in Education, sponsored by Positive Tax Solutions:

Rosie King, 15, of Horbury, Wakefield.

Unsung Hero, sponsored by Lunchbox Theatrical Productions:

Will Southall, 20, of Garriston near Leyburn

For the full list of winners, visit www.yorkshireyoungachievers.co.uk




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