The main sponsor of the Harrogate Advertiser Series Business Awards has called on businesses to enter and be recognised for their success.
Steve Archer, director of Harrogate and Pateley Bridge estate agent Verity Frearson, which is sponsoring the Awards for the third year running, said that local businesses were fundamental to the local economy.
“We’re sponsoring these awards because it’s important that the success of local businesses is recognised, and we want to be a part of that,” he said.
“But it’s not just about the winners. There are lots of small businesses doing fantastic jobs that don’t get the limelight, but which need to be celebrated.”
The awards, now in their tenth year, are open to businesses trading in the circulation area of the Harrogate Advertiser, Knaresborough Post, Wetherby News, Nidderdale Herald and Ripon Gazette – an area larger than some countries!
Every business sector is covered, and individual category sponsors include Leeds Bradford Airport, the Yorkshire Agricultural Society, Harrogate Chamber of Commerce, Harrogate Borough Council, Covance, Berwins Solicitors, Si Recruitment, McCormicks Solicitors, Saffery Champness and Cicada Communications. The champagne reception on the night will be sponsored by CNG Ltd.
The awards dinner will be held at the Majestic Hotel in Harrogate on Thursday, April 30.
There are 13 awards:
Best Rural Business
Employee of the Year
Employer of the Year
Best Small Company
Best Medium Company
Best Large Company
Best Company website
Harrogate Borough Council ‘Celebrating New Business’ award
Business Personality of the Year
Lifetime Achievement Award
Businesses may enter as many categories as they wish. Entry is free. The closing date for entries is noon on Monday, March 16. Details of how to enter will be published soon.