REVEALED: Harrogate Advertiser Business Awards 2015 shortlist

Winners at the 2014 Harrogate Advertiser Series Business Awards.
Winners at the 2014 Harrogate Advertiser Series Business Awards.
  • Shortlist revealed
  • Winners to be announced at dinner on Thursday, April 30

The shortlist for the 2015 Harrogate Advertiser Series Business Awards has been revealed.

The awards, which are sponsored by Harrogate and Pateley Bridge estate agent Verity Frearson for the third year running, are open to businesses trading in the circulation area of the Harrogate Advertiser, Knaresborough Post, Wetherby News, Nidderdale Herald and Ripon Gazette.

The awards, which are now in their tenth year, celebrate the very best businesses and businesspeople in our area and are open to businesses trading in the circulation area of the

The awards cover every business sector, and sponsors include Harrogate Chamber of Commerce, Harrogate Borough Council, Si Recruitment, Berwins solicitors, Saffery Champness, Cicada Communications and Covance and McCormicks Solicitors.

The 2015 shortlist:

Young Entrepreneur of Year

Caroline Fowler - Needle Point Sewing Cafe

Grace Lister - Lister’s Farm Shop

Charlie Hartley - Impression DP

Best Rural Business Award

Sam Turner & Sons Ltd


Yorkshire Heart

Tourism Award

Harrogate International Festivals

Harrogate Christmas Market

Stockeld Park

Green Award

Cakes & Bakes of Harrogate

Studfold ‘The Nidderdale Experience’

Employee of the Year

Amy Thornton - Stockeld Park

Georgie Brook - Stockeld Park

James Plummer - The Avalon Group

Employer of the Year

The Avalon Group

Welcom Digital Ltd

Wish Group

Best Small Company of the Year (1 to 10 employees)

M Procter Opticians

Richard Grafton Interiors

The Dog Walker

Yonder Consulting Ltd

Yorkshire Resin Coatings Ltd

Best Medium Company of the Year (11 to 50 employees)


Extreme Creations

Kettlewell Fuels Ltd


Vital Technology

Best Large Company of the Year (over 50 employees)

Rudding Park Hotel, Spa & Golf

Vantage Motor Group


Best Company Website

Airline Taxis Ltd

Ake & Humphries Wine & Beer Specialists

Black Sheep Breweries

Cause UK

Fine & Superior Ltd

Impression DP

Harrogate Borough Council - ‘Celebrating new business’


Smalley Marsey Rispin Architects Ltd

The Ainsty Group

The Harrogate Candle Company Ltd

Yorkshire Heart

Business Personality of the Year

to be announced

Lifetime Achievement

to be announced