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REVEALED: Harrogate Advertiser Business Awards winners 2018

NADV 1804192AM10 2018 Business Awards. Winner of The Business Personality of The Year Martin Gerrard with Sir Gary Verity and Matthew Stamford of sponsors Verity Frearson.  (1804192AM10)
NADV 1804192AM10 2018 Business Awards. Winner of The Business Personality of The Year Martin Gerrard with Sir Gary Verity and Matthew Stamford of sponsors Verity Frearson. (1804192AM10)

The winners of the 2018 Harrogate Advertiser Business Awards, sponsored by Verity Frearson, were revealed at Thursday night’s glittering ceremony at the Royal Hall.

The black-tie event – one of the highlights of the region’s business calendar – is the grand finale of an awards process which started back in December.

A great number of entries were received, scrutinised, judged and reduced to shortlists, and Thursday’s extravaganza saw the winners revealed in all categories – including the Business Personality of the Year and the Lifetime Achievement Award.

The ceremony was hosted by Jean MacQuarrie, editor of the Harrogate Advertiser Series, and, for the first time, Sir Gary Verity, chief executive of tour-

ism body Welcome to Yorkshire.