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09/10/2012

Chamber Bridlington & Yorkshire Coast Business Awards

Now in its sixth year,our Bridlington & Yorkshire Coast Business Awards celebrate the success of companies across East Yorkshire, from small start-ups to multi-million pound turnover operations. Held on Friday 5th October, at The Spa in Bridlington, 350 delegates from across East Yorkshire turned out to celebrate at this prestigious event, with entertainment provided by Snake Davis.

There were eight awards up for grabs, with guests enjoying a three-course meal before the gongs were handed out. 

Matt Jukes, Chamber President and ABP port director for Hull and Goole, said:

"With the media pretty downbeat whenever you turn on the news, it is only too easy to slip into the same mindset. "However, I am a firm believer on looking for the positives and focusing on opportunities.

"I am confident we have many good news stories here in our region. Some of these we will hear from tonight.

"The fact we are building ships again in the Humber, thanks to the likes of Rix and Dunstons, is great news for the area. We have a lot to shout about.

"We all know how important our region is to the future of the UK economy. It is up to us to get this message across."

The Category award winners are shown as follows:

  • Start Up Business of the Year (sponsored by Paragon Data Services): Wolds Cottage Kitchen
  • Small Business of the Year (sponsored by Towergate Insurance): Yarrows Aggregates
  • Medium/Large Business of the Year (sponsored by Barclays): G F Smith
  • International Business of the Year (sponsored by Napoleons Casino And Restaurant) Shiphams Valves
  • Green Business of the Year (sponsored by Muntons): GWE Biogas
  • Training Business of the Year (sponsored by east Riding College): Sewell Retail
  • Social Enterprise of the Year (sponsored by HOTA): Seachange Community Trust
  • Overall Business of the Year (Sponsored by Lloyd Dowson): GWE Biogas

Upon winning the Overall Business of the Year Award, Director of GWE Biogas, Tom Megginson commented:

"I am immensely proud to receive this award on behalf of all of us at GWE Biogas. There have been some really great businesses nominated and winning awards this evening, which makes it even more special for us.

"Private enterprise is key to the UK economy. We have certainly achieved a lot over the past five years. We are very grateful for this award."

[See coverage courtesy of Hull Daily Mail]



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