The Hambleton Business Awards is an opportunity to recognise and celebrate the great business achievements of businesses in Hambleton. Anyone can submit a nomination for a worthy business or individual. Hambleton District Council hosted the awards ceremony at The Forum on 6 July 2017.
Business Awards 2017 ceremony video
Apprenticeship Champion: Rebecca Salmon Owens - Hollins Stables
This was awarded to the apprentice who has developed most in the role since joining the business and has contributed most to the business.
Engaging Young Minds: Walter Thompson Contractors Ltd
Awarded to an individual or business most involved with schools and education providers. This could include engagement with primary, secondary, further or higher education providers. It could include time provided to work with schools, support for projects/curriculum providing work experience and placements.
Engaging Young Minds, Highly Commended Certificate: Robins Equi Teach
Hambleton Champion: Rachael Roberts - Wensleydale Railway
Awarded to a business or individual that has championed Hambleton as a great place to do business. It could include acting as an ambassador for their local company or for other businesses promoting the area and encouraging others to work and run businesses in Hambleton.
Innovation: Inspired Pet Nutrition
Awarded to an individual or business demonstrating the most innovation with regards to marketing, design, manufacturing, performance of services or adapting to the changing market place. It could include improved manufacturing processes, promoting sustainability or the design of a product or service.
Best Customer Service: Blossom Home Care
Awarded to a business or individual who puts customers at the centre of its service. It could include how the business or individual look after customers and go that extra mile in their services.
Independent Retailer: Yorks of Thirsk Tearooms
Awarded to an independent retail business or individual within the business who demonstrates what sets them apart from others.
Networking Group: First Monday Business Network
Awarded to the group that offers support and advice to its members and the network group which has taken steps to provide the best opportunity for businesses to engage with each other.
Legacy (joint winner): Charles Barker - Barkers
Awarded to a family business in Hambleton that has left a legacy in the area for the future.