Yorkshire Business Masters 2018: Winners revealed
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More than 300 people celebrated Yorkshire business achievements at last night’s Yorkshire Business Masters Awards, which recognised firms in categories including innovation, fast growth and turnaround.
It was the eighth annual TheBusinessDesk.com awards, which was supported by headline sponsor Hitachi Capital. It was the biggest Business Masters awards evening yet, filling the ballroom at The Queens in Leeds.
In total, 10 company awards were handed out, as well as an ambassador award.
Kayley Worsley, Yorkshire editor of TheBusinessDesk.com, said: “What a fantastic night celebrating the successes of Yorkshire businesses. Both small and large firms joined and it was fantastic to recognise the achievements of all the shortlisted businesses – showcasing the best of our regional business community.”
The 2018 Ambassador award was presented to two people for the first time – Dr Terry and Liz Bramall – for their significant contribution to the region through their business Keepmoat and, more recently, through their Foundation which they started with a £100m endowment.
“I’m gobsmacked – can I say ‘gobsmacked’ as a Yorkshire woman? – absolutely thrilled to bits,” said Liz.
Terry added: “It’s quite incredible. I did wonder when the testimony was being read out whether it was really me.
“It’s been over 50 years, there’s a lot of work in there. What’s been emphasised tonight is when the winners have addressed their teams and people, that’s where it’s been a joy.
“We had 3,000 people, there wouldn’t have been room for all of them up here on the stage.”
This year’s event raised money for Leeds Community Foundation, while the winners’ successes were toasted by a special whisky from the Spirit of Yorkshire.
2018 Yorkshire Business Masters
Newcomer – Winner: North Brewing Company
Dynamics Networks Group
Spirit of Yorkshire
Innovation – Winner: Pure Pet Food
International Trade – Winner: AESSEAL
J and C Joel
Fast Growth – Winner: The Car Buying Group
North Brewing Company
Nexus Vehicle Rental
Pure Pet Food
Investment – Winner: Paragon ID
Community – Winner: Linley and Simpson
Turnaround – Winner: Willerby Group
Chamberlain and Co
Professional Services – Winner: Squire Patton Boggs
Small Business – Winner: Rosenbauer
Dynamic Networks Group
Medium Business – Winner: SCX
Morley Glass and Glazing
Large Business – Winner: Bee Health
Terry and Liz Bramall