Night to remember as Yorkshire businesses celebrate in style at 2019 Fashion Ball

Yorkshire business leaders and professionals celebrated at the 2019 FB Fashion Ball and raised thousands for charity by strutting their stuff on the catwalk.

Around 60 well known individuals from some of the region’s top businesses took to the catwalk to model outfits at the FB Fashion Ball, held on Thursday at New Dock Hall in Leeds.

The annual event now in its 22nd year showcased clothes from Ted Baker, French Connection, Jigsaw, Hawes & Curtis, Accent Clothing, Oh Dolly and Jessica Elizabeth.

Organiser Lisa Darwin said: “Wow! What a night. The FB Fashion Ball is always a highlight in the corporate calendar and this year proved no different.

“The models did a superb job of overcoming any nerves and showcased some fabulous fashion with style. Along with the FB Business and Lifestyle Awards, the evening was a true celebration of what’s great about our region.

“The number of charities we have been able to support this year by incorporating the sponsorship element has been fantastic and confirms the generosity of the Yorkshire business community.”

As well as the catwalk show, the FB Business & Lifestyle Awards took pride of place honouring and celebrating the region’s businesses, individuals and brands. Winners included:
Male Business Leader of the Year 2019, Chris Allen, Blacks Solicitors LLP
Personal Assistant of the Year 2019, Chrissie Gray, KPMG
Achiever of the Year 2019, Alex Fogal, Barclays
Corporate Social Responsibility of the Year 2019, Lupton Fawcett
Stylish Female of the Year 2019, Yasmin Holiday, Nucleus
Marketing Team of the Year 2019, Irwin Mitchell
Best Business To Work For of the Year 2019, LCF Law
Business Diversity of the Year 2019, Pinsent Masons
Special Achiever of the Year 2019, Dermot Thomas, KPMG
Female Business Leader of the Year 2019, Sue Richardson, KPMG
Team of the Year 2019, Clarion Family Law
Boss of the Year 2019, Suzanne Robinson, Ernst & Young
Restaurant of the Year 2019, Heaney & Mill
Fashion Retailer of the Year 2019, Ted Baker
Hotel & Spa of the Year 2019, Oulton Hall Hotel & Spa
Hair And Beauty Salon of the Year, RMUK Hair & Beauty Salon
Employee of the Year 2019, Stephanie Douthwaite, Clarion
Most Stylish Male of the Year 2019, Chris Dale, Mazars
Lifetime Achievement 2019, Janet Hardcastle, Barclays

Thanks go to the events sponsors and partners, Reward Finance Group, Rolls Royce, Aston Martin, Resource, Thomas Coombs, Leeds Law Society, ICAEW, PM Forum, Professionals 100 Group, Radio Aire, Yorkshire Post, Yorkshire Leadership Group, J9 Advisory and Eventium. was media partner.
Businesses which took part in this year’s event included Irwin Mitchell, Barclays, BPI Asset Advisory, Sovereign Wealth, Pinsent Masons, Gateley Plc, LCF Law, Schofield Sweeney, Grant Thornton, PwC, Dowes Wealth Management, Legatus Law, PMR, to name a few.
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