Published — 12 April, 2019

Local MP supports Excellence in Business Awards


Our area has outstanding businesses ensuring a healthy local economy and almost full employment.  The Harrogate Advertiser Excellence in Business awards celebrates the achievements of those businesses, their owners and their teams.

This year’s awards ceremony was held at the Pavilions in Harrogate and was attended by hundreds from the business community.

“I have started my own businesses and worked in some very large businesses including Bettys and Taylors.  I know how important business is and that small businesses are the backbone of our local and national economy.  That is why it was such an honour to be at the awards ceremony.”

Andrew Jones, MP for Harrogate & Knaresborough

The categories and winners were:

Employer of the Year
Network Scientific

Tourism Award
Harrogate International Festivals

Highly Commended
Harrogate Theatre

Best Rural Business
Wharfe Valley Farms

Best Company Website
Snooty Frox of Harrogate

Best Customer Service
Rise Furniture and Mobility

Apprentice of the Year
James Marks of Fodder

Green Award for Small Business
Number Thirteen

Green Award for Large Business
Cone Exchange

Best Small Business
Reel Film Media

Best Medium Business
Bioclad Ltd

Highly Commended
Clearpoint Recycling

Best Large Business
Harrogate Bus Company

Highly Commended
High Street TV

Achievements in Technology
Chameleon Technology

Highly Commended
Signa Technologies Ltd

Best Family-Run Business
GPS Return

Highly Commended
K Addyman Butchers

Business Personality of the Year
Sharon Canavar, CEO of Harrogate International Festivals

Lifetime Achievement Award
Lesley Wild, Group Chair of Bettys and Taylors of Harrogate


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