Finalists announced for inaugural Yorkshire and Humberside Family Business Awards

The wait is over, as finalists for the very first Yorkshire and Humberside Family Business Awards have been named.

Applications have been sent in from all corners of the Yorkshire and Humberside region for the forthcoming Awards on 11th November. The eagerly anticipated list of finalists was announced on 10th October announcing 29 outstanding businesses and individuals.

The Yorkshire and Humberside Family Business Awards, organised by The Family Business Community champions family firms from across the region, recognising their achievements and celebrating their successes in style.

Sue Howorth, Co-Founder of The Family Business Community said, “After so much interest and demand around the North West Family Business Awards, it’s been an exciting journey to take the plunge and launch the Awards in Yorkshire and Humberside for the first time this year.”

With over 5 million family-owned businesses in the UK, employing approximately 50% of the private sector workforce, family firms are a huge contributor to the UK economy.
Dave Clarkson, Co-Founder of The Family Business Community said, “Family businesses come in all shapes and sizes, and we feel it is vitally important to represent them as a sector in their own right. From micro businesses to multi-generational companies that have been operating for hundreds of years, we’re looking forward to a real celebration at this November’s awards.”

The task of reviewing and shortlisting this year’s entries was a difficult one, with the judges looking for businesses that could demonstrate a strong business strategy and a commitment to providing a first-class service, as well as sound business processes, values and communication.

In total there were fourteen categories open for entry, including sector-specific categories, Employee of the Year and the People’s Choice Award where the winner is decided by a combination of public vote and judges scores.

The shortlisted finalists for the Yorkshire and Humberside Family Business Awards 2022 are as follows:

Agribusiness
Little Wold Vineyard
The Whole Hogg Farm Shop & Team Rooms
Robertshaw’s Farm Shop

Best Social Impact
The Cones Books
Pavers
Howarths
John Good Group

Business Services
X-Press Legal Services
Howarths
Buttercrumble
Yorkshire Packaging Systems

Construction, Property & Engineering
Alfred Bagnall and Sons Limited
Yorkshire Packaging Systems
Econ Engineering

Emerging Family Business
Harrison-Lock Family Butchers Ltd
Osprey Meadow
The Yorkshire Pasta Company
At The Mill

Food & Drink Establishments
Robertshaw’s Farm Shop
Grassington House
The Whole Hogg Farm Shop & Team Rooms
Pride & Provenance

Food and Drink Producers
Yorkshire Flapjack Ltd
Wold Top
Little Wold Vineyard
The Yorkshire Pasta Company

Haulage and Logistics
Campeys of Selby Ltd
John Good Group

Leisure and Tourism
Little Wold Vineyard
Osprey Meadow
Grassington House
At The Mill

Manufacturing
Tiger Sheds
The Yorkshire Pasta Company
JSW 4 Jumps Ltd

Retailers and Etailers
Pavers
Vintage Sofa Co.
Floor Design Wetherby
Tiger Sheds

Wholesalers
Anglo Stainless Ltd
The Yorkshire Pasta Company
Yorkshire Flapjack Ltd

Employee of the Year
Anglo Stainless Ltd – Daniel Hullah
JSW 4 Jumps Ltd – Carl Foster
John Good Group – Darren Howden
Yorkshire Flapjack – Kevin Wilson
Tiger Sheds – Georgia Rishworth

People’s Choice
Yorkshire Flapjack Ltd
The Whole Hogg Farm Shop & Team Rooms
Howell Film
JSW 4 Jumps Ltd
The Cones Books
Howarths
Buttercrumble
Robertshaw’s Farm Shop
Pentelow Wealth Management
KRA:FT
Pride & Provenance
Harrison-Lock Family Butchers Ltd Business

The finalists will now receive a visit from the judging panel before the final decision is made, with the winners announced at a glittering ceremony on Friday 11th November at Headingley Stadium in Leeds.

For more information about the Yorkshire and Humberside Family Business Awards, visit https://yorkshireandhumbersidefamilybusinessawards.co.uk/

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