The entries for the prestigious awards have been whittled down to the final three for each category, and businesses from the local area are eager to celebrate their well-earned success.
In just six years the Goole & Howdenshire Business Excellence Awards have become one of the region’s most reputable events, continuing to recognise local business success stories and present an opportunity to further raise the profile of Goole & Howdenshire.
Local businessman and Chair of the Awards Committee, Joseph Richardson, told Our Goole: ‘This is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate and promote businesses in this area and everyone involved in them. The awards are as much about celebrating the growth of small businesses as about winning a category.’
The finalists are as follows:
Innovative Business sponsored by Press Association:
Simplytrak Ltd; Simon Gibson Transport Ltd; ITexpress Technology Group Ltd
Charity of the Year sponsored by Filplastic:
Jerry Green Dog Rescue; Goole & District Lions Club; Hull & East Riding (HER) Breast Friends
Customer Service Excellence sponsored by Townends Accountants LLP:
HBP Systems Ltd; Jerry Green Dog Rescue; Drewton’s Farm Shop
Employee of the Year sponsored by ABP:
Sarah Heatley (Anna’s Happy Trotters), Isaac Hughes (Press Association), Martyn Campbell (Drewton’s Farm Shop)
New Business of the Year sponsored by Cobus Communications Group:
Wade Joinery & Construction Services, Living Publications Ltd (Howdenshire Living), Teri-Leigh Hair to Nails
Small Business of the Year sponsored by Federation of Small Businesses:
Simplytrak Ltd, MNA Group Ltd, Design Streak
Large Business of the Year sponsored by HSBC Bank plc:
Simon Gibson Transport Ltd, Selby College, JD Garage Equipment
Service Sector Business of the Year sponsored by Goole College:
MNA Group Ltd, Independent Tax, Cobus Communications Group
Contribution to the Community sponsored by H Walton Ltd:
Goole AFC Community Football Club, The Tailor’s Chalk Micro Pub, Living Publications Ltd (Howdenshire Living)
Overall Business of the Year sponsored by Link Agency:
The overall winner is a business selected from the finalists and announced at the awards ceremony
The black-tie dinner and ceremony is being held at Goole High School on Friday, February 24. It will be hosted by the BBC’s Harry Gration and staged by the Awards Committee in partnership with the Hull and Humber Chamber of Commerce.
Good luck to all the finalists.