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Delighted winners celebrate success at prestigious business awards ceremony

There were tears of joy and plenty of laughter at this year’s glittering event to celebrate the best of local businesses, the Sixth Goole and Howdenshire Business Awards 2016.

Hosted by TV personality Harry Gration, the ceremony was staged by the Awards Committee in partnership with the Hull and Humber Chamber of Commerce. The Tim Richardson Lifetime Achievement Award, in honour of the late Goole businessman, went to Yvonne and Alan Humble of Howden, for their extraordinary work with, and lifelong dedication to, the Goole Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society.

The Overall Business Of the Year went to All Occasions Florists in Howden.

The winners of each category are as follows:

INNOVATIVE BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
Contrac Lighting
Delighted with their success, Contrac Lighting told Our Goole: ‘We are very proud to have won, a big thanks to all our staff, and thanks to the organisers for a great evening.’

CHARITY OF THE YEAR
Joint winners: Castaway Goole Ltd And Hull & East Riding Institute for the Blind

CUSTOMER SERVICE EXCELLENCE
All Occasions Florists

EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR
Garath Isle – Simon Gibson Transport Ltd

CONTRIBUTION TO THE COMMUNITY
Goole Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society

NEW BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
Repair & Restore Body Shop (Goole) Limited
Andy of Repair & Restore Body Shop told Our Goole: ‘We’d just like to thank all the local businesses and the local community that support us, especially Goole Development Trust who helped us get up and running.’

SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
Rob Featherstones Butchers and Bakers
Rob of Featherstone’s Butchers told Our Goole: ‘We would like to thank our customers for their continued support and appreciation over the years. We had an amazing evening, made even better by winning the award for best small business 2016.’

LARGE BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
Collett & Sons Ltd

RETAIL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
Morgan and Quinn Ltd
Gary Quinn of Morgan & Quinn told Our Goole: ‘We’d like to say a huge thank you to all customers, both new and old, for helping us achieve this great level of success. Being awarded ‘Best Retail Business 2016’ is a fantastic achievement, and we continually strive to be independent yet professional in all aspects of our work.’’

SERVICE SECTOR OF THE YEAR
HBP Systems

THE TIM RICHARDSON LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Alan & Yvonne Humble

OVERALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
All Occasions Florists
Winner of two prestigious awards, a delighted Sarah of All Occasions Florists of Howden, told Our Goole: ‘What a fantastic surprise it was to not only win Customer Service Excellence 2016 but Overall Business of the Year 2016 too! A massive thank you to all our fantastic customers who have continuously supported us throughout the years, thank you to the committee for organising a fabulous evening, and last but by no means least thank you to the amazing team we have at All Occasions for all their hard work.’

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