In Association with DLA Piper & Grant Thornton

Award Categories

Companies with a turnover over £50m

Sponsored by DLA Piper

This category honours the commercial giants which conduct business on a vast scale, but still understand the importance of training, research, innovation and long-term business planning.

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Companies with a turnover between £10m and £50m

Sponsored by Grant Thornton

This award focuses on mid-tier firms which are the real powerhouse of the region’s economy. It honours those firms which have made astute investment decisions without losing sight of the bottom line.

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Companies with a turnover up to £10m

Available for Sponsorship

Our region has a world class collection of SMEs. This award highlights the work carried out by smaller firms which are often enjoying rapid growth, while continuing to develop new services and products.

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Young Business

Sponsored by First Direct

A new category focusing on rapidly growing businesses in our region. Celebrating the success of small businesses with big ambitions who are using innovation to the best effect to drive their business and/or industry forward.

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Outstanding Employer

Sponsored by Cascade HR

This award recognises those employers that truly value their staff, and reward them in a sustainable way that nurtures the company. They have a deep-rooted and integrated approach to personal development.

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Exporter

Sponsored by Propaganda

The winner of this award is really helping to drive the export-led recovery. The winner might have moved into overseas markets before the competition, and have acquired a detailed understanding of the nuances of each market.

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Entrepreneur

Sponsored by Leeds Beckett

This award honours a rare individual who inspires others to greatness and isn’t scared to take risks in pursuit of reward. They are leaders in their field, who are also respected by their local community.

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Technology

Sponsored by CityFibre

In this category, we are seeking a winner who harnesses technology to give their firm the edge. They are leaders, and not followers, in the technological arena. They truly understand how the world of business has changed in the 21st century.

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Turnaround

Sponsored by Henderson Insurance Brokers

This award honours a business that is flourishing after coming back from the brink. It has far-sighted leaders who held their nerve to build a sustainable future for the company and its staff.

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Commercial space

Sponsored by Doncaster and Sheffield Airport

We’re seeking a commercial project that is an inspiring use of commercial space, and also shows the real value of world class architects and designers. It can be a new build or an existing project

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Diversity

Sponsored by SkyBet

This honours companies that value every employee, and have gone beyond the call of duty to ensure they attract and retain a workforce that reflects the diversity of British society. They are taking a pro-active approach to fighting discrimination, and reaping financial benefits as a result.

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Apprenticeship

Sponsored by Yorkshire Building Society

Apprenticeships are staging a comeback, and the winner of this award has placed apprenticeships at the heart of its growth plans. They are turning the apprentices of today into the captains of industry of tomorrow.

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Leadership

Sponsored by Provident Financial

Nobody forgets a great leader, and this award honours an individual who has displayed courage, tenacity and wisdom in a tough role.

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Lifetime

Sponsored by The Yorkshire Post

This award honours an individual who has made a commitment to Yorkshire business their life’s work. Their efforts have helped to make God’s Own County the best place to establish a business in the UK.

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New Dock Hall, Royal Armouries Museum
Armouries Drive, Leeds, LS10 1LT

The Yorkshire Post Excellence in Business Awards
on 2nd November 2017