In Association with DLA Piper, PWC & Yorkshire Bank

Yorkshire Post Excellence in Business Awards 2017

It's official. The search is now on for the best businesses in Yorkshire.
Entries for The Yorkshire Post Excellence in Business Awards are officially open and we are inviting the best of the region's companies to put themselves forward.
Last year saw a record level of entries into the awards, which were hosted by former cabinet minister turned broadcaster Michael Portillo at a glittering ceremony at The New Dock in Leeds.
R&R Ice Cream, Tracsis and Yorkshire Provender triumphed in the main categories and there was a lifetime award for JCT600 founder and chairman Jack Tordoff. 
Mr Tordoff attributed his success to "hard work" saying "if you work hard enough you will get to be a winner". 

The awards honour household names, and help to spot the rising stars of the corporate world. Over the last decade the awards have attracted a host of high profile speakers, including David Cameron, who attended when he was leader of the opposition, and the Chancellor George Osborne.

Other senior figures who have spoken at the awards include the former Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls, and Nick Clegg, the former Deputy Prime Minister. 

Mark Casci, business editor of The Yorkshire Post, said: "The esteem and affection with which these awards are held is palpable from the interest and passion they provoke every year.

"In these ever-changing and evolving times it is essential we celebrate and highlight the outstanding work that so many of our companies do on a day-to-day basis.

"I am continually stating how Yorkshire is a world-class centre for business and nothing sums this up more than these awards.

"I look forward to viewing your entries."

This year’s ceremony will take place on November 2 at New Dock Hall.

And entries are sought in the following areas: 
  • Companies turning over more than £50, sponsored by DLA Piper.
  • Companies turning over between £10m and £50m.
  • Companies turning over less than £10m.
  • Outstanding Employer.
  • Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Leeds Beckett University  
  • Young Business of the Year.
  • Apprenticeship Award 
  • Commercial Space - Peel Airports Group
  • Community Award 
  • Diversity Award 
  • Exporter 
  • Turnaround 
  • Technology 
  • Leadership Award 

Closing date for entries is June 2nd 2017.


Companies turning over £50m - Sponsored by DLA Piper 
- Sky Betting and Gaming 
- Zenith Vehicle Contracts 
- M J Gleeson Plc 
- Morses Club 
- MKM Building Supplies 
Companies turning over between £10m and £50m - Sponsored by Grant Thornton 
- Southerns Limited 
- Jaywing 
- Christeyns 
- Headoffice3
- Wensleydale Creamery 
Companies turning over less than £10 
- Big Change Apps 
- The Coniston Hotel Country Estate & Spa 
- EuroStar Commodities 
- Twisted Automotive 
- NGC Networks 
- J & C Joel 
- Stephenson Group 
- BioClad 
- Pexa Ltd 
- Heald Ltd 
- BemroseBooth Paragon 
- M J Gleeson Plc 
- Infoserve Ltd
- Ullman International Limited 
- Sheffield Forgemasters International Ltd 
Leadership - Sponsored by Provident Financial Plc 
- Richard Flint - Sky Betting and Gaming 
- Jillian Thomas - Future Life Wealth Management 
- Craig Such - Azzure IT 
- Paul Teasdale - Premier Technical Services Group Plc 
- Andrew Weaver - Strata 
Outstanding Employer - Sponsored by Cascade HR 
- Zenith Vehicle Contracts 
- Sky Betting and Gaming 
- Comply Direct Ltd 
- The Right Fuel Card Company 
Commercial Space - Sponsored by Doncaster & Sheffield Airport
- Verdion 
- Jaywing 
- Harris CM Ltd 
- Tokyo Industries 
Technology - Sponsored by CityFibre 
- Sky Betting and Gaming 
- BigChange 
- Authenticate IS 
- Malton Laser 
- Parallax 
Young Business - Sponsored by First Direct 
- Headoffice3
- BigChange 
- Heck! 
- Berkeley Driver 
- Picture News 
Entrepreneur - Sponsored by Leeds Beckett University 
- Janine Dutton - Belle Lingerie Ltd 
- Martin Port - BigChange 
- Jonathan Sanderson - Corecom Consulting
- James Howard - Yorkshire Payments 
- Neil Molyneaux - Haresign Bespoke 
- David Kilburn - MKM Building Supplies 
Apprenticeship Award - Sponsored by Yorkshire Building Society 
- Spooner Industries 
- Alfred Bagnall & Sons 
- Azzure IT 
- Zenith Vehicle Contracts 
- JCT600 
Diversity - Sponsored by Sky Bet
- The Right Fuel Card Company 
- Evoke Media Group 
- Linbrooke Services Ltd 

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

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