Still time to put yourself forward for business awards

February 2, 2023

The 2023 Goole and Howdenshire Business Excellence Awards are still open for entry.

This year’s award ceremony will take place on April 14, after building work at Goole Academy has taken place. The committee’s Chairman Garrey Haase, said: “After the disappointment of not being able to hold the 2021 event due to the pandemic, it was wonderful to finally be able to come together again in February of last year to celebrate everything that’s so good about doing business in the Goole and Howdenshire area. We never fail to be impressed by the strength and variety of the entries that we receive, but it was especially pleasing to hear about the amazing resilience and adaptability of local businesses following what had been an incredibly difficult couple of years for so many of us.”

There are 11 different categories for businesses to enter and, as in previous years, the independent judging panel will also be asked to select an Overall Business of the Year Award from the entrants. The organising committee will also nominate someone to receive the Tim Richardson Lifetime Achievement Award.

Garrey added: “This year we’ve introduced the Hugh Walton Community Champion Award, for businesses that make a tangible difference to their community, in honour of the late Hugh Walton. “He was a local business man who was a great supporter of the Goole and Howdenshire Business Excellence Awards for many years. “There’s also a new Rising Star Award to recognise emerging talent within the local business community; those individuals who are tipped to become the leaders of the future. “There’s a category for every business to enter, regardless of size, the sector it operates in, or the length of time it has been established. “We want local businesses and employers to shout about their success. Don’t be afraid to enter more than one category to give yourself an even better chance of making it onto the shortlist.”

The categories for 2023 are as follows: • New Business Of The Year. • Small Business Of The Year. • Large Business Of The Year. • The Hugh Walton Community Champion Award (Business). • Charity Of The Year. • Environmentally Friendly Business Of The Year. • Marketing Excellence Award. • Rising Star Award. • Training And Development Award. • Self-Employed/Micro Business of the Year. • Team of the Year Award. The ceremony next year will be hosted by Blair Jacobs, a former presenter for BBC Humberside. For more information, and to enter, visit: The closing date for entries in February, 19. 2023.

The organising committee at last year’s event. (17-11-71 SU)

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