The Brighouse Business Awards took place on Thursday 7th May. It was held at Brighouse Sports & Social Club. The warm camaraderie amongst the businesses reflected the friendships which have developed between us over the last few years. Clare Frisby from BBC Breakfast was our compere for the evening and she kept things moving in her usual professional way introducing each of the finalists of the 10 coveted awards.
We are immensely proud that our own Nicole Bland received “Apprentice of the Year” award which was also awarded to Sophie Williams and Lewis Parry from our neighbouring business Yorkshire Payments. The judging was difficult in this category as each young person had shown dedication and excellent progression with their studies and responsibilities at their places of work. Each of the apprentices were pleased to take home a glass trophy as an acknowledgement of their hard work.
Sleigh & Story proudly sponsored the Large Business of the Year award which Peter Sleigh presented to Asquith Butler.
The other winners were:- Business of the year – Quickslide Limited; Small to Medium Sized Business of the year – Yorkshire Payments; New Business of the Year – Jeremy’s at the Boathouse; The Best for Brighouse – Rokt Climbing Gym; Manufacturing Award – Avocet Hardware; The Building Industry Award – Arkoni – Corporate Venue of the Year – Prego Restaurant & Waterfront Lodge Hotel and finally Business Person of the year – Carl Hopkins.
A truly enjoyable evening was had by all and a feeling of pride to be part of such a fantastic little town.