Nearing the closing date!

04 January 2018

Skipton businesses reminded to submit entries

Ahead of the closing date on 15th January, Skipton business owners are reminded to submit their entries for the town’s annual business awards.

Co-ordinator Wendy Lawson commented “As everyone starts back to work invigorated by the Christmas break and the fresh start feeling of the New Year, it’s a good time to focus on past and future successes.”

Entry to the awards is open to any business with a Skipton BD23 postcode and requires only a 300 word summary for each category entered, so even time-pressured business owners can take part. The process also does not require detailed fiscal information which can be a deterrent to some businesses.

The purpose of the awards is to showcase and champion the businesses of the town, providing an opportunity for companies of all levels to shine.

An independent panel of judges will consider the applications in detail during February, with an award ceremony dinner on Thursday March 22nd at The Rendezvous Hotel to celebrate the success of the winners and showcase the nominees and runners-up.

Spearheaded by the Skipton Chamber of Trade and Commerce, the awards are backed by Headline Sponsor Skipton Building Society, along with 12 Category Sponsors. Each winner will receive a trophy and a bottle of champagne sponsored by The Pentelow Practice.

With a comprehensive selection of categories to choose from, the working party have ensured that any business should be able to find relevant opportunities to enter. They are:

Best New Business (sponsored by High Corn Mill); Best Business Supplier/Wholesaler (sponsored by Bluefin Insurance Services); Best Accommodation (sponsored by The Rendezvous Hotel) ; Best Apprentice/Trainee (sponsored by Spear Travels); Best Customer Service (sponsored by Bizzie Lizzie’s); Best Food & Drink Award (sponsored by Barclays Bank Plc); Best Fitness, Health & Beauty (sponsored by Aspire Magazine); Best Leisure & Tourism (sponsored by The Mill Shop); Best Manufacturer/Engineering (sponsored by Windle & Bowker); Best Market Stall (sponsored by Skipton Market); Best Professional/Financial Services (sponsored by The Shepherd Partnership) and Best Retailer (sponsored by Tyro Training).

Enter online via the website:

Download a form and guidelines here if you would prefer to mail or email:

Entry form - click here

Guidelines - click here


Contact the Chamber

Skipton Chamber of Trade & Commerce
Skipton Town Hall
High Street
North Yorkshire
BD23 1FD

01756 700100 Rendezvous Hotel
01756 700553 Skipton Town Council

Please leave a message for the Chamber at one of the above numbers and a member of the Chamber Executive committee will respond at the earliest opportunity.

Or email us online