Keighley Business Awards has unveiled the 2014 winners at a glamorous awards event held last Friday (May 16) at Victoria Hall, Keighley.
The winners and runners up were presented with their accolades during a black tie ceremony which was attended by over 220 guests and hosted by BBC Look North presenter Harry Gration.
The winners and runners up are:
The event was hailed a success by everyone involved including The Lord Mayor of Bradford, Coun Susan Hinchcliff, Harry Gration, Coun Graham Mitchell, Keighley MP Kris Hopkins and every one of the sponsors. During his presentation, Harry Gration said it was an honour to have been asked to host the Keighley Business Awards and that it was ‘a privilege and pleasure to highlight the achievements of Keighley businesses.’ He followed the event with a tweet: ‘@harrylooknorth: Brilliant night at the #Keighley business awards. Lovely folk. Really enjoyed it. Cheered me up!! @KeighleyBA’.
Chris Woodhead from head sponsors, Advanced Group, said: “The awards really shows that Keighley’s ‘got it’, whether it’s hairdressing or engineering, and that it can go further.”
Philip Smith, chairman of the organising committee said: “We’re only into our second year with the awards but there has already been a massive increase of entries, tickets sales and sponsorship this year, which goes to show that this event is much needed in the area. We are now calling for anyone interested in sponsoring next year’s event to get in touch.”
The event steering group is a collaboration of local organisations, bringing a wide range of expertise together to ensure the event is a success and one that will grow year-on-year. It includes; Airedale Enterprise Services; Airedale Shopping Centre; Bingley Chamber of Trade and Commerce; CB Digital PR; Clough and Company Chartered Accountants; Hayfield Robinson; Keighley News; Keighley Town Centre Association and Puddle Digital.
For further information and updates follow @KeighleyBA on twitter.