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K&ABA 2017: Civic Reception

On Monday 18th September 2017 the steering committee, sponsors, winners and highly commended businesses were invited to join the Lord Mayor of Bradford to a Civic Reception at City Hall.

Proceedings began with the Lord Mayor – Councillor Abid Hussain opening the event. Steven Burles co-chair of the awards then followed and interviewed Darren Burrell from Snugpak, this year’s overall Business of the Year and Yvonne Sinclair from Safeguarding Support who won New Business of the Year. Both had nothing but positive things to say about the awards and how it had affected their business.

Councillor Susan Hinchcliffe followed with her involvement right from the beginning back in 2013 encouraging all businesses to ‘get involved’. The evening ended with Michael Jameson on behalf of Kersten England giving his views on the awards and how he can clearly see the positive effect it has had on the local economy.

The reception was a greatly received by all and we thank the Lord Mayor for hosting it. This event also served as a launch pad for our pre-launch event for the 2018 awards. We can now confirm that this will be held on Monday 6th November at 8 pm at Keighley College. We’re delighted to be joined once again by Look North’s Harry Graton.