K&ABA Awards 2017 Digital Badges

We’ve been asked by a few businesses who won or were highly commended at the awards if a badge exists that they could display on their websites. Well, now there is, the link below will allow you to download a badge for your category and the award you won.

Download Badges

All we ask is if you could please link the image back to the K&ABA website so more people can find out about the awards.

K&ABA 2017: The Winners

2017 Keighley & Airedale Business Awards Winners

We’d like to also congratulate the sponsors and Special Recognition winners on their success.

Milner Apprentice Awards
Best Skills Development – Dan Milligan
Best Academic Achievement – Adam Muzyka
Overall Achievement – Harry Conn

New Business of the Year – Sponsored by Acorn Stairlifts
Winner – Yvonne Sinclair Consultancy
Special Recognition – The Stitch Society

Small Business of the Year – Sponsored by The Alternative Board
Winner – The Stitch Society
Special Recognition – Yvonne Sinclair Consultancy

Large Business of the Year – Sponsored by Barclays Bank
Winner – Snugpak
Special Recognition – Acorns in Eldwick

Independent Trader of the Year – Sponsored by Airedale Enterprise Services
Winner – Rooms
Special Recognition – Modo Creative

Manufacturer/Engineering Business of the Year – Sponsored by Rotherwood Recruitment
Winner – Snugpak
Special Recognition – Wydean

Apprentice/Trainee Business of the Year – Sponsored by Airedale Springs
Winner – AWB Charlesworth – Charlotte Gooch
Special Recognition – Northcliffe Mortgages – Tom Davison

Financial/Legal Services Business of the Year – Sponsored by AWB Charlesworth
Winner – Mortgage Q
Special Recognition – Northcliffe Mortgages

Food and Drink Business of the Year – Sponsored by Discover Keighley
Winner – Goose Eye Brewery
Special Recognition – Amici

Charity Business of the Year – Sponsored by Keighley & Airedale Business Awards
Winner – One in a Million
Special Recognition – Dementia Friendly Keighley

Customer Service Award of the Year – Sponsored by Keighley College
Winner – AWB Charlesworth
Special Recognition – Headway Recruitment

Overall Business of the Year – Sponsored by Keighley Business Club
Winner – Snugpak

It’s almost showtime

The wait is over, Harry is booked (hopefully) and the stage is set to welcome over 240 local businessmen and women to the 5th Keighley & Airedale Business Awards.

We have quite a night planned so please remember we are starting 30mins earlier this year. 6:30 pm for a 7 pm start. So please ensure you arrive on time.

We also have an extended bar licence and a band on until midnight so please feel free to network and celebrate your success.

This year we have tried to streamline things and as a result, have used Eventbrite to handle ticket sales. To this end would all attendees please bring your Eventbrite ticket with you on the night to gain entrance. If you’re on a table allocated to a single business. Just let us know who that business is as you arrive and we will allocate a place to you on the table.

The venue bar will be cash only, however you are able to order wine at your table via credit card from the waiting staff.

If you can’t be with us on the night there is still time to sponsor our screen advertising during dinner, click here if you would like to do this.

Please remember this is a black tie event so please dress accordingley.

We look forward to seeing you this Friday at Victoria Hall.

2017 K&ABA Shortlist Announced

We’d like to congratulate the following businesses for being shortlisted for the 2017 Keighley & Airedale Business Awards. We look forward to seeing you.

New Business of the Year – Sponsored by Acorn Stairlifts
The Stitch Society
Yvonne Sinclair Consultancy

Small Business of the Year – Sponsored by The Alternative Board
The Stitch Society
Yvonne Sinclair Consultancy

Large Business of the Year – Sponsored by Barclays Bank
Acorns in Eldwick
Snugpak

Independent Trader of the Year – Sponsored by Airedale Enterprise Services
Rooms
Modo Creative

Manufacturer/Engineering Business of the Year – Sponsored by Rotherwood Recruitment
Wydean
Snugpak

Apprentice/Trainee Business of the Year – Sponsored by Airedale Springs
Northcliffe Mortgages – Tom Davison
AWB Charlesworth – Charlotte Gooch

Financial/Legal Services Business of the Year – Sponsored by AWB Charlesworth
Northcliffe Mortgages
Mortgage Q

Food and Drink Business of the Year – Sponsored by Discover Keighley
Amici
Goose Eye Brewery

Charity Business of the Year – Sponsored by Keighley & Airedale Business Awards
One in a Million
Dementia Friendly Keighley

Customer Service Award of the Year – Sponsored by Keighley College
Headway Recruitment
AWB Charlesworth

Harry Gration Reports on the Launch of K&ABA 2017

Filmed at the launch of Keighley & Airedale Business Awards 2017. Look North’s Harry Gration reports on why the awards are important to the town and to local businesses.

Pre-Launch hailed as a success

The recent pre-launch for the Keighley & Airedale Business Awards 2017 were hailed as a success by attendees. Once again we were joined by Look North’s Harry Gration who spent time speaking about the importance of the awards and the impact it has had on the businesses who have entered, won and sponsored.

Proceedings began with Steven Burles Co-Chair of the Awards and Managing Director of Puddle Digital in Keighley, talking about next years event and how he see’s it being bigger and better than this year’s event. We then heard from Jodie McAlister from Acorn Stairlifts this year’s ‘Overall Business of the Year’. Keighley’s Town Mayor then joined us to say a few words about his experience in attending the awards.

Harry Gration then told of his experience of the awards and welcomed Chloe Gunning from Rotherwood Recruitment to say a few words about her winning the ‘Apprentice of the Year’ award.

A Q&A session was then setup with Steven Burles, Paul North from Bradford Council and Wendy Spencer from Airedale Enterprise Services who, questioned by Harry Gration spoke in detail about the categories for 2017, sponsorship opportunities and took on ideas from the audience. We also heard from Neil Senior and Richard Wilson from Keighley’s Cake’ole on their win this year as ‘Small Business of the Year’ and how they have gone on to supply desserts to TV’s Gogglebox.

Steve Seymour from Keighleybid then announced that they would once again be delighted to be Headline sponsor of the awards in 2017.

The evening closed with lot’s of selfies with Harry, desserts from Cake’Ol and award winning beer from Timothy Taylor’s.

The Steering Committee would like to thank everyone who came to the event and to everyone involved in putting the event together. In particular, we’d like to thank Airedale Enterprise Services for hosting the event, Timothy Taylor’s for generously supplying it with fantastic beer and Harry Gration for giving us his time on the evening.

Keighley & Airedale Business Awards – Q&A with Harry Gration

Come along to the Keighley & Airedale Business Awards 2017 Q&A with Harry Gration. Meet last year’s winners and listen to the success stories from the Keighley Business Awards winners and sponsors. This is also a great networking opportunity and a chance to meet Harry Gration. Committee members will be on hand during the event to answer all questions about entering and sponsoring the awards in 2017. This event is proudly supported by Timothy Taylor’s the championship award-winning brewery based in Keighley. We look forward to seeing you there.

Get your tickets here

Harry Gration thanks KBA for Sport Relief donation

In recognition of the outstanding effort to raise money for Sport Relief earlier this year, made by Harry Gration and Paul Hudson, a collection was made at the Keighley Business Awards on June 17th. and this was presented to Harry Gration. Harry has confirmed that the collection of £414 for Sport Relief was received, with sincere thanks, and has been passed on to Sport Relief by BBC staff.

Harry would appreciate it if the size of the collection was widely acknowledged.

KBA 2016: The Winners

2016 Keighley Business Awards Winners

We’d like to also congratulate the sponsors and the runners up on their success.

Milner Apprentice Awards
Best Skills Development – Matthew Bebb
Best Academic Achievement – Connor Wignall
Overall Achievement – James Thomason

Independent Trader of the Year – Sponsored by Airedale Enterprise Services
Winner – Amici Restaurant
Highly Commended – Dexters Chop Shop

Apprentice/trainee of the Year – Sponsored by Airedale Springs
Winner – Chloe Gunning – Rotherwood Recruitment
Highly Commended – Leon  Fenetic Wellbeing

Success through Innovation & Diversification – Sponsored by Keighley College
Winner – Acorn Stairlifts
Highly Commended –British Thornton

Financial/Professional Services – Sponsored by Waddington Turner Wall Solicitors
Winner – Vets4Pets Keighley
Highly Commended – Mortgage Q

New Business of the Year – Sponsored by Keighley News
Winner – Doggie Dolittle’s Boutique & Grooming salon
Highly Commended – The Cake’ole Keighley

Manufacturing Business of the Year – Sponsored by Rotherwood Recruitment
Winner – Byworth Boilers
Highly Commended – Acorn Stairlifts

Small Business of the Year – Sponsored by Feature Radiators
Winner – The Cake’ole Keighley
Highly Commended – GEM Compliance Training Ltd

Large Business of the Year – Sponsored by Barclays Bank
Winner – Acorn Stairlifts
Highly Commended – Makin Dixon Solicitors

Hospitality/Leisure Business of the Year – Sponsored by Timothy Taylors
Winner – Shimla Spice
Highly Commended – Amici Restaurant

Overall Business of the Year – Sponsored by Keighleybid
Acorn Stairlifts

Have you got your tickets?

Tickets are selling fast for Keighley Business Awards 2016.

If you have already purchased your tickets, great. We look forward to seeing you there.

If not, please contact us today to purchase tickets at a cost of £35 each. Call 07876 227022, if no answer please leave your name, number and we will call you back.

The event is taking place at Victoria Hall, Keighley on Friday 17th June 2016, This is a black tie dinner starting at 7pm for 7.30 sit down.

Can’t attend? Sponsor an Ad.

Why not sponsor a ‘Screen Advertisement’ displayed during dinner. For only £200 you can display your business logo and services to all the attendees of the awards. Please call 07876 227022 to place your order.