Deadline approaches for entries to Richmond business awards

Luke Boston and Faye Doorbar.

There is a week left for businesses to submit entries for Richmond’s Business Excellence Awards.

The awards are organised by the Original Richmond Business and Tourism Association (ORBTA) in collaboration with The Company of Mercers, Grocers and Haberdashers of Richmond, Yorkshire.

The awards are free to enter and are open to any business or organisation that is a member of ORBTA or that trades in the DL10 area, whether they are a member of ORBTA or not.

Businesses are invited to enter the awards on their own behalf and may also nominate other businesses.

The public is also invited to put forward their choices for consideration.

All the details, including how to enter, are on the Business Awards section of ORBTA’s website:

The closing date for entries is midnight on Friday, March 8. There are 12 categories, and more than one category may be entered.

The categories are:

  • Business Chameleon – sponsored by Kiss the Moon
  • Best Customer Focus – sponsored by North Yorkshire Council
  • Best Employer – sponsored by Market Place Travel
  • Best New Business – sponsored by Zetland Estates
  • Best Information Technology – sponsored by The Company of Fellmongers of Richmond, Yorkshire
  • Best Innovation – sponsored by the Herriot Country Tourism Group
  • Best Marketing – sponsored by Richmond Information Centre
  • Outstanding Employee – sponsored by Richmond Rotary Club
  • Best One Person Business – sponsored by Matt Ball Architects
  • Best Market Stall, Indoor or Outdoor – sponsored by Irvings Property
  • Environmental Award – sponsored by Russell and Freda Lord
  • The Dennis Graves Award for Young Person of the Year – sponsored by Mocha

The Judging Panel will decide the ‘best of the best’ from the business category winners and present the David Doorbar Award for Excellence to the overall winner.

Russell Lord, Freeman of the Mercers’ Guild, said “We are delighted to be involved in the Business Excellence Awards 2024. The company is proud to be working alongside ORBTA to make these awards a success in recognising the contribution business makes to the local community.”

Paul Harrison, chair of ORBTA, said he appreciated the financial help being given.

“We are very grateful to the Company of Mercers, Grocers and Haberdashers for again giving us the support to run these awards. This is a fantastic opportunity to showcase all the excellent businesses in Richmond and the surrounding area.”