Deadline approaches to enter Richmond business awards

Luke Boston and Faye Doorbar.

Two weeks remain for businesses to submit entries for Richmond’s Business Excellence Awards.

The awards celebrate the variety and quality of businesses in Richmond and the surrounding area, along with the people who run them and work in them.

The Original Richmond Business and Tourism Association (ORBTA) has again joined forces with The Company of Mercers, Grocers and Haberdashers of Richmond, Yorkshire to run the Awards.

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 are also invited to put forward their choices for consideration.

The closing date for entries is midnight on Friday, March 8.

There are twelve 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.

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