Entries wanted for 2022 Flavours of Herriot Country Awards

The winners, sponsors and judges from the 2019 Flavours of Herriot Country Awards.

Entries are wanted for the 2022 Flavours of Herriot Country Awards which will return next year after a two-year absence caused by the pandemic

Now in its ninth year, the awards will be held on Monday, May 9, 2022, at Solberge Hall, Newby Wiske,  Northallerton.

Elly Fiorentini, BBC Radio York presenter, will be hosting and presenting the awards.

There will be 12 categories.

The closing date for entries is midnight, Monday, 14 February, 2022.

Tickets for the awards are £25, which includes welcome drinks, Yorkshire grazing platters and afternoon tea platters.

They will be available to buy online once the finalists have been announced.

Chair of the Flavours of Herriot Country Awards, Irene Myers said: “It will be a very special, memorable and exciting awards event, for many reasons.

“A time for us to get together and congratulate each other, and to really celebrate everyone’s incredible achievements, despite the fragile climate we have all been faced with.

“A credit to you all for drawing on your resources, diversifying, supporting your communities, feeding those in need, offering food deliveries and working so hard, sometimes against the odds, to make sure all this happened. This is what the awards will be about, to recognise all the hard work, going that extra tough mile, alongside running your day to day businesses.

“We can’t wait for all your entries to come rolling in, to hear how you made a difference, and how your business has grown in strength, and determination — we want to applaud you.”

Susie Brindley, chair of the judges panel, added: “I am absolutely thrilled to be back again, chairing the judging process for the Flavours Of Herriot Country Awards 2022.

“After an enforced break, our return is even more welcome as this will be an opportunity to recognise and reward the resilience and fortitude of our amazing Herriot country businesses, producers and makers.

“The tough process of selecting the finalists and winners for the 2022 awards will be carried out by our independent judges, and once again, I have no doubt that this will be an incredibly hard task for everyone concerned.

“In previous years, the high standard of nominations, and the extraordinary people and accomplishments are truly remarkable, however, in 2020 and 2021, in our eyes, every single nominee deserves praise for what they have achieved.”

For more information and to enter visit www.flavoursofherriotcountryawards.com