Deadline approaches for Richmond business awards

The deadline for a new awards scheme launched in Richmond to celebrate the variety and quality of businesses closes tonight.

The Original Richmond Business and Tourism Association (ORBTA) has joined forces with The Company of Mercers, Grocers and Haberdashers of Richmond (Yorkshire) to establish a new, annual business awards scheme.

Business people 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 for the awards.

The awards are now open for submissions on the Original Richmond Business and Tourism Association website.

Submissions must be in by midnight on February 26.

There are 15 categories to choose from and more than one category may be entered by a business.

They are:

  • Hospitality Award (less than equivalent 10 full-time Employees). Sponsored by Mad Hatter Tea
  • Hospitality Award (more than equivalent 10+ full-time Employees). Sponsored by Purple Creative.
  • Retail Food. Sponsored by World of James Herriot.
  • Retail Non-Food
  • Best Market Stall
  • Trade Suppliers. Sponsored by McLuckie Projects Limited. 
  • Installers and Repairers
  • Tourism, Leisure and the Arts. Sponsored by Richmond Round Table.
  • Professional Services. Sponsored by Richmondshire Today.
  • Media Services. Sponsored by Zetland Services.
  • Personal Services
  • Health and Leisure.
  • Best New Business (1 – 5 Employees). Sponsored by McClarrons.
  • Employee of the Year. Sponsored by Rotary Club of Richmond
  • Employer of the Year. Sponsored by Rotary Club of Richmond

The judges will decide from the 15 category winners the ‘best of the best’ and present the annual David Doorbar Award to the winning business.

The awards will be presented at a ceremony to be held at The Kings Head Hotel in Richmond on Wednesday, March 25 with drinks and canapes reception followed by the presentations in the ballroom.

The evening is to be compered by well-known local radio broadcaster, James Wilson.

To find out more about becoming a sponsor of the awards please contact chair of ORBTA, Marcia McLuckie on 01748 825525/07740 927 608.