Who is the best in 2014? Shortlists for Wakefield Business awards unveiled

Wakefield District Business Awards 2013 at the Cedar Court Hotel. (W541H325)

Wakefield District Business Awards 2013 at the Cedar Court Hotel. (W541H325)

The judges have been busy sifting through this year’s Wakefield District Business Awards entries.

Deliberation day was Monday and, after much to-ing and fro-ing, shortlists have been decided for this year’s categories.

They are as follows (in no particular order):

Business & the Environment

West Yorkshire Windows

Crompton Controls

Green Peas Solutions

Community Enterprise

Wood St Market

Backstage Academy

Spring Community Shop

Small to Medium Business - sponsored by Thornton Jones Family Law

Novus Health


Ashtree Roofing




Innovation - sponsored by Copiserv

Group Rhodes


Created in Yorkshire

New Business - sponsored by Haribo


Ings Luxury Cat Hotel


People Make Performance - sponsored by YPO

Airedale Computers

En Route

Richard Alan Group

International Business - sponsored by Al Murad


White Spider

Richard Alan Group

Business of the Year - sponsored by Mid Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce

Target Components

Beaumont Legal


The nominations for the Employee of the Year category, sponsored by First Choice Recruitment, will be published next week.

Readers will be able to read about the employees that have been nominated and can vote for the winner.

The accolade of Business person of the Year, which is supported by principal sponsors Chadwick Lawrence Solicitors, will be revealed on the night of the awards.

The judging panel consisted of Wakefield Council’s chief executive Joanne Roney, partner at Chadwick Lawrence Paul Campbell and managing director of Hillrich Danny Matharu.

Next week’s paper will have more information on the shortlisted companies, plus a full preview of the forthcoming Wakefield Business Conference.

To book seats call 01422 260201 and to sponsor the two remaining categories call John Bottomley on 0113 2388835.




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