Lord Sugar joins in Twitter talk about Wakefield Business Awards
Lord Alan Sugar took to Twitter to congratulate former The Apprentice star Claire Young on winning Business Person of the Year at Wakefield Business Awards.
Claire was one of ten winners at last night’s ceremony at Unity Hall.
The fifth annual event, organised by the Wakefield Express, celebrated the flourishing businesses across the city who have not only provided great customer service and products, but also created jobs for the community and helped to boost the local economy.
Radio personality Jon Hammond presented the awards in front of a crowd of more than 200 local businessmen and women.
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The categories and winners were as follows:
New Business of the Year sponsored by Haribo
Winner: 6B Digital
Shortlisted: Topic UK, Inspiring Skills
International Business of the Year sponsored by HSBC
Winner: SoftSols Group
Shortlisted: AHC, M2R
Business and the Environment sponsored by Chadwick Lawrence
Winner: Crompton Controls
Shortlisted: Free Green Energy Solutions Ltd
People Make Performance sponsored by Crompton Controls
Winner: Elizabeth Kay of Wakefield Council
Shortlisted: Melenie Tudor of En Route Hair and Beauty
Employee of the Year sponsored by First Choice Recruitment
Winner: Emma Newby of Beaumont Legal
Shortlisted: Beth Hilton of Ramsden Solicitors, Nathan Waters of Unity Works, Daniel Kreigers of Chadwick Lawrence, Jordan Robertson of Room 97
Small to Medium Sized Business of the Year sponsored by YPO
Winner: Optalysys Ltd
Shortlisted: Crompton Controls, Perseus Trading Co
Community Enterprise Award sponsored by Wakefield First
Winner: St Catherine’s Church
Shortlisted: Anne Wainwright of McDonald’s Franchise, School Speakers
Innovation in Business Award sponsored by Copiserv
Shortlisted: Cars on Demand, 365 Response, Inspiring Skills
Business of the Year sponsored by Juice Personnel
Winner: Chadwick Lawrence
Highly commended: Kingston Friendly Society
Shortlisted: Key Security, YPO, Crompton Controls
Business Person of the Year sponsored by Thornton Jones, a judges’ choice category
Winner: Claire Young
Guests took to Twitter throughout the night to celebrate their achievements. We have included a round up of some of the best.