Shortlist is revealed for Wakefield Business Awards 2016

The shortlist for the Wakefield Business Awards 2016 can now be revealed.

Friday, 3rd June 2016, 4:06 pm
Updated Friday, 3rd June 2016, 5:08 pm
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The awards ceremony, now in its sixth year and sponsored by The Ridings Shopping Centre, will take place at Unity Works on June 16, and will showcase the best in business that the district has to offer.

This year we have included a new section of awards for the retail sector, including Customer Service Award, National Retailer and Evening Retailer of the Year

The Employee of the Year award will go to the unsung heroes who go that extra mile for their company, clients or colleagues.

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The Small to Medium Sized Business of the Year will be handed to a nominee with turnover of less than £5m and fewer than 50 employees, which demonstrates significant growth in its sector.

The New Business of the Year award will be go to an organisation started since January 1, 2010 that shows its progress through use of good ideas, careful planning and a determination to succeed.

International Business of the Year will be presented to a company which has helped bolster the reputation of the Wakefield district to a worldwide audience through its practices.

The coveted Business of the Year accolade-winner will be an outstanding business that demonstrates excellence and achievement in all areas.

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Business of the Year -

Spectrum Community Health

Harris Group

Thurston Group

New Business

Crafty Owls

Asparagus Green

Imagine Dance

Impact Strength and Fitness

Small Medium


Advanced Electrical Services

Lace and Co Bridal Boutique

Business Person

Joanna Stephenson

Matthew Goff

Dan Conboy

Customer Service

Asparagus Green

Fanny and Bicardi

The Valli Group

Tech Monkeys


Anisa Kortsari - Chinese Buffet

Rachel Webb - fds

Fran Taylor - Spectrum People

Evening Retailer

Fanny and Bicardi

Wakefield Beer Exchange

Jock’s Tavern

Handmade Burger Co

Independent Retailer

Lace and Co Bridal

Create Cafe


Created in Yorkshire,

Artworld Gallery




Virgin Media

Ann Summers

International Business

Hague Print

Thurston Group