I’m From Yorkshire at The Yorkshire Society Awards 2016!

The great and the good of local business gathered together for the Yorkshire Society Annual dinner at The Hilton Hotel in Leeds. Among the guests, sat on Table 6 were the team from “I’m From Yorkshire,” who were up for a top award- the best company. Below is a pictorial guide to the evening and how it all unfolded. 

 

I'm From Yorkshire Company of the Year
Our own Kristian Wilkinson collects the award for “Best Company,” which was won by I’m from Yorkshire, Picture Credit: Alex Naylor.

 

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I’m From Yorkshire’s Kristian addresses the audience about the success of I’m from Yorkshire and its 200,000 strong online community which gained recognition from the Yorkshire Society. Picture credit: Alex Naylor

 

Calendar director, Margaret Emsley won the award for best media personality. Picture Credit: Alex Naylor
Calendar director, Margaret Emsley won the award for best media personality. Picture Credit: Alex Naylor

 

Hello my name is Dr Kate Granger won the Best Charity award. Picture Credit: Alex Naylor
Hello my name is Dr Kate Granger won the Best Charity award. Picture Credit: Alex Naylor

 

Leeds Trinity University won the best diversity in the community award. Picture Credit: Alex Naylor.
Leeds Trinity University won the best diversity in the community award. Picture Credit: Alex Naylor.

 

Emily Falcus scooped the Entrepeneur of the year prize for work with her company, Bow Baskets. Picture credit: Alex Naylor.
Emily Falcus scooped the Entrepeneur of the year prize for work with her company, Bow Baskets. Picture credit: Alex Naylor.

 

Keepmoat PLC picked up the Best Regeneration Award. Picture Credit: Alex Naylor.
Keepmoat PLC picked up the Best Regeneration Award. Picture Credit: Alex Naylor.

 

Wensleydale Railway steamed their way to the Tourism Award. Picture Credit Alex Naylor.
Wensleydale Railway steamed their way to the Tourism Award. Picture Credit Alex Naylor.

 

Leeds Opera singer, Beth Moxon sang her way to the Arts & Culture prize. Picture credit: Alex Naylor.
Leeds Opera singer, Beth Moxon hit the right notes with the Society on her way to the Arts & Culture prize. Picture credit: Alex Naylor.

 

Rev Nick Baines, the Bishop of Leeds addresses the audience about his life as a spy and man of the cloth. Picture credit: Alex Naylor.
Rev Nick Baines, the Bishop of Leeds addresses the audience about his life as a spy and man of the cloth. Picture credit: Alex Naylor.

 

The audience were entertained by former Cold War spy and Bishop of Leeds, Nick Baines. His interesting life story included graduating from his modern language course at The University of Bradford and then working his way into the British Intelligence services as a fluent Russian speaker in the early 1980s. He turned to religion later that decade and has risen through the ranks to become the Bishop of Leeds in 2014.

Opera singer, Beth Moxon entertains the crowd at the Yorkshire Society Awards. Picture Credit: Alex Naylor.
Opera singer, Beth Moxon entertains the crowd at the Yorkshire Society Awards. Picture Credit: Alex Naylor.

 

The award winner for arts and culture, singer, Beth Moxon-  sang three numbers, including the amusing “A Word on My Ear,” by Flanders and Swann. There was also an auction and raffle which raised money for good causes around the Yorkshire region.

This is I’m from Yorkshire’s first business award and we hope it will be the first of many more in the future.

Yorkshire Society Award Winners 2016

Arts & Culture – Beth Moxon

Charity – Hello my name is by Dr Kate Granger

Best Community – Leeds Trinity University

Best Company – I’m from Yorkshire

Media Personality – Margaret Emsley Editor of Calendar, ITV Yorkshire

Entrepreneurial – Emily  Falcus / Bow Baskets and sponsored by Entrepreneurial Spark

Regeneration – Keepmoat PLC sponsored by Construction & Housing Yorkshire.

Tourism – Wensleydale Railway sponsored by Yorkshire Tourism Society