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.
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.
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