The black-tie ceremony for the Harrogate Advertiser Series Business Awards is set to be a sell-out, with around half the tickets already sold, say organisers.
The event, which is widely seen as one of the highlights of the district’s business calendar, will take place on May 21 at the Harrogate International Centre.
It is designed to celebrate the successes of individuals and companies in the circulation areas of the Harrogate Advertiser series of newspapers – an area stretching from Masham in the north to South Milford in the south, and upper Nidderdale in the west to Kirk Hammerton in the east.
More than 400 guests are expected to attend, many of them in a state of anticipation, as they wait for the winners of each of the 12 award categories to be announced.
One of them will be Kath Edmonds, director of Nidderdale-based sales and marketing company Amvoc, which has been shortlisted for both the Employer of the Year award and the Harrogate Borough Council Working for your Business Award.
The company, which was set up by managing director Damian Brockway in 2009, plans to increase its workforce to more than 80, opening a new office in Harrogate over the next six months, before launching also in Leeds.
Ms Edmonds said: “We’re delighted to have been shortlisted. We felt the category was right for us due to the expansion over the last couple of years. We’ve extended from Pateley Bridge right down to Summerbridge and we’re very proud of the jobs we’ve created.”
The Harrogate Advertiser Series Business Awards are now in their ninth year and consist of 12 awards in total:
Best Small Company
Best Medium Company
Best Large Company
Best Rural Company
Best Company Website
Employer of the Year
Employee of the Year
Young Entrepreneur of the Year
The Harrogate Borough Council Award
Business Personality of the Year, and the
Lifetime Achievement Award.
Tickets are already on sale for £65 and can be reserved by calling Ginny Long on 01423 707402.