The Harrogate Advertiser Series Business Awards winners were announced at a glittering ceremony.
Firms from across the district enjoyed the ceremony at Harrogate International Centre.
Harrogate Advertiser series Editor Jean MacQuarrie said the awards were an excellent way to recognise and reward business success.
“There are signs that the economy is slowly turning a corner, but it’s still tough out there, which means these awards are even more important,” she said.
“It’s all too easy to forget sometimes that there are some extremely innovative, dynamic and successful businesses in our part of North and West Yorkshire, and these awards go some way towards recognising and celebrating them.”
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Young Entrepreneur of the Year, sponsored by EnviroVent
Winner: Stephen Bannister, Conditioned Training Ltd
Best Rural Business, sponsored by the Yorkshire Agricultural Society
Winner: Studfold ‘The Nidderdale Expereience’
Tourism Award, sponsored by Welcome to Yorkshire
Winner: Newby Hall and Gardens
Employee of the Year, sponsored by Covance Laboratories
Winner: Darren Crockford, Log Heights Ltd
Highly Commended: Darren Crockford - Log Heights Ltd
Employer of the Year, sponsored by Berwins Solicitors
Winner: Extreme Creations
Highly Commended: Amvoc
Best Small Company, sponsored by Harrogate Chamber of Commerce
Winner: Quest PR
Best Medium Company, sponsored by Si Recruitment
Best Large Company, sponsored by McCormicks Solicitors
Winner: NCI Vehicle Rescue PLC
Best Company Website of the Year, sponsored by Leeds Bradford Airport
Winner: Studfold ‘The Nidderdale Experience’
The Harrogate Borough Council “Working for your Business” Award, sponsored by Harrogate Borough Council
Business Personality of the Year, sponsored by Saffery Champess
Winner: Nick Chippendale
Lifetime Achievement, sponsored by Cicada Communications
Winner: Gary Verity