2016 YORKSHIRE CHOICE AWARDS

RAISING MONEY FOR MARTINS HOUSE CHILDRENS HOSPICE
THE AWARDS

Martin House Children's Hospice offers support to families with children and young people with life-shortening illnesses across Yorkshire. They change lives and that's exactly what our awards are all about - people who make a difference!

THE AWARDS

Congratulations to everyone nominated in 2016, you should all be extremely proud of yourselves. 

AND THE WINNERS ARE...

Independent Business of the Year 2016

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The Nail Team

Gemma is not only an inspiration in her talents as a nail artist but her amazing way of educating students, sharing her talents, helping them with their own business. All this whilst juggling being a mum of 3 boys. Gemma receives over 45 million views on her YouTube videos, encouraging thousands to take up the profession too.

FINALISTS

TASTE CUISINE
WATSON TRAINING SERVICES
ATLANTIS MARINE TECHNOLOGIES

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Business Woman of the Year 2016

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Kate Hardcastle, Insight with a Passion

Kate is a passionate Yorkshire business woman and mum of 3. Insight with a Passion was set up in 2009 with the philosophy of putting the customer at the heart. In 5 years she has created support for over 2,000 start ups and given 8,000 hours back with 50 extended projects for start ups or community and charity projects.

FINALISTS

JANINE BURLEY, MY BABY CAN DANCE

MICHELLE OLIVER, BLU HAIR & PINK BEAUTY

LISA HOGG, THE WEDDING AFFAIR

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Business Man of the Year 2016

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Craig Wilkinson, The Trades Hub

Since March 2012, Craig has been teaching thousands of small business owners and subcontractors how to build and grow a successful business in today’s construction industry. Craig is filled with passion and commitment with is a testament to his success today.​

FINALISTS

KEN BIRD, RENTON & PARR

ADAM PALMER, YORKSHIRE RAPESEED OIL

SIMON CARTWRIGHT, THINKPOSITIVE COACHING

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Customer Service Award 2016

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Grinkle Park

From arrival to departure the staff at Grinkle Park are always on point giving exceptional service. All the team works together to strive to be the best they can be to ensure the customer comes first. They are passionate and personal about their work, and always professional.

FINALISTS

IT'S THE THOUGHT

THE POTTING SHED SPA

PICCOLINO

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Charitable Business Award 2016

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Bash Local

Last year Alison couldn’t even get out of bed, but she pushed herself to help the homeless. Over the last 12 months, Alison and her volunteers have become a registered charity and so many homeless and vulnerable people have been helped and all because she wouldn’t give up.

FINALISTS

THE VALE ONLINE

FRANKS ACCOUNTANTS

GOSSCHALKS SOLICITORS

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Yorkshire Media Personality of the Year 2016

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Christine Talbot

One of the leading faces of our screen across the region joining ITV Calendar in 2001. She is a true inspiration to many, a heart of gold supporting so many wonderful charities and currently an Ambassador for Martin House. Christine always puts others first and is one courageous and amazing lady.

FINALISTS

HARRY GRATION

TANYA ARNOLD

STEPHANIE HIRST

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Inspirational Individual of the Year 2016

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Richard McCann

One week before his 6th birthday, Richard’s mother became the first victim of Peter Sutcliffe, the Yorkshire Ripper. As you can imagine his life went on a downward spiral. Turning his life around, Richard has now delivered thousands of presentations around the world inspiring audiences with his story of overcoming adversity and sharing his powerful iCan approach.

FINALISTS

LEAH WASHINGTON & JOE PUGH

EMMA KIRKE

KAMBIX RAMZAN ALI

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Young Achiever of the Year 2016

At the age of 12, Adam wanted to organise a sponsored walk to raise money for Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice. Now aged 15 he has lots of charity events under his belt raising thousands of pounds for the hospice. Adam is already planning his activities this year, watch this space...

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FINALISTS

EVE LODGE

ALEXANDER DODDS

CAMERON THOMAS

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Local Fundraiser of the Year 2016

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Ann Newton

Ann has raised over £266,500 for Cancer Research UK over the past 17 years. Organisers of the Wetherby Park Fun Run and Wetherby Cycle Ride, she is out in all weathers to ensure these events were successful year on year.

FINALISTS

DEBBIE WORTHINGTON

ALISON PARKES

PATRICK DUNLOP

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Sporting Achievement of the Year 2016

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Leeds Rhinos

The Rhinos became only the third club in the Super League era to lift all three major trophies in one season after following up their Challenge Cup triumph by taking out the League Leaders’ Shield and then winning the grand final. It just shows what teamwork can achieve.

FINALISTS

YORKSHIREROWS TEAM

MOORTOWN GOLF CLUB

YORKSHIRE COUNTY CRICKET CLUB

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Yorkshire Region of the Year 2016

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West Yorkshire

West Yorkshire registered a staggering 69% more votes than all the other regions making them this years winner.

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