2016 YORKSHIRE CHOICE AWARDS
RAISING MONEY FOR MARTINS HOUSE CHILDRENS HOSPICE
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!
Congratulations to everyone nominated in 2016, you should all be extremely proud of yourselves.
AND THE WINNERS ARE...
Independent Business of the Year 2016
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.
WATSON TRAINING SERVICES
ATLANTIS MARINE TECHNOLOGIES
Business Woman of the Year 2016
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.
JANINE BURLEY, MY BABY CAN DANCE
MICHELLE OLIVER, BLU HAIR & PINK BEAUTY
LISA HOGG, THE WEDDING AFFAIR
Business Man of the Year 2016
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.
KEN BIRD, RENTON & PARR
ADAM PALMER, YORKSHIRE RAPESEED OIL
SIMON CARTWRIGHT, THINKPOSITIVE COACHING
Customer Service Award 2016
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.
IT'S THE THOUGHT
THE POTTING SHED SPA
Charitable Business Award 2016
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.
THE VALE ONLINE
Yorkshire Media Personality of the Year 2016
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.
Inspirational Individual of the Year 2016
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.
LEAH WASHINGTON & JOE PUGH
KAMBIX RAMZAN ALI
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...
Local Fundraiser of the Year 2016
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.
Sporting Achievement of the Year 2016
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.
MOORTOWN GOLF CLUB
YORKSHIRE COUNTY CRICKET CLUB
Yorkshire Region of the Year 2016
West Yorkshire registered a staggering 69% more votes than all the other regions making them this years winner.