We don't choose our winners, you do

Nominations are now open for the 2022 Yorkshire Choice Awards.

Our awards applaud Yorkshire’s finest businesses and entrepreneurs, inspiring individuals and give those unsung local heroes the recognition they truly deserve. 

Who do you know in your area that has made a difference, contributed to others? It’s time to honour that special someone, business or organisation that has proved that through adversity light can shine through.

Place your nominations below, describe your nominee's qualities, achievements and accomplishments.

Please make sure all nominee's names, company details are all spelt correctly, we can not amend any applications, the nomination bio should be no longer than 200 words and all facts, dates and achievements are accurate. 

Nominees can be submitted for more than one category but we must receive individual applications for each category. Please note it is not guaranteed they will qualify for each category they are nominated for.

IMPORTANT: Your 2020 nominations will not automatically be put forward for our 2022 Awards, if you would like to see your nominee in the line up again you will need to complete the form on the link below.



The Rob Burrow Award

The Rob Burrow award will celebrate individuals, young people and groups who have contributed to the charity, MND Association, helping to raise awareness and vital funds.

This award will be selected by a judging panel and the winner will be announced on 7th May at our gala dinner awards ceremony.


Our Business Awards are a celebration of Independent Businesses achievement and contribution to the economy and community. Who has shown outstanding ability or determination in the face of difficulties or has gone the extra mile for customers or its community?

Independent Business of the Year

DWB Wealth Consultancy LLP | Yorkshire Choice Awards

Which business in your area stands out amongst the rest? Nominations must be independent businesses trading for over two years, located in the Yorkshire area.

New Starter Business of the Year


Is there a start-up business within your town that deserves recognition? Nominations must be independent and under 2 years old, located within the Yorkshire area. 

Business Woman of the Year

Dee Blue Telecom | Yorkshire Choice Award

Celebrating women in business, who shines brighter than others? Nominations must be located within the Yorkshire area.

Business Man of the Year

Pugata | Yorkshire Choice Award

Which Business Man in your local area pops into your head before anyone else? Nominations must be within the Yorkshire area.​​

Customer Service Award

YPO | Yorkshire Choice Awards

Is there a local business within your town then goes the extra mile in customer service? Nominations must be independent and located within the Yorkshire area.

Charitable Business Award


Do you have a local business who strives to help others? Whether it's raising money for charity or volunteering services we want to hear about them. Nominations must be within the Yorkshire area.


Our Inspirational Awards are a celebration of amazing people who have shown extreme courage and determination, whether it is changing their own lives or others.


CLICK on the heading of the relevant category or use our 'Vote Here' button to nominate your local hero!

Inspirational Individual of the Year

Frank Accountants | Yorkshre Choice Awards

Do you know an inspirational individual? Why do they inspire you? Nominations must be within the Yorkshire area.

Young Achiever of the Year


Which hero in your local area pops into your head before anyone else? Nominations must be within the Yorkshire area.​​

Volunteer of the Year


Which hero in your local area pops into your head before anyone else? Nominations must be within the Yorkshire area.​​

Local Fundraiser of the Year

Which hero in your local area pops into your head before anyone else? Nominations must be within the Yorkshire area.​​

Covid Hero of the Year Award

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Who has stood out during the pandemic? Who went out of their way to help others? Nominations must be within the Yorkshire area.​​

for outstanding contribution
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This Award recognises people who have not only gone the extra mile but have given significant and lasting contributions to others. Do you know someone that has put their own battles aside to see something positive in each day, even if they had to look a little harder than most?


Despite Kate's own battles, she was 'not afraid' to inspire others with her overwhelming personality, determination, and dreams to raise awareness.

Read Kate's most incredible story...


Dr. Kate Granger was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive cancer in 2011 at the tender age of 29. She captured the attention of the nation by writing about her experiences with the illness as an NHS patient. She started a 'Bucket List', charity fundraising and published 2 books 'The Other Side' and 'The Bright Side'.

Kate launched her #HelloMyNameIs campaign to encourage medical workers to introduce themselves after her own experiences as a patient.

Her fundraising exploits including a skydive, swimming the length of the English Channel, the Leeds 10k and a 13-mile trek in the Lake District while her husband completed the 96 mile West Highland Way and a grueling trek on the Great Wall of China.

Kate sadly passed away in July 2016.

Jo Maltby said 'Kate was a true heroine and if we can find someone with a pinch of her devotion and intrepid passion they will be very special indeed. Our Awards celebrate all that is good in Yorkshire and Kate was as good as it gets'

The Kate Granger Award | Yorkshire Choice Awards