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Celebrating Excellence and Inspiration at the Yorkshire Choice Awards 2024

The Yorkshire Choice Awards 2024 lit up Elland Road with an evening of emotion, inspiration, and celebration. The event honoured remarkable individuals and businesses across the region, chosen by public vote, in a testament to Yorkshire's unwavering community spirit and excellence.


Celebrating Excellence and Inspiration at the Yorkshire Choice Awards 2024
Image Credit: Ambitions Gymnastics

The evening was marked by two standing ovations that showcased the emotional depth of the event. The first was for the late Rob Burrow CBE, whose legacy continues to inspire. Attendees stood in unity, offering a minute's applause in his memory, a poignant tribute to a beloved figure whose courage and determination resonated with all.


The second standing ovation of the night was for Lindsey Burrow, who courageously joined the event despite the recent passing of her husband, Rob. Her presence and strength in such a difficult time moved everyone present. Lindsey's determination not to let anyone down highlighted the resilience and spirit that define the Yorkshire community.


The awards ceremony, filled with exceptional stories and achievements, showcased the best of Yorkshire.


Celebrating Excellence and Inspiration at the Yorkshire Choice Awards 2024
Winner of Charitable Excellence 2024 and our 2025 Christy Partner - Andy's Man Club

Here are this year’s winners:


  • New Starter Business of the Year 2024: Bricklebank's Café & Bar, Leeds

  • Independent Business of the Year 2024: Tharavadu, Leeds

  • Local Fundraiser of the Year 2024: Tariq Quadeer, Leeds

  • Outstanding Courage Award: Freddie Mcdonald, Wakefield

  • Community Arts Award: RJC Dance, Leeds

  • Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2024: Sam Teale, Cleckheaton

  • Yorkshire Entrepreneur of the Year 2024: Katie Taylor MBE, South Cave

  • Volunteer of the Year 2024: Lesley Noble, Otley

  • Inspirational Individual of the Year 2024: Louise Prashad, Esingwold

  • Customer Service Award: Holly Price Independent Estate Agent, York

  • Charitable Business of the Year 2024: Tieva, Leeds

  • Kate Granger Award for Outstanding Contribution 2024: Margaret Stead, Leeds

  • Charitable Excellence Award 2024: Andy's Man Club, Halifax


Congratulations to all the winners! Being recognised as a nominee in the Yorkshire Choice Awards is a testament to your hard work, dedication, and the positive impact you have on the community. Regardless of the outcome, each nominee represents the best of Yorkshire, and we commend you for your achievements and contributions.


Celebrating Excellence and Inspiration at the Yorkshire Choice Awards 2024

Co-founders Joanne Maltby and Melanie Malcolm remarked, "When we established the awards in 2015, we never anticipated the profound impact it would have on people's lives and the charities we've supported. We are truly honoured to have shared such a special evening with so many inspirational individuals under one roof, and we congratulate you all on your achievements."


A heartfelt thank you to our presenters Christa Ackroyd and Jonathan Heath, and to our guest presenters David Dixon (Dixie), Shelby and Suzanne McCloud, Chris Pointon, Mike Bates, Lindsey Burrow, Sharon Watson, Steve Robinson, Vicki Gilbert, Christine Talbot, Liam Bairstow, and Adam Lacey. Your contributions made the evening a spectacular celebration.


We also extend our gratitude to our sponsors, without whom this event would not be possible. Your support is invaluable in making the Yorkshire Choice Awards a memorable occasion.


Franks Accountants, Headline Sponsor at The Yorkshire Choice Awards 2024

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