With the polls closing on Thursday 31st March, there is still plenty of time to vote in this year’s Yorkshire Choice Awards. There are 12 categories that are open to public voting, you can vote for your chosen nominees on the website here.
• Independent Business of the Year
• New Starter Business of the Year
• Business Woman of the Year
• Business Man of the Year
• Customer Service Award
• Charitable Business Award
• Inspirational Individual of the Year
• Young Achiever of the Year
• Volunteer of the Year
• Local Fundraiser of the Year
• Covid Hero of the Year Award
• Kate Granger Award for Outstanding Contribution (special award)
The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony being held at the Centenary Pavilion at Leeds United, on the evening of Friday 6th May. Tickets for the event will be on sale until 31st March, with over 600 guests expected to attend.
The charity partner for this year’s ceremony is the MND Association, which focuses on improving access to care, funding research, and campaigning for people living with, or affected by, motor neurone disease.
A special award category for 2022 is named in honour of rugby league legend Rob Burrow, who in 2019 revealed he had been diagnosed with MND at the age of 37.
The Rob Burrow Award will celebrate individuals, young people and groups who have contributed to the MND Association, helping to raise awareness and vital funds. The winner of this award will be selected by a panel of Yorkshire Choice judges.
Rob and his wife Lindsey will be guests of honour at the awards ceremony, they commented: “We are delighted that the Yorkshire Choice Awards are honouring people and groups who have done amazing work for the MND Association, through this new category.
“The event promises to be a great night and we can’t wait to celebrate with all of the nominees and winners.”
Debbie Howard, director at The Big Bamboo Agency, the company sponsoring the award, said: “There are a dozen nominees for the Rob Burrow Award, all of whom have done great work in promoting MND and the MND Association.
“Rob has done so much to raise awareness of MND and it is a pleasure and privilege to have our name associated with this award in his honour.”