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Yorkshire's Star Choice

The Yorkshire Choice Awards was founded by Joanne Maltby and Melanie Malcolm who saw an opportunity to recognise and raise the awareness of local people and independent businesses that are inspirational in their own way or in the markets they serve.

Volunteer of the Year 2019 - Lauren Doherty, Knaresborough

The Awards demonstrate that through adversity and courage, light can shine through in so many different ways and give the deserving nominees, finalists, and winners the exposure that is so deserving.

Jo Maltby said "“In the last four years, The Yorkshire Choice Awards has grown considerably, way beyond anything Mel and myself expected and we are thrilled that the event is now the pedestal to celebrate the very best of Yorkshire businesses and residents. We are proud to have supported charities like Martin House Children's Hospice, The Danny Jones Defibrillator Fund, St Gemma's Hospice and Bethany's Smile to date".

The Yorkshire Choice Awards are proud to support Simon on the Streets in 2020, a fantastic charity offering street-based support for those in need. Their teamwork across Leeds, Bradford, and Huddersfield providing front-line emotional and practical support for those who need it.

Melanie Malcolm Said " Simon on the Streets are an amazing Yorkshire based charity turning lives around. They tailor their support to each individual offering a better future to anyone who is homeless. They offer people opportunities to achieve a sustainable change and we felt it fitting to partner with them for our 2020 awards"

Nominations are now open at and the search is on to find Yorkshire's next star choice.

We all know a local hero or a community champion, whether it's for their outstanding achievements in business or overcoming sever life changes.

Got someone in mind already? Head to the website and choose the category that best suits your hero.

The Yorkshire Choice Awards take place at The Centenary Pavilions, Leeds Utd. Football ground, on Saturday 14th March, 2020. The black-tie ceremony, with gala dinner and live music, is a great way to celebrate Yorkshire's Choice.

For more information on the Yorkshire Choice Awards and partnering charity Simon on the Streets visit


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