The Yorkshire Society Annual Dinner and Awards Ceremony took place at the Hilton Leeds City this month.
Four new award categories were introduced this year and included the presentation of certificates to three members of the Combined Cadet Force from schools across Yorkshire. The winners were nominated by their Commanding Officers for outstanding commitment to their units.
The Right Reverend Nick Baines, Bishop of Leeds , entertained guests, giving a very entertaining speech titled The Spy Who Came Into the Fold, which charted his path from GCHQ to ordination.
Winners, who were presented with their awards by the Society President, Lord St Oswald, were:
Business of the Year – I’m From Yorkshire
Diversity in the Community – Leeds Trinity University
Arts and Culture – Beth Moxon, Mezzo Soprano
Media – Margaret Emsley, Editor of Calendar
Charity – Dr Kate Granger for raising over £200,00 for Yorkshire Cancer Centre and initiating the HelloMyName Is campaign across the NHS
Tourism – Wensleydale Railway
Young Entrepreneur – Bow Baskets
Regeneration – Keep Moat