Shortlist revealed for Yorkshire Coast's top business awards: and here's how to buy tickets

The awards are a celebration of our businesses, a good way to network ... and a great night to enjoy !
The awards are a celebration of our businesses, a good way to network ... and a great night to enjoy !

The entries are all in, the judging has taken place ... and now we can reveal the shortlist for the Yorkshire Coast’s biggest and best business awards!

The Scarborough News Business Awards are back for 2018, with a new main sponsor – McCain Foods; new compere – Harry Gration; and a new community category.

It’s a fabulous night, at which the superb range of businesses up and down the coast are celebrated and applauded – so get your tickets now!

The black-tie event takes place at Scarborough Spa on Friday November 30, with another lively theme, this year the fab music of the 1960s. There is a three-course meal and entertainment.

Tickets cost £70 plus VAT each; for enquiries and to buy contact Rosie Ohana at or call her on 0113 4146384.

We’ve had dozens of entries, nominating businesses large and small from Scarborough, Whitby, Bridlington, Filey and Ryedale.

The event is run by The Scarborough News and its sister titles the Bridlington Free Press and Whitby Gazette, supported by our great Events Team. Our thanks to McCain, to Sheffield International Venues of the Spa for their co-operation, and to all the category sponsors.

The shortlisted entrants in the various categories are:

Young Entrepreneur
Aimee Evans, Benjamin Worrall, Eliza McMillan.

New Business of the Year
Furbellow & Co, CPA Tree Surgery, Sweet Dreams.

Small Business of the Year
Askew Brook Ltd, Dexter’s Surf Shop, Hawkes Health and Fitness, Infiniti Roofing, Michelle Hatton School of Dance & Performing Arts.

Medium Business of the Year
Ellerby Country Inn, Castle Employment, Wold Top Brewery, Dennis Distribution.

Large Business of the Year
Bee Health, Flamingo Land, YH Training Services, McCain, Alexander Dennis – Plaxton.

Employer of the Year
Saint Cecilia’s Care Group, Dale Power Solutions, YH Training Services, Hallgarth Accountants Ltd, McCain.

Women in Business
Covered By Angels, Inspire UK, Cura Financial Services Ltd.

Tourism Business
Spirit of Yorkshire Distillery, The Stables at Cross Butts, Ellerby Hotel, Wrea Head Country Cottages.

Export Achievement
To be announced on the night.

Bridlington/East Yorkshire Outstanding Business of the Year
To be announced on the night.

Best Community Contribution by a Business
Marton Road One Stop, Askew Brook, Bike About Filey, Sirius Minerals, Krash Labs Digital CIC.

Apprentice of the Year
Hannah Magowan, Evie McCulloch-Holmes, Chloe Gibson, Rhys Holder, Luke Bielby, Shelby Pickering, Sam Whitehead, Joseph Lees, Liza Mainprize, Josie Page, Helena Greenwood.

Business Person of the Year
To be announced on the night.

Scarborough News Lifetime Achievement Award
To be announced on the night.