We're honoured!

ELSPETH Beattie of Harrogate-based Principal Hayley Hotels and Conference Venues has been named the hotel industry's Young Marketer of the Year in the Hotel Marketing Association's 2010 annual Hotel Awards held in London.

GRANT Thornton's national Not for Profit sector team has won Audit Team of the Year 2010 at the Accountancy Age Awards.

R&R Ice Cream, which has a factory at Crossgates, reached the finals in three categories at the recent Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards.

YORKSHIRE food and cookery company Curry Cuisine, based in Dewsbury and Tingley, has won a listing in the Chatsworth farm shop, based in the Peak District, to supply its award-winning range of traditional handmade chutneys and pickles.

LEEDS-based WYG has won the prestigious Positive Environmental Impact Award at the British Expertise Awards in London.

ALTMAN Technologies of Leeds have been awarded The Editors Award for Innovation in the annual Computing Security Magazine awards.

NYNET and North Yorkshire County Council have won Community Project of the Year at the national IT Industry Awards in London. The award recognises NYnet's work with rural communities.

Boutique dental spa The Courtyard of Huddersfield has been named one of the best practices in the country at the national Private Dentistry Awards. The Courtyard scooped three major accolades: Most Innovative Practice, Best Marketing and runner-up in the coveted Practice of the Year award. Practice owner Marcos White.

THE Rank Group plc, which includes Mecca Bingo in Dewsbury, has been awarded the British Safety Council Sword of Honour award 2010. Only companies which have already achieved the British Safety Council 5 Star grading can apply for it.

LEEDS-based logistics company Action Express has been recognised for achieving the highest possible standards of customer service by international logistics network Palletways which launched a nationwide Partnership League in 2007 to recognise the quality of commitment and co-operation amongst its network.

LAWYER Bill Braithwaite QC, head of Exchange Chambers in Leeds, has won the Barrister of the Year Award at the Personal Injury Awards 2010.

THE AWARD for Sports Betting Innovation at the 2010 EGR (eGaming) Awards has been given to Buzz Sports for their revolutionary live betting platform, ZonePlay. The company employs 20 people at its Leeds HQ.

COMMERCIAL law firm Beachcroft LLP has announced impressive results in this year's Chambers UK 2011 legal directory, with 90 lawyers now listed as leaders in their field. The firm has 13 new leading lawyer entries this year. Overall Beachcroft has received 64 directory rankings in 28 areas of practice. A total of 55 per cent of the firm's partners are now recognised as leaders in their field. Beachcroft has also been given 13 Tier 1 rankings, received a new entry for Professional Negligence: Insurance in London and has moved up rankings in four areas: Corporate Finance (South-West), Health: Mental Health (London & UK-Wide), Personal Injury (North East) and Real Estate: Litigation (South-West). Seven Beachcroft associates were recognised in this year's directory.

OSSETT Brewery walked away with a record five awards at the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) beer competition and festival. Awards included the overall best bottled beer for Treacle Stout and Gold for their Yorkshire Blonde Premium.

LEEDS-based digital agency MadeByPi has swept the board at the 2010 DADI Awards, culminating in six prestigious award wins including Digital Agency of the Year and Creative Team of the Year. The four other winning accolades included: Financial Services Website or Campaign for first direct LIVE; Recruitment Website or Campaign for the first direct Careers website; Interactive/Entertainment Website, Game or Campaign for BBC Relics website; and Integrated Media Campaign for first direct LIVE.

Ramsdens, the pawnbrokers with five Leeds branches, has been included in the Sunday Times newspaper's Virgin Fast Track 100 list.

English Cities Fund and its Leeds development division, Muse, won the Developer of the Year for the North and Large Development of the Year accolades at the 2010 Excellence Awards organised by Premier Guarantee.

The West Indian Carnival, Chapeltown, Leeds.29th August 2016 ..Picture by Simon Hulme

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