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Examiner Business Awards

The Examiner Business Awards celebrate the very best in business across Huddersfield and Kirklees.

The Examiner Live and executive partners Bramleys highlight and celebrate the companies, business leaders and the teams who have demonstrated the foresight to drive their business – and the region – forward.

Over the past fourteen years it has been fantastic to see so many businesses in the region rising to the challenges presented, showing not only how talented they are but also their endless determination, entrepreneurial spirit, enterprise, innovation and creativity to make it happen.

Our awards aim to recognise that drive and ambition and celebrate all the success stories.

The awards are presented at a glittering black tie ceremony at the John Smith’s Stadium in November when category finalists join our judging panel and leading figures from the business community.

We look forward to highlighting  your business achievements and showcase to the wider world how Huddersfield and district is a great place to do business.

Wayne Ankers


The Event

Closing date for entries
Fri 16 Aug
Awards Ceremony
Thu 7 Nov

The Examiner Business Awards took place on Thursday 7th November 2019 at The John Smith’s Stadium, Huddersfield.

Host: Harry Gration


2019 Award Finalists and Winners…

Read about the 2019 finalists and winners here

View the photos from the 2019 awards here

New Business of the Year sponsored by Business Hub Kirklees

Apex Fire and Safety Systems Ltd
Big Red Industries
TimberTight Ltd

Winner – TimberTight Ltd


SME of the Year (up to 20 employees) sponsored by Towndoor
Fishtank Agency
Access North Ltd
Sheards Accountancy

Winner – Access North Ltd


SME of the Year (21-50 employees) sponsored by Kirklees Stadium Development Limited
Fusion IT Management Limited
Shaws (Huddersfield) Ltd
Yorkshire Payments

Winner – Fusion IT Management Limited


Business of the Year (over 50+ employees) sponsored by Yes Waste
Specialist Glass Products (SGP) Ltd
MA Living Ltd

Winner – FMG


Community Award sponsored by SimplyBiz
Crowther Chartered Accountants
Bling Fling Committee

Winner – Howarths


Ambassador of the Year sponsored Prohms
Laura Batchelor – KC Communications (Marketing) Ltd
Emily irvine – Mustard & Punch Group
Sarah Sullivan – Towndoor Limited

Winner – Emily irvine – Mustard & Punch Group


Creative Impact Award sponsored by CityFibre
Scriba PR
10 Associates Ltd

Winner – Scriba PR


Innovation and Enterprise Award sponsored by the University of Huddersfield & 3M Buckley Innovation Centre
Allegro Optical
What’s Running Ltd t/a Flycam Technologies
Weedfree on Track

Winner – Weedfree on Track


Apprenticeship Award sponsored by Syngenta
Reliance Precision Limited
CJ Connally electrical & mechanical services Ltd

Winner – Reliance Precision Limited


Young Entrepreneur sponsored by Kirklees College
Reef Healey – Reef & Co
Jake Hinchcliffe – Orange Design Studio LTD
Ben Bamforth – The Unit Fitness

Winner – Ben Bamforth – The Unit Fitness


Export Award sponsored by HSBC

Winner – Thornton and Ross


Business Person of the Year sponsored by Bramleys

Winner – Prof. Bob Cryan, Vice Chancellor, The University of Huddersfield

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New Business of the Year

SME of the Year (up to 20 employees)

SME of the Year (21-50 employees)

Business of the Year (over 50+ employees)

Community Award

Ambassador of the Year

Export Award

Creative Impact Award

Innovation and Enterprise Award

Apprenticeship Award

Young Entrepreneur

Business Person of the Year

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Claire Marshall
Event Manager
Helen McLoughlin
Sales Manager, Events