Entry to the 2019 Awards is now Open!

Go to our ‘How to Enter’ page for more information and to find our category guide.

Now in its ninth year, The Goole & Howdenshire Business Excellence Awards recognises and celebrates business excellence in Goole and the surrounding area.

“We have been hugely impressed by the range and quality of the applications and the demonstrated business acumen of so many of our local organisations. The Awards present a perfect opportunity to demonstrate that Goole & Howdenshire is a place to do business.”

The 2019 Goole and Howdenshire Business Excellence Awards will officially launch on Thursday 20th September. The Awards will once again be hosted by BBC television presenter Harry Gration.

Harry has compered the annual awards ceremony since it was first introduced eight years ago and has always championed the awards scheme, which celebrates the successes, strengths, innovation and sheer diversity of businesses in Goole, Howdenshire and the surrounding area.

The 2019 entry form will go live on the website – www.goolebusinessawards.co.uk – on Thursday 20th September, when the 2019 awards officially open for entries. The categories for this year are:

  • Marketing Excellence.
  • Training and Development Excellence.
  • New Business of the Year (started on or after 1st January 2016).
  • Small Business (ten employees or less).
  • Large Business (more than ten employees).
  • Innovative Business.
  • Employee of the Year.
  • Environmentally Friendly Business.
  • Customer Service Excellence.
  • Charity of the Year.
  • Contribution to the Community (open to businesses, charities and the voluntary sector).

Businesses and organisations can enter as many categories as they like, and guidance notes are provided on the website to help them select those most appropriate.

Awards Chairman Garrey Haase said: “Harry Gration has always been a passionate supporter of the awards and he kindly offered to host a launch event to help us generate interest. It’s a great way to kick-start proceedings and will hopefully encourage even more local businesses and organisations to enter.

“2018 was a record-breaking year for entries, but we’d love to top that in 2019! I’d encourage as many local businesses as possible to shout about their achievements and celebrate their successes. The entry form is really quick and easy to complete, and we have a really strong panel of judges lined up, who have a wealth of business experience in a range of different sectors.”

The closing date for entries is Monday 3 December 2018 and the black tie awards ceremony will take place at Goole Academy on Friday 22 February 2019.