Now in its 11th 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.”

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Following the introduction of a third national lockdown and the on-going Covid-19 pandemic, the 2021 Goole and Howdenshire Business Excellence Awards has been cancelled.

It had originally been hoped that the event could take place a little later in the year than usual, but the organising committee has decided to focus its efforts on planning the 2022 event instead.

Garrey Haase, Chairman of the committee and the founder of the awards, said: “We’ve been monitoring recent developments and it has become apparent that it will just not be possible to stage the usual large-scale event this year because of the on-going restrictions aimed at limiting the spread of Covid-19.”

“We did, of course, consider staging a virtual event instead, but because the black tie awards ceremony is something that many people from the local business community look forward to each year we felt that it wouldn’t be the same if we couldn’t all come together and celebrate the achievements of our winners.

“Instead, we’re aiming to make our 2022 awards – the eleventh event that we’ve held – our biggest and best yet! We have already received a number of entries and they will go forward for consideration for next year’s awards instead, although entrants can choose to update and resubmit the information nearer the time if they prefer.”

He added: “In the meantime, we hope everyone stays safe and wish the local business community well at this incredibly challenging time.”

It has already been decided that next year’s event will take place on 25 February 2022 at Goole High School. In the meantime, the awards website  – www.goolebusinessawards.co.uk – will remain open for entries, although the final deadline for submissions for the 2022 event is not until December. Further details will be announced later in the year.

The 2022 Awards will take place on Friday 25th February 2022 at Goole Academy.

Entry to the 2022 Awards is open!