Wakefield Business Awards: Are you the best in business?

Last year's winner of the International Business of the Year was Hague Print who were presented with their award by Frazer Oldfield from HSBC.
Last year's winner of the International Business of the Year was Hague Print who were presented with their award by Frazer Oldfield from HSBC.

Nominations are pouring in from the best of the city’s business community.

The Wakefield Business Awards is back for a seventh year - and we still want to hear from the city’s firms and business people who are bucking the trend locally, nationally and globally.

There are still a few chances for companies to be sponsors of the competition, organised by the Express.

We have a host of sponsors who will be joining us for one the best nights of the year.

So far they include Haribo, HSBC, Trinity Walk, Juice Personnel, NGC Networks, YPO, Leeds Beckett Enterprise Hub, Wakefield Council and The Business School at Wakefield College.

The closing date for judging will be April 24, with the shortlist revealed shortly afterwards.

The judging panel will inlcude a representative form Leeds Beckett Enterprise Hub. Andy Turner of First Choice Recruitment and Express editor John Kenealy.

Awards will be presented at a business dinner at the Cedar Court, Denby Dale Road, Wakefield, on June 15.

Anyone wanting to sponsor any of the remaining categories should email john.bottomley@jpress.co.uk

Click here to make your nomination.

The awards categories are:

Lifetime Achievement Award

New Business of the Year - sponsored by Haribo

International Business of the Year - sponsored by HSBC

National Retailer of the Year Customer Service Award - sponsored by Trinity Walk

Employee of the Year Award - sponsored by Juice Personnel

Small to Medium Sized Business of the Year - sponsored by NGC Networks

People’s Choice Award- sponsored by YPO

Start Up Business- sponsored by Leeds Beckett Enterprise Hub

Business of the Year- sponsored by Wakefield Council

Business Person of the Year- sponsored by -The Business School at Wakefield College

Independent Retailer of the Year