The 30th Yorkshire Awards were held at Hilton Leeds City hotel on 12th October 2018 and a new chapter in the history of the awards was started.
A new format to the evening; a gala dinner followed by a dedicated awards ceremony was complemented by a new award design – a magnificent contemporary sculpture cast in bronze and mounted on a solid piece of slate.
The award symbolises the proud nature of the Yorkshire people and recognises that winners are people and organisations the county can be proud of.
Each of the 9 awards given on the night were hand finished, making all of them unique and trulyprized possession.
The winners of this year’s Yorkshire Awards were:
Special Award: WELCOME TO YORKSHIRE
Community Hero Award: SARAH HINTON (Shine West Bowling, Bradford)
Richard Whiteley Award: MARK GREGORY
Business Enterprise Award: POLYPIPE LIMITED
Arts and Entertainment Award: BBC and ITV (Jointly)
Sporting Achievement Award: JACK LAUGHER MBE
Woman of the Year Award: BARONESS SAYEEDA WARSI
Man of the Year Award: BEN DAVIS
Lifetime Achievement Award: KAY MELLOR OBE