2014 Press Business Awards finalists announced

York Press: The Press Business Awards 2013. Pic: Mike TippingFinalists on stage at the end of the evening. (8566809)

9:12am Tuesday 26th August 2014

THE hotly contested shortlist for the 2014 Press Business Awards has been decided.

Tom Hutchinson Design

York Press:

12:54pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

A YOUNG designer is growing his business after raising more than £10,000 from world wide backers to launch his venture.

Evolve Hairdressing

York Press:

12:52pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

A HAIRDRESSING business which dates back 20 years in York is enjoying a new lease of life after moving to new premises.

Drax Power Station

York Press:

12:08pm Friday 22nd August 2014

NORTH Yorkshire power station Drax says its commitment to reducing environmental impact goes beyond its £700 million conversion project from coal to biomass.

Style Flooring

York Press:

12:08pm Friday 22nd August 2014

A FLOOR retailer has attributed the year on year growth the business has enjoyed since its formation in 2008 to "honest and genuine quality customer service".

The White Swan, Wighill

York Press:

12:06pm Friday 22nd August 2014

LONG-established hostelry The White Swan in Wighill has recently been revitalised with its takeover by a couple with a vision to resurrect it as a traditional English pub.

M&K Butchers

York Press:

12:06pm Friday 22nd August 2014

A BUTCHERS which dates back more than 40 years in York and started out as a husband and wife operation is now being run by three generations of the founding family.

York Conferences,

York Press:

12:06pm Friday 22nd August 2014

HOSTING 240 events has seen York Conferences welcome more than 19,000 delegates to the city in the last year.

PureNet

York Press:

12:06pm Friday 22nd August 2014

AFTER winning the Science and Technology Award in 2011 Purenet is back hoping to take 2014's technology title after three years for further growth/

SuperBreak

York Press:

9:03am Thursday 21st August 2014

YORK-based short holiday specialist SuperBreak is on a mission to become the best provider of short break experiences in the UK.

The Bering Boutique

York Press:

9:01am Thursday 21st August 2014

YORK is the only location in the world to feature a store from Danish watch and jewellery brand BERING.

Pick & Mix Marketing Solutions Ltd

York Press:

9:01am Thursday 21st August 2014

BUSINESS growth has seen a York-based marketing agency appoint its first employee with further expansion on the cards.

TeleWare

York Press:

9:01am Thursday 21st August 2014

A NORTH Yorkshire telecommunications specialist is developing a global client list after creating a solution to call compliance regulations.

Nature’s Laboratory

York Press:

9:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

AN exporting finalist from last year is back for 2014 with its eye on two awards after breaking in to new markets.

Secerna

York Press:

8:59am Thursday 21st August 2014

WITH York's growing status as a science city a firm of patent and trade mark attorneys have found their niche protecting the intellectual assets of businesses in the sector.

Meet the Chef

York Press:

3:12pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

TURNING up to potential clients with tasty treats proved a successful marketing tool for outside catering firm Meet the Chef.

RotaCloud

York Press:

3:11pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

ROTACLOUD is an online cloud-based rota solution designed to help small to medium businesses build and manage their staff rotas.

Benenden Health

York Press:

3:08pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

YORK-BASED mutual healthcare society Benenden Health has reported a busy year for its team of almost 250 staff with acquisitions, new division launches and financial growth.

JDL Fitness

York Press: Dan Littlewood of JDL Fitness

9:14am Tuesday 19th August 2014

DAN Littlewood helps change people's lives.

Bytemark Hosting

York Press:

9:14am Tuesday 19th August 2014

YORK'S frequently bracing air has played a key role in helping a growing internet server and cloud hosting provider dramatically reduce its energy costs and impact on the environment.

Nutrition in York

York Press:

9:14am Tuesday 19th August 2014

WHEN four Yorkshire women try to set a new record by rowing unaided across the Atlantic next year, a York nutritional therapist will be helping them on their way.

York Racecourse

York Press:

9:14am Tuesday 19th August 2014

YORK Racecourse supports 1,350 full-time jobs in the city and attracts more than 350,000 racegoers each year - but it also does far more for the community , say officials.

York Designer Outlet

York Press:

9:12am Tuesday 19th August 2014

FROM Park & Ride to Park & Pedal, the York Designer Outlet is doing its bit to try to reduce congestion and pollution in the city.

Herbert Todd & So

York Press: Matthew Todd, of Herbert Todd & Sons

9:12am Tuesday 19th August 2014

HERBERT Todd & Son has been trading successfully for 78 years - but its ability to look to the future has stood it in good stead over a very challenging period for electrical retailers.

National Railway Museum

York Press:

2:53pm Monday 18th August 2014

LAST year was a busy year for the National Railway Museum’s events team with the York venue undergoing a £1.4 million refurbishment and a subsequent growth in business.

GH Smith & Son Printers

York Press:

2:52pm Monday 18th August 2014

RUPERT and Alex Smith could have ink running through their veins.

Gradintel

York Press:

2:50pm Monday 18th August 2014

A NEW software development is not only providing the tools to boost students’ employability but is offering them jobs too.

Nestlé

York Press:

2:48pm Monday 18th August 2014

FOR decades Nestle has been one of York’s largest employers with its confectionery headquarters in the city making a sizeable contribution to the success of the global company.

Hidden Horizons

York Press:

2:46pm Monday 18th August 2014

HIDDEN Horizons celebrates the North Yorkshire coastline’s status as one of the world’s most important geology and natural history sites.

Lisa Clifford

York Press:

2:45pm Monday 18th August 2014

IT was 2005 when Lisa Clifford left the security of a high-paid job in the hotel industry to launch her venture as a business and performance coach.

Clarksons Menswear

York Press:

9:29am Saturday 16th August 2014

A CITY centre menswear shop boasting the widest selection of shirt fittings in England is planning to expand into womenswear next month.

Katie Sweep Chimney Service

York Press:

9:28am Saturday 16th August 2014

TURNING a traditional skill into the 21st century enterprise has resulted in business success for Kate Wiggins and her all-female team of chimney sweeps.

Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil

York Press:

9:22am Saturday 16th August 2014

A FARMING family cooking oil brand is hoping for award success after already proving itself as a prize-winning delicacy.

Samantha Agnew and Alexandra Claydon - Now & Then

York Press:

9:11am Friday 15th August 2014

FURTHER growth is on the cards for events company Now & Then Group as it returns to defend its Press Business Awards title.

Krystal Talmadge - Krystal’s Chocolicious

York Press:

9:06am Friday 15th August 2014

A BUSINESS formed with a two-year operating plan is enjoying its fifth year of trade and its first entry into the Press Business Awards.

Paragon Creative

York Press:

9:04am Friday 15th August 2014

COMPLETING more than 1,000 projects in more than 26 countries has seen Paragon Creative grow its global reputation for designing and building attractions.

ScratchMyPi

York Press:

9:02am Friday 15th August 2014

A NEW business is helping teachers and children learn computing skills.

100% Effective

York Press:

9:00am Friday 15th August 2014

POCKLINGTON-based 100% Effective is working to improve businesses around the world with its training and consultancy packages.

Aldwark Arms

York Press:

8:59am Friday 15th August 2014

NEW owners have turned a closed-down pub into a thriving business at the heart of their community.

Rafi's Spicebox

York Press:

9:08am Thursday 14th August 2014

A SMALL family-owned delicatessen has become a successful Yorkshire business thanks to its tailor-made ‘curry packs’.

The Drovers Arms, Skipwith

York Press:

9:07am Thursday 14th August 2014

STAFF at a Skipwith pub have attributed its award-winning success to the hard work of the family running it.

Network Rail

York Press:

9:05am Thursday 14th August 2014

ALONGSIDE its core operation of running, maintaining and developing Britain’s railway infrastructure, Network Rail has a committed ethos surrounding charitable work and volunteering.

David Turner

York Press:

2:38pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

Entrepreneur David Turner looks forward to his busiest time of the year every Halloween as pumpkins take over merchandising displays, stage sets and hospitality events.

Ryedale Auctioneers

York Press:

2:38pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

A BOLD decision made three and a half years ago by a man who ventured to start a business alone at the beginning has paid off as the business has gone from strength to strength.

DigiCAB Media

York Press:

2:36pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

IT was while at the helm of a multi million pound print finishing business that Darren Crake spotted the opportunity for his next venture.

Plump

York Press:

2:36pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

PLUMP is on a mission to become a leading digital ageny in the UK by creating a place for its team to thrive in York.

Scotts of Helmsley

York Press:

2:34pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

AN award-winning restaurant in Helmsley is flying the flag for fish and chips in the Small Business of the Year category.

Wolds Edge Holiday Lodges

York Press:

2:28pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

WOLDS Edge Holiday Lodges, at the foot of the Yorkshire Wolds, has been taking its tourism duties seriously over the past three years.

Ellis

York Press:

3:17pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

AT first glance you’d be forgiven for thinking Ellis is a local firm for local people.

Mark Fordyce

York Press:

3:14pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

DUBBED a "networking legend" among York's business community Mark Fordyce is a champion for digital growth.



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