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

The Scarborough-based business, which is hoping to be named New Business of the Year and Tourism and Hospitality Business of the Year, was created by Will Watts last year.

Having been instrumental in the re-development of the Rotunda Geological Museum and a lynchpin in the Scarborough Museums Trust, following redundancy Mr Watts decided to take his 15 years of wider museums experience, and his lifetime passion for geology to make a leap and set up Hidden Horizons.

Having researched the market extensively, Mr Watts worked up a business plan with local experts and associates to create a company that specialises in two main areas of work: museum and heritage consultancy, and geology and natural history events and education.

Following the launch in December 2013, Hidden Horizons has flourished and has secured work with a number of museums trust, local authorities and museums trusts across North Yorkshire and the UK.

Mr Watts’ event schedule of Rock Pooling, Dinosaur Footprint Walks and Fossil Hunts have been a huge success, attracted visitors from far afield to the Yorkshire Coast.