The brightest and best of Wakefield's business world who have helped to propel the city into the 21st century received accolades at a ceremony last night.
The Wakefield Business Awards showcased some of the city's top talent, as well as the kindness and drive of a woman who has played a vital role in keeping Wakefield Hospice running.
Helen Knowles from Wakefield Hospice was given our Lifetime Achievement award for her tireless work raising vital funds for the facility.
Our full list of winners:
Our bar of the year award was claimed by The Establishment.
Production Park won Business of the Year sponsored by Wakefield Council.
Richard Hobbs won Business Person of the year Sponsored by Engie.
The Ridings claimed Customer Service Award sponsored by Trinity Walk.
John Hufton from Wakefield Council won Employee of the Year.
For the second year running Bier Huis claimed Independent Retailer of the Year.
Adeem Younis from Penny Appeal was named Entrepreneur of the year sponsored by Leeds Beckett University.
m2r Education was named International business of the year sponsored by HSBC.
Wakfield BID was our New Business of the year sponsored by Haribo.
Create Cafe was our Restaurant of the year.
6B Digital was our Small to Medium Business of the year.
Long Division Festival won our People’s Choice Award sponsored by Oneworld Travel.
And Helen Knowles from Wakefield Hospice received our Lifetime Achievement Award.
And thank you to our sponsors Haribo, HSBC, Wakefield BID, Trinity Walk, OneWorld Travel, Leeds Beckett University, Wakefield Council, ENGIE, and Wakefield Bondholders who made the event possible.