Hambleton Business Awards 2017

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Show your support for the hard-working and innovative local businesses by nominating them for the Hambleton Business Awards 2017.


Hambleton District Council

Good luck to all our business nominees from Great Ayton at the Hambleton Business Awards - let's go for gold!


  • Stamps Coffee
  • Thompson's Hardware
  • Joplins Restaurant
  • Great Ayton Business Forum




Nominations for an annual awards scheme which celebrates businesses across Hambleton opened on 1st March. The Hambleton District Council initiative is sponsored by Federation of Small Businesses and Dales of Thirsk, recognising the range and diversity of businesses in the district, their achievements and those of the people who work for them in eight categories:

  • Apprenticeship Champion – for an apprentice funded through Hambleton District Council who has developed most in the role,
  • Best Customer Service – for the business who puts its customers first,
  • Innovation – for the business demonstrating most innovation in marketing, design, manufacturing or performance of services
  • Engaging Young Minds -  for the business most engaged with schools and education in the area
  • Hambleton Champion – for the business which has championed Hambleton as a place to do business
  • Independent Retailer of the year – for the best independent retailer  
  • Networking Group – for the best networking group that offers support and advice to its members
  • Legacy - awarded to a family business in Hambleton that has left a legacy in the area for the future

Nominations closed on 29th May with judging running up to the awards ceremony on 6th July.

Local is Best - Stamps Great Ayton

Stamps Coffee Shop in Great Ayton (image courtesy of Hambleton District Council)

“These awards are a great opportunity for us to celebrate the achievements of the businesses in the area,” said Councillor Mark Robson, Leader of the Council.  

“It’s a great chance to highlight some of the people and businesses here in Hambleton. We are moving to a new venue, The Forum in Northallerton for the ceremony to ensure everyone can enjoy the event.  

“Nominate businesses and individuals within a business – we need everyone to nominate their favourites and encourage others to do the same.”

Great Ayton Business Forum - Highly Commended

Amelia Herbert - Chairperson of Great Ayton Business Forum (image courtesy of Hambleton District Council)

And Alina Harland of Alina’s Florist who won last years Best Dressed Window award added, “The award has been a great boost to the business and I have received more customers since winning!”

Nomination forms are available on  

For more information contact Julie Hutton, Business and Economy Officer, 01609 767186.

Hambleton Business Awards Press ReleaseCllr Mark Robson and Alina Harland pictured at Alina’s Florists Thirsk



Alison Oldfield (Communications Officer) on 01609 767243

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