Awards 2017

Celebrating achievement & Entrepreneurship in the Yorkshire Dales.

About the awards – The Lower Wensleydale Business Network awards have been set up to recognise the talent which the Yorkshire Dales has to offer, to acknowledge local entrepreneurs and independent business that have the will to achieve and inspire in the Yorkshire Dales.

The awards will be presented at the annual LWBN Ball (Saturday 30th September 2017) – a night full of entertainment and celebrating local entrepreneurship.


Young entrepreneur of the year

Description – Aged 25 or younger, this entrepreneur has gained exceptional achievements for their age. They will be able to provide details of their journey to success including overcoming obstacles and identifying new opportunities. This entrepreneur should be an inspiration for other young entrepreneurs and be based in the Yorkshire Dales.

Sponsored by – Partridge Financial LTD


Small business of the year

Description – This award will be given to an entrepreneur at the helm of a small business of under 10 employees. The entrepreneur will have examples that show their skill to overcome obstacles and difficulties to ensure a secure and growing success, based in the Yorkshire Dales.

Sponsored by – Hannah Russell LTD


Best start up business of the year

Description – This award will be given to an entrepreneur who has forged their new enterprise over the last two years, perhaps overcoming obstacles and difficulties to ensure a secure and growing success. This entrepreneur has created their enterprise by identifying and exploiting a market opportunity whilst building a solid foundation from which to grow in the future, based in the Yorkshire Dales.

Sponsored by – Lower Wensleydale Business Network


To make your nominations please use this form – Nomination Form. Completed forms should be emailed to info@lwbusinessnetwork.co.uk.

All nominations for the awards must have a business set up in the Yorkshire Dales and provide clear evidence of why the nominee should be considered for the award. Nominations must be received before 1st September 2017

Next Event

Lower Wensleydale Business Network “Traders Ball”

  • 30/09/2017
  • Tennants in Leyburn.

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