A great night was had by all at this year’s Halifax Courier Business Awards, at which PPS was nominated for three awards and took home the gong for the Employer of the Year for the third time.
As the main sponsor of the event, the team was out in force at The Venue in Barkisland last Friday, with two tables of staff and guests in their best frocks and dinner jackets. We were particularly pleased to host special guests Neil Davison, the Deputy Lieutenant of West Yorkshire, and Alex Robinson, Business Development Director of Made in Yorkshire.
Following a drinks reception, the curtains were drawn back to reveal the dining area and big screens, with indoor fireworks in front of the stage providing the wow factor. After an introductory speech from Jean McQuarrie, Editor in Chief of Yorkshire weeklies, those attending enjoyed a delicious three-course meal, serenaded by Rat Pack-style singer Adie Doyle.
The awards then got under way, with the BBC TV presenter Harry Gration serving as host for the evening, as in previous years. The evening got off to a great start, with recognition for our sponsorship of the whole event and a win in the first category of Employer of the Year.
We were also proud to be finalists in the categories of Business of the Year, which was awarded to Vapour Cloud, and Business in the Community, which was won by Happy Days Building and Roofing. Following our usual tradition, PPS also sponsored the individual Manufacturing Award category, which went to the supplier of coatings and surface treatments to the aerospace and hi-tech industries, Pexa.
Other awards included Business Person of the Year, won by Tim Mercer, and a Lifetime Achievement Award for Richard Porter.
Overall, the evening was a wonderful way to celebrate the achievements of the local business community – and we enjoyed playing our part in the proceedings.
For more information and a full list of winners with images from the night, visit the Halifax Courier website.