Businesses have won plaudits for the work they do in the community at an awards celebration in Leeds (Thursday 10 November).
The ‘Raising the Bar’ awards, which highlight companies doing good deeds in schools, the community and with charities, featured firms from Bradford, Leeds and York at the Met Hotel in Leeds. The event, run by West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce, was sold out weeks in advance and the number of entries received this year was the highest ever recorded.
Four organisations were praised for work in different categories, with an overall winner chosen from that group. The categories of community, economy, education and environment were recognised.
Steven Graham of Hungate York Regeneration, winner of the Education category added: “It’s fantastic to be part of these awards and to be recognised for all the work done. The event was great and we would encourage all businesses to take part if they can.”