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Finalists revealed for Hull & East Yorkshire People in Business Awards 2024

Following a record number of nominations, the Hull & East Yorkshire People in Business Awards (HEYPIBA) has announced its shortlist for this year’s glittering ceremony in July.

In what has been reported as the most challenging judging process to date, the HEYPIBA team has confirmed that the quality of talent in the region has never been higher.

The Hull & East Yorkshire People in Business Awards first took place in 2019 and returned in virtual format in 2021 following the COVID pandemic.

The 2022 & 2023 awards and ceremony were warmly welcomed with nominations and businesses attending, and 2024 for it’s fifth anniversary has demonstrated the appetite for recognition and reward with the highest number of nominations received to date, along with a plethora of business sponsors and an impressive judging panel.

Lee Solway of Harrison Solway and head of the judging panel said;

“Having had the privilege of being part of the previous 2 years judging panels, the sheer number and calibre of nominations this year made the judging incredibly difficult to say the least.

It is very clear that we have some unbelievable individuals and businesses in the Hull and East Yorkshire area, from the ‘Rising Star’ category, all the way up to the Lifetime Achievement nominees. It was a huge honour for me to be asked to lead this years judging panel.”

Fellow Judges, Pat Coyle of Rollits and Martyn Coupland, CTO of The Edge Hub added respectively;

“The calibre of entries this year has been exceptional. It’s been a privilege to see the stories of dedication and grit which are a testament to the incredible talent we have locally.

From rising stars to established entrepreneurs, these individuals are the driving force behind the success stories that make our region so unique.”

“The calibre of entries this year has been exceptional. It’s been a privilege to see the stories of dedication and grit which are a testament to the incredible talent we have locally.

From rising stars to established entrepreneurs, these individuals are the driving force behind the success stories that make our region so unique.”

The People in Business Awards is supported by several local businesses including headline sponsor and category sponsors. Lee Solway of headline sponsor Harrison Solway who will present the Lifetime Achievement award added;

“The Lifetime Achievement award is a very prestigious accolade which is presented to an individual who has demonstrated longevity, commitment and dedication to their individual business or sector, someone who has achieved so much and has also had a positive influence on the people they work with.”

The awards ceremony will take place on Friday 5th July, at the Doubletree Hilton Hotel in Hull and will see businesses recognised in thirteen categories along with an evening of food, drinks, and entertainment. To book tables and tickets, please visit www.pibawards.com

The 2024 PIBA Awards Shortlist:

Rising Star – sponsored by Bondholders

  • Rosie Jukes – Hudgell Solicitors
  • Rebecca Shipley – Emmerson Kitney
  • Anna Bisby – James Legal
  • Rosie Andrew – Swift Group

Above and Beyond – sponsored by MS3

  • Jack Moore – HEY Mind 
  • Claire Clappison – Innovations In Care
  • Paul Bird – KWL
  • Lindsey Openshaw – Williams Den 

Apprentice of the Year – sponsored by Urbanwave

  • Erin Symons – Beal Developments
  • Tommy Predergast – KWL
  • Jessica Brooks – Rubicon Technical

First Class Service – sponsored by Lexus Hull

  • Zara Holland – Mimi Boutiques
  • Green & Green Mortgage Protection
  • Hull Truck Theatre
  • Smart Temporary Solutions

Customer Hero of the Year – sponsored by Hull Fibre

  • Diane Lumb – Heron Foods
  • Daisy Lawford – MS3
  • Samuel Mcfadyen – Hudgell Solicitors

Start-up Entrepreneur – sponsored by Hull City Council

  • Jason Nichols – Stretch Pizza
  • Jordon Sandland – Cosmesure

Entrepreneur of the Year

  • Victoria Bratten – Childrens Physiotherapy
  • Sue Fellows – Innovations In Care
  • Gareth Allen – Herd

Inspiring Contribution – sponsored by Airco

  • Nicky West – New Options Ltd
  • Run With It Education Centre
  • Rachel Di Clemente – Hudgell Solicitors

Innovator – sponsored by The Edge Hub 

  • Joshua Barnfather – Dock Robotics
  • Louis Deane – VISR

Team Impact

  • Global Student Team – Hull University
  • Marketing Team – Hudgell Solicitors
  • Freedom Festival Arts Trust

Manager

  • Rachel Middleton – Heron Foods
  • Sarah Smith – Princes Quay
  • Jack Dennett – Doubletree by Hilton, Hull

Grit

  • Vicki Miller – MS3
  • Paul Matson – Hull 4 Heroes
  • James Halls – Open Source Healing Initiative

This is a sponsored article on behalf of HEY People In Business Awards. Please support our sponsors and advertisers who help support our work.

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