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Local Hull businesses celebrated at this year’s Hull BID awards ceremony

In a glittering ceremony that brought together the best of Hull’s business community, the Hull Business Improvement District (HullBID) annual awards ceremony shone a spotlight on the innovative, welcoming, and dedicated businesses making Hull City Centre a vibrant place to visit, work, and live.

Innovation Award: Rubicon Bridge Limited

Leading the roll of honour was Rubicon Bridge Limited, grabbing the Innovation Award for their groundbreaking software that simplifies the complex regulatory landscape for food supplement brands in Europe. Their solution not only tackles a significant industry challenge but also showcases Hull’s emerging tech brilliance on an international stage.

Stylish or Welcoming Premises Award: Artisan Flowers

Artisan Flowers, known for its stunning shop windows and exquisite flower displays, won the hearts of HullBID judges and customers alike, claiming the Stylish or Welcoming Premises Award. Their dedication to creating a warm, inviting space for customers to explore their passion for flowers highlights the rich tapestry of retail experiences available in Hull.

Outstanding Employee or Team Award: SuperbowlUK

The team at SuperbowlUK bowled over the competition with their exceptional service, from the front desk to the back office. Their commitment to excellence and team spirit exemplifies the community ethos that defines Hull’s businesses.

Longevity Award: B Cooke & Son Ltd

With a history stretching back to 1864, B Cooke & Son Ltd was honoured with the Longevity Award. This accolade celebrates not just their enduring presence in Hull but their continued innovation and service in the maritime industry, proving that tradition and modernity can sail together in harmony.

Customer Service Excellence Award: Hull Museums and Gallery

Hull Museums and Gallery were lauded for their exceptional customer service, providing free access to cultural treasures and ensuring every visit is inspiring and welcoming. Their contribution puts Hull firmly on the map as a destination for art and culture enthusiasts.

Contribution to the Community Award: Hull Freedom Quarter

The vibrant Hull Freedom Quarter emerged as a beacon of inclusivity, winning the Contribution to the Community Award. Their dedication to creating a welcoming space for the LGBTQ+ community and allies alike adds a rich layer to Hull’s social fabric.

Commitment to Health and Wellbeing Award: 360 Chartered Accountants

360 Chartered Accountants took home the Commitment to Health and Wellbeing Award for their proactive approach to employee wellness. Their initiatives, from mental health first aiders to social activities, exemplify the importance of a balanced work-life approach.

The Best in Food and Drink Award: Milchig

Milchig enchanted customers and judges, winning The Best in Food and Drink Award with their innovative flavour combinations and outstanding culinary experiences. They exemplify the culinary creativity that thrives in Hull.

The Best Place to Work Award: Spencer Group

Spencer Group’s commitment to diversity, inclusion, and employee development earned them The Best Place to Work Award, highlighting Hull as a city that values and nurtures talent across all sectors.

Outstanding Contribution Award: Hull College

Hull College received the Outstanding Contribution Award, marking its resurgent journey and transformative impact on the community. Their commitment to education, inclusivity, and local engagement heralds a bright future for Hull’s workforce.

Judges’ Special Recognition Award: Mikey Martins, Freedom Festival Trust

Finally, the Judges’ Special Recognition Award was deservedly presented to Mikey Martins for his visionary leadership of Hull’s Freedom Festival, a cornerstone of the city’s cultural calendar. His contributions have significantly elevated Hull’s arts and culture profile.

This year’s HullBID awards highlight the diverse, dynamic, and dedicated nature of Hull’s business community. Each winner and nominee contributes uniquely to the city’s fabric, keeping Hull a vibrant, welcoming, and innovative place to be. Congratulations to all the winners and nominees – your achievements reflect the spirit and potential of our beloved city!

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