The spotlight shone on business from across the Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale last night at a glittering awards ceremony at The Spa.
Hundreds packed out the Ocean Room to celebrate the myriad of fine businesses, large and small, that make up our region in the first ever Scarborough Business Awards, sponsored by Senior Glass Systems.
The Lord Lieutenant of North Yorkshire, Barry Dodd CBE, was the guest of honour and Chancellor George Osborne also sent a special message, which was read out by Scarborough and Whitby MP Robert Goodwill.
BBC Look North’s Clare Frisby compered the ceremony along with The Scarborough News, Whitby Gazette and Malton and Pickering Mercury editor Ed Asquith.
The full of list of the winners on the night is as follows:
Green Business - Wold Top Brewery
Small Business - Ryedale Auctioneers
Medium Business - Senior Glass Systems
Large Business - Raithwaite Estates
New Business - Cafe Heart
Employer of the Year - Dale Power Solutions
Exporter of the Year - Unison
Retailer of the Year- Proudfoot
Young Entrepreneur - Brannan Coady
Business Person of the Year- Peter Wilkinson
Lifetime Achievement - Gary Ledden
Editor’s Special Award - Sik Silk