Launch of Hull and East Yorkshire People in Business Awards 2020

Nominations now open for second year after sold-out inaugural ceremony in July 2020.

Nominations now open for second year after sold-out inaugural ceremony in July 2020.

Following the success of the first ever Hull and East Yorkshire People in Business Awards, nominations for the 2020 event are now officially open.

This year’s ceremony in July was sold-out, with 400 tickets snapped-up and more than 100 nominations made.

In 2020 year there are more chances to recognise the region’s talent with five brand-new categories available to enter.

Taking place on Friday, 3rd July 2020 at the state-of-the-art Bonus Arena in Hull, the awards evening is expected to be a key event on the area’s annual business events calendar.

Unique from other awards, the Hull and East Yorkshire People in Business Awards will once again celebrate talented and hardworking team members from across the area.

There will be a total of 15 categories to choose from, including the five brand-new awards. These include Customer Hero of the Year – recognising team members that provide a standout service, alongside the new Mentor award.

The Team Impact award has also split into two categories to incorporate all business sizes, and the First-Class Service award is now a team category.

BBC Radio Humberside’s Lucy Clark will compere for the evening and the guest speaker will be comedian and former Head of Social at drinks brand Innocent, Helena Langton. After wowing guests this year, five-piece performance band The Tzars also will be making a return to close the awards in true party style. In addition, Wilberforce Sixth Form College has once again kindly committed to support the awards as headline sponsor.

The aim is to promote talent retention and development in the area, with a vision to raise the profile of talented and hardworking individuals.

Welcoming businesses from all sectors, the awards evening recognises and rewards both individual and team talent.

Entrepreneur, innovator and founder of the awards, Jo Fleming, said: “I’m delighted to bring the Hull and East Yorkshire People in Business Awards back for another year.

“Whether businesses are from the public or private sector, a large PLC or SME, we welcome any local business with a talented workforce, and hope to celebrate them on an even larger scale in 2020.

“I’m looking forward to finding out all about this year’s nominees and rewarding 15 deserving winners.”

Additional sponsors for the Hull and East Yorkshire People in Business Awards 2020 include HiViz Safety, Cranswick Country Foods Poultry, P&O Ferries, Hull City Council, Sewell Group, Cobus Communications, Bonus Arena and Federation of Small Businesses.

Nominations close on Friday 17th April 2020. For more information or to enter visit: www.heypibawards.com 

[Hannah Richardson – Pace]

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