Variety Raise Over £110,000 at Business Awards

Congratulations to Variety The Children’s Charity for raising a massive  £111,200 at this year’s Yorkshire Business Awards, held in Leeds.

Our videos were used to kick off the main awards and also featured a video report on the special appeal held at the lunch to raise funds for a project at a children’s hospice in the region.

Click here to see the Awards video.

Click here to see the Variety Bluebell Wood appeal video.

Guest speaker Sir Chris Bonington, the UK’s most accomplished mountaineer, spoke about his inspirational 60 year career and Rosemary Shrager was named winner of the Yorkshire Legend

Variety Awards at Queens Hotel, Leeds. Pictured Rosemary Shrager who received a lifetime award and guest speaker Sir Chris Bonington, with the choir from Queen Elizabeth Grammar School in Wakefield. 8th December 2017. Picture Jonathan Gawthorpe

Award, as well as being named an ambassador for the charity.

Huddersfield Town FC owner Dean Hoyle was named businessman of the year, supermarket giant Morrisons won board of the year, pest control firm Pelsis won best SME award and Heck! Food ltd won best young business.
Dean Hoyle said: “It’s not about individuals, it’s about the team. “I had a wonderful team there (at the Card Factory). They really helped me deliver. I couldn’t have done it by myself. “Football is very similar. You can have the best players on the pitch, but if you don’t have the leadership, and we had the magnificent David Wagner, then I wouldn’t be standing here today.

Speaking of Huddersfield Town’s promotion to the Premier League he said: “It’s put the town on the map, it’s put Yorkshire on the map.”
Accepting the award for board of the year Julian Bailey, PR director of Morrisons, said: “We’re really known for being a Yorkshire company, so it’s great to win an award in Yorkshire. “It’s a team effort; we’ve got 100,000 people working every single day to deliver customers brilliant food at a fair price.”
Pelsis CEO Peter Mangion said: “We’ve grown mainly by acquisition over the last seven years or so. We’ve done seven deals. That will continue to be the case going forward.”