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Successful Evening at the Azets Yorkshire Food & Drink Business Awards

9 May 2023

We were delighted to be the official Social Media Partner and sponsor of the ‘Best New Food’ Award at the recent Azets Yorkshire Food & Drink Business Awards!

The awards profile and celebrate the businesses and entrepreneurs of Yorkshire's food and drink heritage and it was a pleasure to support the Azets team in announcing and championing the award winners! Like most, the industry has faced many challenges over the last couple of years, so it was once again brilliant to have everyone together in one room to celebrate the successes of the hardworking businesses and individuals.

With nine awards given out on the evening, it was a pleasure to present the ‘Best New Food’ Award to NORTHERN BL°C for their innovative and delicious new plant based and allergen free soft serve ice cream – THE WHiP.

We were proud to see Yorkshire Mark members Cryer & Stott and owners of The Biskery, Saskia Roskam and Lisa Shepherd as the winners of the True Yorkshire Grit Award and The Personality of the Year Award, respectively.

The past few years have thrown challenges at Cryer & Stott, such as a global pandemic and current cancer diagnosis, but Managing Director Richard Holmes MBE has shown True Yorkshire Grit, so much so that he was awarded an MBE in the Kings first New Year’s Honours List for services to the British Food Industry.

Since starting their business in 2016, Saskia and Lisa of The Biskery have always put family, compassion and inclusivity at the forefront of their vision, creating a unique business model that allows women to find purpose outside of the home whilst rediscovering their confidence and honing new skills.

The overall winner was Spirit of Yorkshire Distillery for the outstanding thought that goes into the production of each of their 100% homegrown field to bottle products.

Congratulations again to everyone who was nominated and everyone who took home the award in their category!

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