Countdown to the Hull and East Yorkshire People in Business Awards

06th May

There’s just one month left for businesses to nominate exceptional teams or individuals in this year’s Hull and East Yorkshire People in Business Awards (HEYPIBA). 

Established in 2019 by East Yorkshire entrepreneur Jo Fleming, HEYPIBA recognises and celebrates exceptional talent across the region.

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Jo Fleming (left), founder of HEYPIBA, said: “I set up HEYPIBA two years ago to give our local businesses and their people a boost and a reason to come together and celebrate all of their hard work. Who could have known how relevant that rationale has remained?

“The past year has shown us just how resilient and resourceful the business community in East Yorkshire is. It goes without saying that the pandemic has made doing business over the last 12 months trickier than before, but the ability to pivot and the attitude to continue to provide incredible products and services has been a real pleasure to see unfold.

“Nominations close on May 21 and, with 16 categories to choose from – including Rising Star, Above and Beyond, Grit, Team Impact and a new Judges Recognition award – there’s an option for everyone. 

“There has never been a better time for businesses to put forward their people and recognise their continued commitment to keeping the region’s businesses going. We can’t wait to read through all your entries and celebrate your teams’ achievements at this year’s event – so get your entries in!” 

The HEYPIBA ceremony will be filmed in advance at Bridlington Spa with all the usual glitz and glamour in place, with the virtual event taking place on Friday, July 9.

Mark Lonsdale, general manager of Bridlington Spa, said: “We wanted to get involved with the HEYPIBA event this year for a number of reasons, but namely because it’s all about celebrating people. Over lockdown, everyone has had their own personal challenges, but the pandemic has certainly brought people closer together in the business world. Of course, it has been tough, but it has allowed us to take stock and question why we’re doing what we’re doing, which has been a really valuable exercise. 

“This will be our second virtual hybrid event at Bridlington Spa and we can guarantee attendees will experience all of the glitz and glamour of a real life awards ceremony. We can’t wait to support the local business community and put on an incredible show for all those entering, sponsoring and virtually attending.”

Jo added: “We’ve been incredibly lucky one again to have some fantastic sponsors on board to support our awards. Wilberforce Sixth Form College is our headline sponsor for the second year and we’ve also got some great local businesses on board supporting us – from Hull City Council and Invest Hull to Sewell Group, P&O Ferries and Cobus Communications.”

This year’s sponsors are:

  • Marking Humber and Young Talent Network
  • Sapphire Creative Signmaking
  • HBP Systems
  • Cranswick Country Foods
  • DA
  • AP Robinson & Co

Enter here: www.heypibawards.com/nominate

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