Hull and East Yorkshire People in Business Awards announces new date

17th Feb

After postponing last year’s event due to Covid-19, the Hull and East Yorkshire People in Business Awards (HEYPIBA) is back and will be taking place this summer.

Filmed at Bridlington Spa, the awards will take place virtually on Friday, July 9, with all the excitement and anticipation of the incredible inaugural sold-out event in 2019. 

Jo Fleming, entrepreneur and awards founder (above), said: I’m pleased to bring HEYPIBA back for another year. We had an amazing sell-out first event that celebrated a wide range of talented individuals within our region and we hope to celebrate them once more on an even larger scale this year.”

HEYPIBA recognises and rewards individuals and team talent in all industries across Hull and the East Riding, giving the region’s biggest and brightest the chance to support and raise the profile of talented, hardworking and dynamic individuals.

Jo added: “We are placing a huge emphasis on the people in the area who continue to innovate and drive business forward, something that’s even more important during these testing times. 

“With a brand-new Judges Award – celebrating a team or individual that has shown exceptional leadership skills, empathy and forward thinking during the pandemic – we feel it’s a time to thank and reward people during such an incredibly difficult environment.

“HEYPIBA 2021 will be screened via an immersive, engaging platform where we can celebrate and appreciate those achievements. I look forward to virtually celebrating with the winners once again!”

Emma Waudby of Cobus Communications – one of the event sponsors – said: “We are delighted to continue our support during these unprecedented times, following what was a fantastic inaugural event in 2019. 

“We once again have chosen the Team Impact award as we believe generating the right culture with the right team is a vital part of being successful.

“We are looking forward to celebrating the achievements of local businesses and those who have really made a difference in what has been a challenging year.”

Award categories range from innovator and rising star to inspiring contribution, mentor and team impact. To nominate, visit: Nominations are due to close on May 21.

Hull and East Yorkshire Winter 2020

Features from the latest print magazine, Winter 2020

  • Our partnership with Hull City is great for business – and the community, says Giacom’s Mike Wardell
  • I’m not playing Amazon’s game – I’m playing mine, says Julie of JE Books
  • …With a little help from our friends – and Rishi, say Beverley Travel’s Karl and Kelly
  • How edible oils recycler Brocklesby rose from the ashes to look to a bright future