The Skipton Business Awards will be in recognition of exceptional talent in the business community. Organised by Skipton BID, these Awards are your chance to say a very big thank you to your favourite shops, pubs, restaurants and service providers based in Skipton.
Please nominate your chosen business below.
Please only nominate ONE business per award category, and explain in 300 words or less why they should win.

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* 1. Retailer of the Year
Skipton has a wide range retailers offering a variety of products. Whether it sells something unique, or offers exceptional levels of care for customers, tell us about your favourite retailer and why they deserve to win the award.
Please note: If you do not provide a minimum of 100 words the entry will not be submitted.

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* 2. Pub/Bar of the Year
This award is for licensed premises which stand out from the crowd. Nominations encouraged for any venues which make your quick drink or big night out extra special.
Please note: If you do not provide a minimum of 100 words the entry will not be submitted.

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* 3. Live Entertainment Venue of the Year
This award recognises the venue which offers a regular and diverse range of live music or entertainment. Where do you just have to go whatever the day of the week?
Please note: If you do not provide a minimum of 100 words the entry will not be submitted.

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* 4. Restaurant of the Year
Skipton has a wealth of restaurants serving a wide range of cuisine. Nominate your favourite and tell us what about it has really impressed you and makes it deserve the award.
Please note: If you do not provide a minimum of 100 words the entry will not be submitted.

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* 5. Coffee Shop of the Year
Skipton has plenty of options whether you are looking for a coffee and cake or a light lunch. Tell us which one is your favourite spot and what makes it special enough to win our award
Please note: If you do not provide a minimum of 100 words the entry will not be submitted.

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* 6. New Business of the Year
Skipton is a great place to establish your business. This award celebrates a new business or company that has started within the past 12 months (Since Oct 2023). Open to all sectors
Please note: If you do not provide a minimum of 100 words the entry will not be submitted.

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* 7. Professional Service of the Year
This award recognises the predominantly office-based businesses delivering professional services throughout the town. Nominations might include the financial or legal sectors, architects, insurance brokers and so much more. Tell us who you think deserves to win.

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* 8. Tourism Business of the Year
The winner of this award will be celebrating the tourist offer in the town, this could be an attraction, event, accommodation provider or business associated with the tourism or leisure sector.
Please note: If you do not provide a minimum of 100 words the entry will not be submitted.

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* 9. Health and Wellbeing Business of the Year
Recognising the local businesses committed to the wellbeing of their local community, we want you to tell us what makes them stand out above the rest. Open to any health related business Gyms/yoga/dance etc
Please note: If you do not provide a minimum of 100 words the entry will not be submitted.

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* 10. Hair and Beauty Salon of the Year
Nominate your favourite salon and let us know why they deserve to win the award. With so many potential nominees throughout the town centre including hair, nails, skincare, and tattoo parlours, we want to know who you think is the best.
Please note: If you do not provide a minimum of 100 words the entry will not be submitted.

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* 11. Customer Service Team of the Year
The winner of this award will be the business which demonstrates exceptional levels of customer service. The category is open to all business types including retail, hospitality and professional services.
Please note: If you do not provide a minimum of 100 words the entry will not be submitted.

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* 12. Long Service Award
We want to celebrate the businesses who have traded in Skipton for over 20 years. Let us know who you think deserves to win and what they bring to Skipton that makes them so successful.
Please note: If you do not provide a minimum of 100 words the entry will not be submitted.

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