Calderdale firms shortlisted at White Rose Awards

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Five Calderdale-based organisations and events have been shortlisted in this year’s White Rose Awards.

The largest tourism event in the UK will be the first awards dinner to be held at the brand new £11 million Yorkshire Event Centre in Harrogate on November 21.

Hebden Bridge Arts Festival has been shortlisted for Yorkshire Event of the Year, while Hebden Bridge Visitor Centre is up for the Visitor Information Award.

Elmet Farmhouse in Hebden Bridge is shortlisted for Self-Catering Accommodation of the Year, Holdsworth House Hotel and Restaurant is on the shortlist for Large Hotel of the Year, and in the Inns and Restaurants with Rooms Award, the Shibden Mill Inn is among the nominees.

Tourism in Yorkshire is worth £7 billion annually and the county’s industry employs almost a quarter of a million people.

Sir Gary Verity, Chief Executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, said: “The White Rose Awards 2016 celebrates the very best of film and drama and this will be a night to remember! There will be sparkle, there will be celebrities and we can’t wait to celebrate the very best of Yorkshire’s tourism stars in what has been another momentous year for the county.”

If you would like to attend the event, tickets are on sale at £67.50 plus VAT from