Don’t miss the 2012 Courier Business Awards

The biggest night on the calendar for the Calderdale business community is just two weeks away.

On Thursday, November 15, the 2012 Halifax Courier Business Awards will recognise superb achievements from individuals and companies.

Clare Frisby from BBC Look North will again host the glitzy evening at The Venue, Bowers Mill, Barkisland.

And, it promises to be a night to remember with success stories covering the diverse range of business in Calderdale recognised.

Nominations have continued to grow since the awards were introduced several years ago and judges had a difficult task of shortlisting each category.

Nominees will be featured on the night through a series of images taken by Courier photographers.

More than 300 people will be present and the evening provides fantastic networking opportunities.

Only a few tickets remain for what will be a sell-out event (legal firm Chadwick Lawrence is the main sponsor), and those wishing to attend and who have not yet booked tickets are advised to act fast.

The black tie evening commences with a champagne and canape reception from 6.45 pm with dinner at 7.30 pm.

Tickets cost £55 plus VAT or £500 plus VAT per table of 10.

To reserve your places contact Sarah Lister, events co-ordinator, at or group events manager Andrew Crabtree at (Tel 01422 260247).

Business Awards 2012 shortlist and category sponsors:

Business of the Year (Walker Singleton) - Wilbys, Holdsworth House, Boxford.

Business Person of the Year (Chadwick Lawrence) - Claire O’Connor (Baby Ballet), Tony Abbott (Reactiv), Kate Hardcastle (Insight with Passion).

Employer of the Year (available) - Reactiv, Educational Guidance, Celtic Castles.

Entrepreneur of the Year (Reactiv Media) - Nick Howard (Limehouse), Lee Marshall (Design House), Paul Howcroft (Fancy Dress), John Peel (Elcons).

Green Business (Spire Hospital) - Waxman, Orchard, Miller’s Oils.

Green Champion (BCA Leisure) - Little Valley Brewery (Wim van der Spek/Sue Cooper), Calderdale Council waste recycling.

Innovator of the Year (BM Howarth) - Malosa Medical, Lattitude 7, Cooking School.

New Business (Calderdale Council) - Zeitgeist, Craggs Energy, Aerial Waves.

Manufacturing Award (Nano Factory) - Hargreaves, James Heal, Tatra.

Retailer of the Year (available) - Ingfield, Russell Dean, Saks.

SME (Wilby Insurance) - Wright Angle, Limehouse, Tubzee Ices.