Nominations mark local business success

Shibden Mill Inn has been shortlisted for a White Rose Award
Shibden Mill Inn has been shortlisted for a White Rose Award

Businesses across Calderdale have been nominated in the prestigious White Rose Awards, the UK’s largest tourism celebration.

The climbing gym ROKT, on Millroyd Street, Brighouse, considered as one of the UK’s most innovative and inspiring climbing centres, has been shortlisted in the small visitor attraction category alongside Burton Agnes Hall and Gardens in Driffield, the International Centre for Birds of Prey in Helmsley, Yorkshire’s Winter Wonderland in Welburn near Malton, Filey Bird, Garden and Animal Park in Filey and Yorkshire Trike Tours in Horsforth, Leeds.

In the Taste of Yorkshire category, Lottie Shaw’s Bakery in Elland has been shortlisted alongside Wadsley Hall Farm Kitchen Ltd in Sheffield, Vanessa Delicatessen, Butchery and Café in Beverley, Rounton Coffee in Northallerton, Wold Top Brewery in Wold Newton near Driffield, Yorkshire Heart Vineyard and Brewery in Nun Monkton near York and Yummy Yorkshire in Huddersfield.

In the self-catering category, Shire Cruisers of Sowerby Bridge is nominated along with Hazel Brow Holidays Swaledale in Richmond, Lendal Tower in York, Wolds Edge Holiday Lodges and Snug Huts in Bishop Wilton near York, The Dovecote Barns in Kelfield near York and Dalesend Cottages in Bedale.

In the pub category, the Shibden Mill Inn, Shibden is on the shortlist along with The Black Bull Inn, Richmond, The Anvil Inn, Sawdon, The Chequers, Ledsham, The Blue Boar, York and The Chequers Inn, Bilton-in-Ainsty.

Gary Verity, chief executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, said: “The past twelve months or so have, without doubt, been some of the finest in Yorkshire’s long history.

“But the foundations of this county’s success lie in its businesses and business owners.

“This event is the perfect way to say thank you to those people who have made Yorkshire what it is today.”

The winners will be announced on Monday, November 9 at a special ceremony held at the first direct arena in Leeds.