Business folk at The Piece Hall came away from a prestigious awards ceremony clutching gongs last weekend.
Chief Executive of The Piece Hall Trust Nicky Chance-Thompson was awarded ‘Business Woman of the Year’ alongside ‘New Starter Business of The Year’, for Loafers Vinyl & Coffee Shop, a tenant of the iconic building, at the Yorkshire Choice Awards on Saturday, 6 April.
“A massive thank you to the people of Yorkshire for voting for me as Business Woman of the Year”, said Chance-Thompson.
“It means a lot that the votes have come from the general public who have really taken The Piece Hall to their hearts.
"The support for the Trust from local people is incredible and to be appreciated in this way means a tremendous amount to me and the whole team.”
Mark Richardson from Loafers Vinyl & Coffee adds: “In a room filled with inspirational people from businesses across Yorkshire we were honoured, and gobsmacked, to win this award.
"Thank you to everyone who voted, your support is simply amazing – we can’t quite believe we’re award winners!”
Now in its fourth year, the awards received 250,000 unique public votes between June and November 2018.
More than 700 leading figures from across Yorkshire attended the glittering awards ceremony, presented by Christa Ackroyd at Elland Road.
Co-Founder of the Yorkshire Choice Awards Melanie Malcolm commented:
“We noticed a lot of love for Halifax from voters this year which is fantastic to see.
"It was clear that a lot of people have really got behind The Piece Hall and it’s tenants, recognising how these wonderful independent businesses and individuals are an inspiration in their field.”