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AMVOC Nominated For Harrogate Business Awards!

AMVOC is pleased to announce that we have been shortlisted for the Harrogate Business Awards in two of the thirteen categories: Employer of the Year Award and the Harrogate Borough Council ‘Working for your Business’ Award.

The judges of the Harrogate Advertiser Series Business Awards revealed the names of the finalists in each of the categories at the end of April and AMVOC directors and employees were thrilled to find the company’s name amongst them.

AMVOC Director, Kath Edmonds said: “We’re delighted to have been shortlisted. We felt the category was right for us due to the expansion over the last couple of years. We’ve extended from Pateley Bridge right down to Summerbridge and we’re very proud of the jobs we’ve created.

The company now occupies four offices and will soon be expanding into a fifth, increasing the number of employment opportunities within the area and making AMVOC the largest employer within the Nidderdale region.

The Harrogate Business Awards are now in their ninth year and are designed to celebrate the very best of the district’s businesses and enterprising individuals. They are open to businesses that are currently trading in the circulation area of the Harrogate Advertiser, Knaresborough Post, Wetherby News, Nidderdale Herald and Ripon Gazette.

The awards cover every business sector and the results will be announced at the awards dinner, which is to be held at Harrogate International Centre on Wednesday, May 21.

The black-tie ceremony is seen as one of the highlights of the district’s business calendar and last year played host to more than 450 business people from the region and even further afield.

Speaking to the Ripon Gazette, editor of the Ackrill Advertiser series Jean MacQuarrie is reported to have said: “It’s all too easy to forget sometimes that there are some extremely innovative, dynamic and successful businesses in our part of North and West Yorkshire, and these awards go some way towards recognising and celebrating them.”

The ‘Employer of the Year’ award is intended to recognise a business that has shown outstanding commitment to the development and welfare of its people, by encouraging communication and creativity, as well as proactivity throughout the company. The winner of this award must be able to show that it appreciates that genuine commitment to and trust in its people leads to success in business, as well as a fulfilling and stimulating working environment.

The focus of this year’s Harrogate Borough Council ‘Working for your Business’ Award is recognition of those companies who have done something special to achieve business success despite the challenging economic times. The award takes into account how a business has overcome adversity to succeed, if a business has been creating jobs through the recession or helping people to work through work placements and whether or not a business has had to find innovative ways to re-brand or market the business in order to find new customers.