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Richmond's Business Excellence Awards

Now Closed for Entries

Now Closed for Entries

We are proud to work with the Company of Mercers, Grocers and Haberdashers of Richmond (Yorkshire) and Richmondshire District Council to bring a new business awards opportunity for all businesses in Richmond and the surrounding area. We shall introduce the best of local businesses at the 2020 original Richmond Business and Tourism Association new Business Awards evening, which will be held at the Kings Head Hotel in March.

Jamie Edgar, Clerk to the Company, "the Company is delighted to be involved in the inaugural Business Excellence Awards 2020 promoting business, tourism and their employees in Richmondshire. The earliest recorded minutes of the Mercers, Grocers and Haberdashers in 1580, indicate a strong trade association, established to promote, train and assist its members. Whilst the exact nature and purpose of the company has evolved over the years, these strong values are as relevant today as they were 440 years ago. This underlines that whilst time moves on, good value and exemplary service will always ensure successful businesses will continue to thrive."

Councillor Angie Dale, Leader of Richmondshire District Council, said "Richmond has a wealth of great businesses and great people working for them, so we welcome these awards schemes to highlight their work. We look forward to being part of the celebrations to mark the best the town has to offer."

Shine a light on your business through these new awards.

The Awards

The awards are open to all businesses in Richmond or within a 7-mile radius.

Any size, any type of business as well as start-ups.

You do not need to be a member of ORBTA or any other organisation.

There are 15 awards this year, plus an overall winner who will be presented with the prestigious David Doorbar Award for Excellence.

Why not give it a go?

This is a great opportunity to revisit your business and look at its strengths and how these can be further developed. Winning will give a real boost for you, your employees and your business.

This is an opportunity for all to take part in encouraging business in Richmond and to put forward for this annual award the business showing the highest level of customer care, innovation & excellence.

The Awards Evening

We shall be holding the Awards evening on Wednesday 25th March in the Kings Head Hotel.

Our judges will shortlist three nominees per category who will be invited to the Award Ceremony together with one guest.

Additional tickets may be purchased at a cost of £10 per place.


Compere – James Wilson well known local radio broadcaster

  • 7.00pm - Arrival & Canape and Drinks Reception
  • 7:30pm - Welcome & Introduction
  • 7:45pm - Business Awards
  • 8.30pm - Interval
  • 9.00pm - Business Awards

Entering for the Original Richmond Business and Tourism Association Business Excellence Awards 2020

Key Dates:

  • Wednesday 15th January - Awards open
  • Wednesday 26th February - Closing date for awards entries at midnight
  • Thursday 27th February – Wed 4th March - Awards shortlisting takes place
  • Friday 6th March - Shortlist announced
  • Monday 9th March – Wed 18th March - Visits by judges to selected shortlisted businesses
  • Wednesday 25th March - Awards Evening at The Kings Head Hotel, Market Place, Richmond

How to Enter... | Category List... | David Doorbar Award... | Rules for Entrants... | Judging Panel...