JB Springs win ‘Best Engineering/Manufacturing Business’ at glittering Skipton Business Awards ceremony

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JB Springs is delighted to announce that we were named ‘Best Engineering/Manufacturing Business’ at the Skipton Business Awards last week.

The glittering award ceremony at The Rendezvous Hotel on Thursday 23rd March was a complete sell out, with the room packed to capacity as business owners, family and friends gathered to celebrate some of Skipton’s best businesses.

Organised by Skipton Chamber of Trade & Commerce, and in their second year, the awards initiative brings together companies large and small to showcase the engaging businesses helping the local economy to thrive. Not limited to Chamber members, entry was open to any business with a Skipton BD23 postcode.

The beautifully dressed Malham Suite saw more than 230 members of the business community seated for the show, with the atmosphere a mix of excitement, hope and geniality.

Accepting the award for JB Springs were Gitana De Meulder and David Whitfield, who said: “It was a great event celebrating the variety of businesses in Skipton. We were delighted to win the best manufacturer / engineering award.”

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  • Gitana and David collect JB Springs' Award

(Images by Stephen Garnett Photography / Skipton Business Awards)

Chamber Coordinator, Wendy Lawson spoke on the night of how much the business community contribute to Skipton being repeatedly regarded as one of the ‘happiest’ places to live.  She said, “Skipton is unique – it is a ‘salt of the earth’, no nonsense Town and district with a massive heart and a business fraternity providing so much support to one another.”

The judging panel for the awards was made up  of impartial business experts; Alison Davies, Head of Digital, Skipton Building Society, Helen Clarke, Area Business Manager for Leeds and Area, Barclays Bank plc, Wendy Bateson, Estate Administrator, Broughton Hall Estate, Geraldine Thompson, BID Manager & Director, Skipton BID and Matt Cornish, AKA PR.

Bizzie Lizzie’s was named Overall Winner, having earlier picked up the Food & Drink Award.

Details of the winners in each category were as follows:

Best Accommodation Award Sponsored by The Rendezvous Hotel

Winner: Grassington House


The Black Horse Hotel, Grassington

Dalesgate Lodge B&B

Best Apprentice/Trainee Award Sponsored by Spear Travels Ltd

Winner: Luke Baldwin (Hartley’s)


Ruby Prince (Coffee Care)

Holly Broadbent (Kingsway Veterinary Group)

Best Business to Business (B2B) Supplier/Wholesaler Award Sponsored by Bluefin Insurance Services

Winner: Coffee Care


Class One Fresh Produce

Crossgates Health, Hair & Beauty

Best Customer Service Award Sponsored by Bizzie Lizzie’s

Winner: The Coniston Hotel Country Estate & Spa


Kingsway Veterinary Group

Mewies Solicitors

Best Fitness Health & Beauty Business Award Sponsored by Aspire Magazine

Winner: Crossgates Health, Hair & Beauty


Sitting Pretty

Skipton Slimming World

Best Food & Drink Award Sponsored by Barclays Bank PLC

Winner: Bizzie Lizzie’s


Coffee Care

Grassington House

Best Leisure & Tourism Award Sponsored by The Mill Shop, Skipton

Winner: Thornton Hall Country Park


Craven Country Ride


Best Manufacturing/Engineering Business Award Sponsored by Windle & Bowker

Winner: JB Springs



Principle Healthcare

Best Market Stall Award Sponsored by Skipton Market

Winner:  Traditional Yorkshire Biscuits


Feather’s Funky Eggs


Best New Business Award Sponsored by High Corn Mill

Winner: Kibble Bakery



Essential Self

Best Professional/Financial Services Business Award Sponsored by The Shepherd Partnership Limited

Winner: Walker Foster


Mewies Solicitors

The Pentelow Practice

Best Retailer Sponsored by Tyro Training

Winner: Spear Travels


Fleur Lingerie

The Present Planners Toy Shop

Overall Best Skipton Business Award Winner Sponsored by Headline Sponsor Skipton Building Society

Winner: Bizzie Lizzie’s

More images available here: https://flic.kr/s/aHskv4f8iR