First Hull Business Improvement District Awards demonstrate diversity

City centre businesses in Hull celebrated in style as they came together for the first HullBID Awards on Thursday 8 May.

HullBID City Centre Manager Kathryn Shillito hosted the awards together with Neil Hodgkinson, Editor of the Hull Daily Mail, the media partner for the event.

Neil revealed that businesses in the BID area had backed the awards passionately, with more than 250 nominations received in support of 88 different businesses.

He told the audience at Hull Truck Theatre: “We have built a strong relationship with HullBID and are firmly behind supporting your stories of success. If you succeed, so do we.”

Kathryn added: “We organised the awards to demonstrate the diversity of businesses in Hull city centre – retail, office, café bars – and to generate excitement among employers and employees within those businesses.”

Kathryn was joined on the judging panel by Hull Daily Mail Deputy Editor Jamie Macaskill, Hull Civic Society Chairman John Netherwood and Pauline Speed, the Love You 2 Appeal Manager at Dove House Hospice.

The winners:

Safe City Award, sponsored by The Prospect Centre:  Lee Gosling, Trinity Market, Hull.

Pavement Pride Award, sponsored by Mercure Hull Royal Hotel: Hull Truck Theatre.

Outstanding Employee or Team Award, sponsored by Hull Truck Theatre: Ibis Hotel, Hull.

Best Business Start-Up Award, sponsored by St Stephen’s Shopping Centre: ClearView Eyewear.

Community Spirit Award, sponsored by Princes Quay Shopping Centre: Hull Trinity House Charity.

Outstanding Business Development Award, sponsored by Bridge McFarland Solicitors: Leonardo’s Bistro Bar.

City Ambassador Award, sponsored by First TransPennine Express: Julie Buffey of Roisin Dubh and Trinity Open Market.

Service with a Smile Award, sponsored by the Hull Daily Mail: Cuckoos Café and Restaurant.

Pictures: Pictures by Kate Woolhouse / Hull Daily Mail

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First Hull Business Improvement District Awards demonstrate diversity

City centre businesses in Hull celebrated in style as they came together for the first HullBID Awards.

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