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Best Stand Winners at the Yorkshire Business Market 2017 - Working Wardrobe (Left) Wild & Co Chartered Accountants (Right) Harrogate In Bloom were also Highly Commended

The Best Stand Winners were judged by Jean MacQuarrie:

Best Small Stand: Wild & Co Chartered Accountants (for the second year running!)
Highly Commended: Hotel du Vin Harrogate

Best Medium Stand: The Potting Shed
Highly Commended: No-Fli Ltd

Best Large Stand:  Virgin Trains East Coast
Highly Commended: Whitakers Chocolates

With a Special Mention for Harrogate & Ripon Centres for Voluntary Service incorporating The Local Fund Harrogate District.

#YBM18 Image Gallery

Thank you to Tim Cook (Harrogate Informer) and Maggie Hall for these photos

Tweets by @yorkshirebizmkt

Thursday, September 20th, 2018 at 10:47pm
Follow us on Linked In too - via the @YorksSociety company page here. We want to connect with all #yorkshire businesses, large and small https://t.co/zI3BeOaorY https://t.co/nMQCIPXAuV YorkshireBizMkt photo
Sunday, September 16th, 2018 at 7:08am
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Sunday, September 16th, 2018 at 7:03am
The benefits of our association with @YorksSociety are coming through...join us at this year's Yorkshire Awards. Details here https://t.co/GOMjDksEU4 https://t.co/cFmM8HFlYv YorkshireBizMkt photo
Sunday, September 16th, 2018 at 6:49am
The Yorkshire Society is a not-for-profit organisation helping Yorkshire Business succeed. Get involved here https://t.co/RjUnmmYu7t
Friday, September 7th, 2018 at 7:00am
The Yorkshire Society secures the future of Yorkshire Business Market.
https://t.co/9Q4YIWnlJ4 We're looking forward to working with @YorksSociety and making YBM 2019 even better. https://t.co/DkUg5tP4tV
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Thursday, May 24th, 2018 at 5:21am
. @UKSAYSNOMORE @abusechat Here's the link to Camilla talking on @5_News about #domesticabuse #whatcanido #uksaysnomore https://t.co/qgTwJUnnQv
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Channel 5 News @5_News
The Duchess of Cornwall has made a personal commitment to tackling domestic abuse.

In a rare interview, Camilla told @5_News why she's become so involved with the support of abuse charities, and the strong women who speak out to help others.

Watch here: https://t.co/FDw3mKP6X6 https://t.co/HvVNSJMQQO
Thursday, May 24th, 2018 at 5:02am
#whatcanido #uksaysnomore #yorkshirehour Find out how you can help your employees https://t.co/3H5VxJH89o
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Abuse Talk @AbuseChat
Q4: What more cane employers be doing to tackle domestic abuse and support those affected?

#AbuseTalk #WhatICanDo

The discussion is on until 9pm GMT so if you have just joined its ok. You can backtrack the discussion 🙂

With @UKSAYSNOMORE this evening. https://t.co/i3NTraxSQJ
Thursday, May 24th, 2018 at 5:01am
If you think #uksaysnomore isn't for businesses - please see the next tweet - it can be an awkward topic to discuss - but raising awareness is key to ending #domesticabuse #whatcanido #yorkshirehour https://t.co/HFlNWVFig4
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It's UK SAYS NO MORE Week! What are you doing to end domestic abuse and sexual violence? #WhatICanDo

Get involved: https://t.co/mIkBFviftB https://t.co/pnih3MYt0g
Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018 at 4:54am
Thank you for your kind words @HarrogateMayor - we’ll make sure he sees your comments. It was lovely to have you with us yesterday and the exhibitors appreciated your interest in their products and services. Good luck for the rest of your term of office. https://t.co/um40xldlFr
Tuesday, May 1st, 2018 at 5:37pm
Some great photos and video by Tim Cook @Harrogate_News of yesterday's Yorkshire Business Market https://t.co/wBAwgEV3Nd
Tuesday, May 1st, 2018 at 2:14am
A big THANK YOU to all the exhibitors, volunteers, visitors and @pavsharrogate staff for making #YBM18 such a great success today and by all accounts there have been some great new business relationships forged and old business relationships renewed. https://t.co/1SOBxO7srt YorkshireBizMkt photo
Tuesday, May 1st, 2018 at 12:53am
Congratulations on retaining your Best Small Stand title for the second year #ybm18 https://t.co/eWm3d9iBjK
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Wild&Co Accountants @Wild_and_Co
We did it again! We're delighted that we won the Best Small Stand prize at #YBM18 - throwing tennis balls around and wearing half sports gear and half suits clearly got our message about active accountancy across to the judges! Thanks @YorkshireBizMkt for a great day. #business https://t.co/qmeELNDLyr

Yorkshire Business Market was established to create a low cost opportunity for companies large and small to promote their businesses and learn from each other. This simple format proved a success and 13 years later the Yorkshire Business Market is as popular as ever.

The needs of businesses are always changing and Yorkshire Business Market adapts to continue to provide the right opportunities.

Our key theme for 2018 is Growing and Financing Your Business. Understanding this ever-evolving market is vital to business growth.

Download the YBM18 Visitor Guide

Printed versions will be available on the day

Here’s what people have to say about the Yorkshire Business Market

I am delighted that the YBM went so well for so many people. I thought it had a strong vibrant feel and the high number of exhibitors and participants made it a very enjoyable place to be. It remains an important part of our private sector business calendar and I was very pleased to be a part of it.

May I also pass my personal thanks to you all at YBM for your very generous hospitality at the luncheon which gave me the chance to meet so many distinguished guests. Cllr. Graham Swift

Cabinet Member, Tourism, Economic Development and Enterprise

YBM is a great annual event where local businesses can re-connect with lots of contacts on one day and under one roof – excellent! Rachel Auty

Head of Marketing, Harrogate Theatre

The Yorkshire Business Market has proven again to be an excellent event to catch up with existing business contacts and to make new connections with other Yorkshire businesses. There was a real buzz this year!

We saw plenty of faces we recognised, thanks to being members of the Harrogate District Chamber, and felt very welcome as exhibitors. We found that visitors and fellow exhibitors were keen to take part in our “guess the number of corks” game and congratulations go to Signarama’s Marc Squires for winning our jeroboam of Rioja on the day!

Director, Ake & Humphris Wine and Beer Specialists

Well organised / Good attendance – thanks again! John Gallery

Director, Great Potential

Many thanks for the excellent job done by everyone involved, once again, in running another successful Yorkshire Business Market. … All in all, another great event and many thanks for inviting me to speak. Steve Phillip

Managing Director, Linked2Success Ltd

Great event again, well done YBM! A real buzz about the place this year. Looking forward to the next one. Joy Wakeman

Area Manager, Regus

Absolutely superb event. Lots of leads and thoroughly enjoyable. Anon

Thank you for the opportunity to attend the Business Market and the VIP reception yesterday. Once again I found it really valuable to look round the exhibition and to meet and network with other guests at the reception. Karen Weaver

Chief Executive, Harrogate & Ripon Centres for Voluntary Service

A highly focussed and lively event that enables contact between local businesses to their mutual benefit. Steven Jandrell

Principal, Queen Ethelburga’s Collegiate

An important Yorkshire Business date. Kathryn McCormick

Partnership Exec, McCormicks Solicitors