Calderdale businesses celebrating following White Rose Awards

Yorkshire Pub of the Year - Shibden Mill Inn , award winner Simon Heaton (with Award) presented by Mandy Southall from The Yorkshire Beer & Pub Assoc.
Yorkshire Pub of the Year - Shibden Mill Inn , award winner Simon Heaton (with Award) presented by Mandy Southall from The Yorkshire Beer & Pub Assoc.

Calderdale businesses have been crowned the best in Yorkshire in their respective fields at the annual White Rose Awards in Leeds.

Lottie Shaw’s Bakery in Elland scooped the Taste of Yorkshire Award while the Shibden Miil Inn were crowned the best Yorkshire pub.

Lottie Shaws Bakery - Taste of Yorkshire:  Jeremy Clifford of Yorkshire Post presents the award to Charlotte & Ian Shaw from Lotties Bakery.

Lottie Shaws Bakery - Taste of Yorkshire: Jeremy Clifford of Yorkshire Post presents the award to Charlotte & Ian Shaw from Lotties Bakery.

Sir Gary Verity, chief executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, said: “We are proud to have been supported by such a mix of Yorkshire heroes as well as having one of the world’s biggest pop icons on stage with us.

“A very special thank you must go to all our winners for their achievement and their hard work. Winning a White Rose Award is a prestigious seal of approval, which helps show customers the high standards that each winner displays every day.”

The awards, run by official tourism agency Welcome to Yorkshire, are the biggest tourism awards in the UK and have been recognising tourism stars for more than 25 years.

Chair of the independent panel of judges, Professor Colin Mellors, added: “Each year the task of selecting winners, and those we wish to commend, gets tougher.  The sheer range of what is on offer is remarkable and the quality of hospitality truly outstanding. 

“All those shortlisted can feel huge pride in making it this far.  Their work is at the heart of our leading tourism sector and underpins the broader visitor economy that is so important to Yorkshire.  The White Rose Awards are an important way to celebrate and acknowledge their many achievements.”

Popstar Gary Barlow, one of the men behind a musical remake of the famed Calendar Girls story, was also made an “honorary Yorkshireman” at the awards.

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