THE people and businesses who help make Malton and Norton a great place to live and work were recognised at an awards ceremony at the weekend.

Now in its eighth year, the annual Pride of Malton & Norton Awards was held on Saturday, at the Talbot Hotel’s York House marquee.

Voted for by businesses and residents in the area, the Pride of Malton & Norton Awards showcase local people and businesses that help to make the community a better place to live and work.

The full list of winners and sponsors are:

l Volunteer of the Year sponsored by AXA – Elizabeth Parlett Rhodes;

l Business Personality of the Year sponsored by Crombie Wilkinson – Jim McMillan;

l Food & Drink sponsored by Tate Smith Ltd – YO Bakehouse;

l Teacher of the Year sponsored by Crow Recruitment – Laura Ventress;

l Customer Service Award sponsored by Boyes – No.1 Health & Beauty;

l Best Established Business sponsored by Fitzwilliam Estate – B Leefe & Sons;

l Local Hero sponsored by Malton Coachworks – Anne Pegg;

l Bright Young Star sponsored by McClarrons – Luke Woods de Lacy

l Charity of the Year sponsored by Malton & Norton Community Events – The Perm Cup;

l Outstanding Achievement Award sponsored by The Talbot Hotel – Malton in Bloom.

David Macdonald, general manager of the Talbot Hotel, said: “The Talbot Hotel’s location in the heart of Malton is one of our most unique qualities which sets us apart from other luxury hotels; therefore we were delighted to sponsor and host the awards.

“The town’s residents and all the businesses within it have a combined goal of making Malton and Norton somewhere very special to live, work and visit, and these awards recognise their dedication.

“We would like to extend our congratulations to all of this year’s winners.”

Mandy West, from the Malton & Norton community events team, said: “The Pride of Malton & Norton Awards is now in its eight year.

“2017 saw a record number of nominations, submitted from a variety of sources, including individuals, businesses, and volunteers, which shows the level of community spirit in the town.

“While there was an overall winner for each category, every single person who was nominated, or made a nomination should feel proud to be part of such a wonderful community.”