THE finalists of Ryedale’s second business awards have been revealed.

Anna Lupton, owner of the award-winning Carr House Farm B&B near Ampleforth and a driving force behind the awards, said: “I am delighted after coming up with the idea of the Ryedale Business Awards and the support it received last year that we are once again holding the event.

“We have so many businesses in Ryedale to be proud of, some of which go under the radar.

“The standard of entries has been very high and it was a difficult choose for the judges to select the finalists.”

This year there are eight categories, including Young Entrepreneur, Learning and Development Community Contribution, Rural Diversification, Long Standing Business (10-plus years), Best Dressed Shop Window, Food and Drink Hero and Ryedale Champion.

Sponsors include the John Cracknell Youth Enterprise Bank, Horsetown Beers, Fergus Court Funeral Services, Studford Luxury Lodges, Cuckavalda Gundogs, RV Rogers, In-Print Colour, and Alex Yoxall.

The winners will be announced over a celebratory breakfast served to the nominees and their guests at the White Swan in Ampleforth, on January 30.

All finalists will receive a free ticket to the awards ceremony. Additional tickets can be purchased at a cost of £20 by phoning 01347 868526.

This year’s event will be supporting the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

The finalists for the 2018 Ryedale Business awards are:

Young Entrepreneur:

Maid in Ryedale

No Limits Cycling

YO Bakehouse

Learning and development:

Helmsley Walled garden

Rosti Automotive

Community Contributions:

C L Dunn Ltd

Terrington Stores

White Swan

Rural Diversification

Deepdale Farm Weddings

Fabric and Flora

Rosanna Wood Designs

Long standing business:


Eden Camp

Fox Butchers

Best dressed shop window:

Dales of Malton

Mcmillans of Malton

Robert and Ruby

Food and drink hero:

Beadlam Grange Farm Shop

Hunters of Helmsley

Mcmillans of malton

Ryedale champion:

Rosti Automotives

Tate Smiths

Thomas the Baker