RYEDALE Business Awards is to return for a third year following the success of last week’s event.

Anna Lupton, owner of the award-winning Carr House Farm B&B, near Ampleforth, and a driving force behind the awards, said she was delighted with the response to the event.

“I would like to thank everyone who gave their support to the event making the 2018 Ryedale Business Awards a brilliant occasion,” she said.

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

“To all the sponsors, we couldn’t have done this without them and a wonderful breakfast and venue created by the team at the White Swan in Ampleforth.

“It was a morning to remember and hopefully raised Ryedale’s profile even higher.”

Anna added: “I am delighted to announce that the 2019 Ryedale Business Awards will be hosted at The Feathers in Helmsley on Tuesday, January 15, at 9am.

“The entries will open for 2019 in the summer on a date to be announced.” The 2018 Ryedale Business Awards were held at the White Swan in Ampleforth, and attended by nominees, sponsors and local business representatives.

The winners were: Young Entrepreneur - Ben Lawson, No Limit Cycling; Learning and Development - Rosti Automotive and highly-commended - Helmsley Walled Garden; Community Contributions - White Swan, Ampleforth; Rural Diversification - Fabric and Flora, Gilda Brader of Thixendale; Long Standing Business - Claridges of Helmsley; Best Dressed Shop Window - Dales of Malton: Food and Drink Hero - Beadlam Grange Farm Shop; and Ryedale Champion - Thomas the Baker. Sponsors included 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.