THE ninth annual Pride of Malton & Norton Awards has been held to celebrate the achievements of local people and businesses.

About 200 guests attended the ceremony at York House last weekend.

The awards are designed to showcase local people and businesses that help to make the community a better place to live and work.

The full list of winners are:

l Little Star Award – Freddie Campbell;

l Customer Service – Helen Martin-Lemmon, Helen’s Nails;

l Food & Drink – Florian Poirot;

l Business Personality – Florian Poirot;

l Best New Business – ASC Performance;

l Established Business – R Yates & Son;

l Volunteer of the Year – Nick Fletcher;

l Teacher of the Year – Sam Stones;

l Bright Young Star – Jay Bradley;

l Local Hero – Kevin Cooke;

l Charity of the Year – Musical Memories;

l Outstanding Achievement Award – Ian & Lesley Appleby;

Mandy West, of organisers the Malton & Norton community events team, said: “What a fantastic evening, it was wonderful to see everyone. The marquee looked stunning, so lovely with all the fairy lights and flowers.

“We have so many inspirational people in our community, and this was their night to celebrate.

“All the finalists were winners in my eyes - it was so hard for the judging panel to pick the winners.

“Thank you to all the sponsors who support the event every year - you’re amazing, we wouldn’t be able to keep doing it every year without your help.”

With proceeds from the charity raffle and auction, the night raised £2400 for Candlelighters and Sight Support Ryedale.