Celebrating Business Excellence: The Harrogate Business Excellence Awards


After what has been a challenging and arduous two years for all businesses, the recent Harrogate Business Excellence Awards was an extra special commemoration of local success. At Impression Recruitment, we were honoured to have sponsored at the event, presenting Picture News with the Best SME Company award.


The Harrogate Business Excellence Awards saw 14 worthy-winners crowned at the much-loved event, providing us with a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the most successful organisations in the area.

The Awards


The Harrogate Business Excellence Awards, now in its 17th year, flies the flag for the thriving local business community and we could not have been prouder to be involved. In an evening full of laughs and glittering success, we each enjoyed the night’s awards accompanied by a three-course meal.


The awards were open to businesses in every sector trading anywhere within the circulation areas of the Harrogate Advertiser. This area covers the whole of the Harrogate District, including Knaresborough, Boroughbridge, Ripon, Masham, Nidderdale and the Washburn Valley – as well as Wetherby and Tadcaster.


With a huge reach across the Harrogate District, we were thrilled to be surrounded by a varied selection of industry experts, including our host for the evening, Duncan Wood.


Best SME Company


When it came to sponsoring and presenting an award, we were honoured to step forward with the Best SME Company award. Recognising business growth, successful start-ups and outstanding small to medium sized businesses is something that we hold close to our hearts at Impression, and with that, we were beaming with pride to present the award to Picture News.


Our company director, Oliver Berry, presented the award to the fantastic team at Picture News, who also walked away with the Overall Business of the Year award.


Picture News provide their advocate schools with resources that are specially designed to create engaging and exciting lessons – igniting a passion for learning within our younger generation.


With a company driven by positive teaching, we could not have been prouder to present them with the Best SME Company award.

A Huge Thank You


The team at Impression wish to send a huge congratulations to all those shortlisted that attended the Harrogate Business Excellence Awards for their wonderful presence and participation. As sponsors at the event, we also want to thank the organisers of the event for providing us with a fantastic opportunity to celebrate local businesses.


As the 2023 hunt for the district’s best businesses begins, we’re excited to see how this year’s winners evolve over the next year.