The York Press Business Awards is all about putting the spotlight on business in and around York that are going above and beyond for their employees, exploring new ideas or taking on new challenges. This year marks the 28th year since the press awards began. Like most years there are a variety of categories, this year there are 11…
– Large Business of the Year
– Small Business of the Year
– New Business of the Year
– Retail, Tourism & Leisure Business of the Year
– Exporter of the Year
– Business Innovation of the Year
– Socially Responsible Business of the Year
– Business Personality of the Year
– Family Business of the Year
– Employer of the Year
And finally number 11, the biggest award of the night… The Press Business of the Year 2018.
Last year, we previously took home the ‘Large Business of the Year Award’ which was a fantastic achievement for us. So to try our luck the second time, we’ve applied for a different category as ‘Employer of the Year’. We are delighted to announce that they are finalists for this particular category.
Fitting nicely into this category, we have spent over £2,000 on training courses per employee to not only expand on their skill set but increase their employability within our organization and other sectors.
We’ve also introduced a car demonstration program giving employees the opportunity to test drive new cars that haven’t driven before. It also allows them to get a more personal experience with a certain car that may be available to lease, so they can pass on their information to an inquiring customer.
And we’ve also improved our working environment so that our employees feel like they have a safe and friendly place to come and work in which we think helps people work harder and achieve more. We have also just invested in a larger plot of land to move our head offices to where we can expand our working environment and our workforce.
On the big night, however, we, unfortunately, lost out to Castle Employment, who we’d like to extend our congratulations to. Nevertheless, we are still so happy to have been made finalists in this category. Our employee had a great night out! As some may say it’s not always about the winning.