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Otley Business Award Sponsors for 2019

Best Newcomer Award Sponsor
Best Food & Drink Award Sponsor
Best Retail Award Sponsor
Best Small Business Award Sponsor
Best Cafe Award Sponsor
Good Service Award Sponsor
Community Award Sponsor
Best Large Business Award Sponsor
Best Service Sector Sponsor
Best Apprentice/Trainee Award Sponsor
Best Employer Award Sponsor
Lifetime Achievemnet Award Sponsor

Welcome to the Otley Business Awards 2019!

Otley Chamber Business AwardsThe Awards showcase the best of YOU, our Otley businesses, as voted by YOUR customers and clients. Organised by Otley Chamber of Trade, the Otley Business Awards 2019 is in it's 5th year and continues to go from strength to strength. Without the support of our kind Sponsors this event would not be possible.

The official Awards Ceremony will take place on Friday 22nd March 2019 in the new venue of the Otley Parish Church, as the event is so successful we have now outgrown our previous home of the Courthouse! As the excitement builds, spaces for the 2019 Awards are sure to be snapped up quickly. To avoid disappointment it would be advisable to pop an entry in your diary for Friday 22nd March 2019 and keep an eye out for invitations and event registration.

The evening will begin with live music and complimentary food & drink, before we introduce our special guest motivational speaker, Peter Dodd Commercial Director at Welcome to Yorkshire, and then move onto the official award announcements.

Peter Dodd

Peter joined Welcome to Yorkshire, the official destination marketing organisation for Yorkshire, as International Sales and Marketing Director in January 2009 and now holds the position of Commercial Director.

He has also been pivotal in creating and delivering the Tour de Yorkshire cycling event which has seen some of the world's best riders race through our small market town. Peter leads Welcome to Yorkshire's marketing activities, which include key digital platforms across web and social media, and has a proven track record for networking worldwide and the ability to interact and influence at the highest levels. He is highly regarded in the tourism industry as a key figure who can deliver results.

We are therefore absolutely delighted that he has agreed to join us and share some of his motivational Yorkshire success stories.

To download a nomination form please click here.

To complete the online Nomination Form please click here.

We are again delighted to have the support of some great local businesses who have agreed to sponsor next year's event. Our main sponsors can be found below whereas our category sponsors can be found to the left of the page.

Otley Chamber
Otley Bid
Otley Town Council
Stray FM

What happens if I run out of Nomination Forms?
If you require further copies of the Nomination Forms, these can be collected in person from the Otley Core in Orchard Gate (open Monday to Friday) or downloaded/completed here.

How do I make sure I’m nominated in the correct category?
Help your customers by suggesting to them which category you would like to be nominated in. An explanation of all the categories can be found on the Nomination Form here.

When are nominations open?
Nominations open WEDNESDAY 21ST NOVEMBER and will close on FRIDAY 18TH JANUARY 2019.

Marketing
This is a great opportunity to promote your business by spreading the word about this fabulous annual celebration of the Otley business community. As a result of promoting the event, you can help your customers by advising them how they can nominate you and where to find the Nomination Forms.

Stray FM will be promoting the Awards throughout the Nomination period. They will also be covering the Awards Ceremony next March, as will our local press supporter, the Wharfedale Observer. Otley Chamber of Trade will be promoting the event over the next 5 months. 

So please get involved and let’s spread the word about how friendly, supportive & fantastic Otley businesses are. You can:

• LIKE Otley Chamber of Trade’s Facebook page @otleychamber and SHARE our posts
• FOLLOW Otley Chamber of Trade’s Twitter page @OtleyChamber and RETWEET our posts
• REMEMBER to use the hashtag #OBA19 on your social media so that we can find your posts and
share them.

How are the winners decided?
Once the nomination period has closed your business will be visited or called on by a mystery shopper.
They will assess your business and service against a range of criteria, along with the comments your customers write when nominating you.

Depending on the nature of your business a range of factors such as websites and online reviews will be
assessed too. So that the number of nominations collected does not have any influence on the overall
outcome, you could still win if you only receive one completed Nomination Form!

Need help?
As an Otley business we’d love you get involved and hope this has explained the process, although if
you would like to know more please email admin@otleychamber.co.uk.