We’ve reached the end of our amazing YorkMix Hero Awards finalists. So last – but definitely not least – meet the shortlist for the Business Hero Award.
We wanted to hear nominations for businesses who have gone above and beyond over the past 18 months.
But we still need your help! Head over to the YorkMix Hero Awards page to vote in our People’s Choice Award – which shortlisted organisation do you think deserves to be recognised?
Keep reading to meet our fantastic finalists…
The Business Hero Award is sponsored by Yorwaste.
The Hero Awards ceremony will take place at the Principal York on Friday 8 October.
With thanks to our awards supporters!
Meet the finalists…
First York is the largest bus operator in York and transports around 50,000 people across York every day.
In April this year, First York launched the ‘York Restart Fund’ – which aimed to help local businesses get back on their feet after losing money through being closed during the pandemic.
The fund awarded £1,000 to 15 successful applicants, and £5,000 was shared between the top three businesses – as voted by the public.
One person who nominated First York said, “Throughout lockdown First York have been a fantastic business to their staff, customers and other businesses in York.”
Indigo Greens are a local estate agents in the heart of York.
They have recently taken on apprentices to introduce young people into the industry and create jobs and opportunities.
The team are also often seen on their lunch breaks out litter picking around the local areas to help keep the streets clean.
Someone who nominated them said, “They put absolutely everything into all they do.
York Mumbler was set up by local parent Emily Pickard in 2015.
Originally a Facebook community, York Mumbler is now a website and online community intended to make life easier for parents in York – from pregnancy through to teenhood.
York Mumbler hosts a variety of content such as promoting weekly groups and classes, local events, days out in and around York, child-friendly cafes and much more.
During the pandemic, new blog posts were created to help support families in York and to share virtual classes, food delivery services, official information and promoting local businesses.
One person who nominated York Mumbler said, “Emily and the team sprung into action during a time of uncertainty to respond to the many scared and confused parents across the city.
“Emily shared her own pressures, worries and experiences to help parents in York feel less alone and hopeless during those uncertain times.”
Congratulations to all of our finalists!
The winner of the Business Hero Award will be revealed in our Hero Awards ceremony at the Principal York on 8th October.
A big thank you to all our awards sponsors.