Sunday, June 16, 2024

Hull & East Yorkshire reveals shortlist of potential winners

Hull & East Yorkshire People in Business Awards has announced its shortlist for this year’s ceremony in July, which is says is showcasing the highest-ever level of talent.

Lee Solway of Harrison Solway, who’s head of the judging panel said: “Having had the privilege of being part of the previous 2 years judging panels, the sheer number and calibre of nominations this year made the judging incredibly difficult to say the least.  it is very clear that we have some unbelievable individuals and businesses in the Hull and East Yorkshire area, from the ‘Rising Star’ category, all the way up to the Lifetime Achievement nominees.  It was a huge honour for me to be asked to lead this years judging panel.”

The awards ceremony will take place on Friday 5th July, at the Doubletree Hilton Hotel in Hull and will see businesses recognised in thirteen categories.

The 2024 PIBA Awards Shortlist:

Rising Star – sponsored by Bondholders

  • Rosie Jukes – Hudgell Solicitors
  • Rebecca Shipley – Emmerson Kitney
  • Anna Bisby – James Legal
  • Rosie Andrew – Swift Group

Above and Beyond – sponsored by MS3

  • Jack Moore – HEY Mind
  • Claire Clappison – Innovations In Care
  • Paul Bird – KWL
  • Lindsey Openshaw – Williams Den

Apprentice of the Year – sponsored by Urbanwave

  • Erin Symons – Beal Developments
  • Tommy Predergast – KWL
  • Jessica Brooks – Rubicon Technical

First Class Service – sponsored by Lexus Hull

  • Zara Holland – Mimi Boutiques
  • Green & Green Mortgage Protection
  • Hull Truck Theatre
  • Smart Temporary Solutions

Customer Hero of the Year – sponsored by Hull Fibre

  • Diane Lumb – Heron Foods
  • Daisy Lawford – MS3
  • Samuel Mcfadyen – Hudgell Solicitors

Start-up Entrepreneur – sponsored by Hull City Council

  • Jason Nichols – Stretch Pizza
  • Jordon Sandland – Cosmesure

Entrepreneur of the Year

  • Victoria Bratten – Childrens Physiotherapy
  • Sue Fellows – Innovations In Care
  • Gareth Allen – Herd

Inspiring Contribution – sponsored by Airco

  • Nicky West – New Options Ltd
  • Run With It Education Centre
  • Rachel Di Clemente – Hudgell Solicitors

Innovator – sponsored by The Edge Hub

  • Joshua Barnfather – Dock Robotics
  • Louis Deane – VISR

Team Impact

  • Global Student Team – Hull University
  • Marketing Team – Hudgell Solicitors
  • Freedom Festival Arts Trust


  • Rachel Middleton – Heron Foods
  • Sarah Smith – Princes Quay
  • Jack Dennett – Doubletree by Hilton, Hull


  • Vicki Miller – MS3
  • Paul Matson – Hull 4 Heroes
  • James Halls – Open Source Healing Initiative

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