Andy and Kathy Swinscoe of The Courtyard Dairy, Settle, win the award!
We were delighted to once again sponsor the Dalesman Awards in 2014 and present the Entrepreneur of the Year award to very worthy winners, Andy and Kathy Swinscoe of The Courtyard Dairy, Settle.
Harry Gration MBE was named Yorkshireman of the Year (sponsored by Skipton Building Society). the long-serving presenter of Look North picked up the award in a ceremony at Utopia, Broughton Hall, on Sunday 18 May 2014.
This year’s ceremony was extra special, as it took place in Dalesman’s 75th anniversary year. The event, which was hosted by Ian McMillan, was blessed with glorious sunshine. It took a ‘Yorkshire Icons’ theme following a poll held by the magazine to find the 75 Greatest Icons of Yorkshire. Many of the top 75 were represented on the day. One of them, Dickie Bird OBE, received the Lifetime Achievement award.
Meanwhile, another icon, the Settle-Carlisle Line received the Rural Tourism Award, sponsored by Yorkshire Cottages. And Wensleydale Cheese was also honoured, with Wensleydale Creamery picking up the honour for Food and Drink, sponsored by Keelham Farm Shop. Alexander Bray was named Young Achiever of the Year, sponsored by Yorkshire Bank, for his work creating the Brass Factor contest. And the Entrepreneur of the Year Award, sponsored by Clarion, was presented to Andy and Kathy Swinscoe of The Courtyard Dairy, Settle.
For more information and to download images go to http://www.dalesman.co.uk/awards