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Grand Awards Ceremony: Friday 23rd February 2024 at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel After Party to follow in The Lexington Rooftop Bar.

The HullBID Awards are back for their 10th year, and are bigger and better than ever. Last year, 330 people attended the event, which is going from strength to strength. The grand awards ceremony at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel will recognise and reward city centre businesses for their ongoing resilience, innovation and creativity in making Hull city centre a thriving place to live, work and visit.

Join us for the after-party in The Lexington rooftop bar after the event. We hope to see you there! Shortlisted entries will be notified on Wednesday 24th/Thursday 25th January 2024 and will receive four complimentary tickets to the Grand Awards Ceremony, enjoying a three course meal with wine. Extra tickets can be purchased at a discounted price of £44 + VAT.

THE FINALISTS

INNOVATION AWARD - SPONSORED BY
BRIDGE MCFARLAND

Rubicon Bridge Limited
Established May 2023, Rubicon Bridge Limited has developed an easy, self serve solution to allow international companies to begin selling food and food supplements into new EU markets with their game-changing software.

Kicks Bar and Grill
The innovative marketing of Kicks Bar and Grill has escalated their brand. They became a viral sensation with their Bottomless Crisp Party, driving 4 million visits to their website and selling over 4000 tickets to 15 sold out events.

Princes Quay Event Space
Princes Quay has innovatively transformed 8000 sq feet of space into a multi-purpose events facility which has hosted Graduation, Comic Con and more, and has widened the availability of large – scale venues in the city.  

OUTSTANDING EMPLOYEE OR TEAM AWARD - SPONSORED BY AA GLOBAL

Hannah Hartley, Smart Temporary Solutions
Hannah’s career path is on track to elevate her from finance assistant to potential finance director, and exemplifies Smart Temps’ commitment to nurturing talent. Acquiring new skills and support, Hannah has a model attitude towards work.

Superbowl UK
With a super-strong team ethic, Superbowl UK pride themselves on helping each other out in difficult times with internal progression encouraged.

Mike Glover, St Stephen’s
Mike Glover of St Stephen’s provides a key recycling function and has been known to single-handedly recycle 5 tonnes of cardboard in one month, but it is his commitment to helping others whether that be colleagues or charities, that struck a chord.

CUSTOMER SERVICE EXCELLENCE AWARD - SPONSORED BY CLEARANSWER

Pepperells Solicitors
Pepperells Solicitors is ranked 7th out of a staggering 11,684 solicitors in the UK on ‘Review Solicitors’ which is attributed to their culture of providing empathetic and communicative legal solutions.

Hull Museums and Gallery
The front of house teams across 6 city centre museums and art gallery go above and beyond to ensure every visit is welcoming, accessible, safe and inspiring.

Blacks
Blacks pride themselves on delivering knowledgeable and pleasant customer service, and across hundreds of verified reviews on Trust Pilot they currently hold a score of 4.9 out of 5.

COMMITMENT TO HEALTH & WELLBEING AWARD - SPONSORED BY BRYCE MENNELL

360 Chartered Accountants
360 Chartered Accountants has introduced numerous initiatives to support mental health and wellbeing including virtual events, team challenges, mental health first-aiders and more.

Sadofskys Chartered Accountants
Sadofskys goes beyond the traditional realm of employee support by implementing an Employee Assistance Programme to address both professional and personal challenges that impact on employees lives.

Rollits LLP
Rollits LLP facilitates early intervention for those suffering from stress and other ailments, enlisting trained experts to provide tailored support. Amongst other endeavours, their support of Andy’s Man Club makes them a worthy contender.

BEST PLACE TO WORK - SPONSORED BY ST STEPHEN'S

DoubleTree by Hilton
The DoubleTree by Hilton puts training and development at the heart of the hotel, and continually strives for opportunities to support their team which is reflected in business objectives being met and often exceeded.

Hinks Insurance
Hinks Insurance knows a business is only as good as its staff, and they are constantly seeking ways to improve the day to day workplace. They have an excellent training proposition and staff can develop at their own pace.

Spencer Group
The culture of Spencer Group is one of openness and inclusivity where anyone with the talent to succeed can progress. With over 400 staff predominantly in Hull, they are hugely supportive of skills improvement.

WELCOMING PREMISES AWARD -
SPONSORED BY HULL CITY COUNCIL

Lili + Mila’s Empawrium
Lili + Mila’s Empawrium brings strong kerb appeal with its rich Oxford blue colour scheme and offers everything for the pampered pooch, from a doggy bakery to a charpoocherie natural treats section.

19 Point 4
Described as a ‘carefully curated place of wonder’, 19 Point 4’s amazingly creative and super stylish windows displays are a pleasure for the eye and contributes to the warmest of welcomes.

Artisan Flowers
Paragon Arcade provides a complimentary backdrop to Artisan Flowers who have striven to create aesthetically pleasing displays both inside and outside of their premises.

LONGEVITY AWARD - SPONSORED BY ALLENBY COMMERCIAL

B Cooke & Son Limited
B Cooke & Son was established in 1864 as a clockmaker and optician, and has been operating from various locations including Scale Lane and Whitefriargate, supplying clocks and nautical charts.

Bob Carver’s
Bob Carver’s was established in 1888 in Trinity Market and has spanned generations of the same family. Bob, the current head of the family firm recalls trips to the docks with his father at 4 years old, arming him with the necessary skills.

Rollits LLP
Since 1841 Rollits LLP has stood as a pillar of legal expertise and community engagement in Hull. The firm has witnessed and navigated the tides of history, all while remaining a cornerstone of the city’s legal landscape.

CONTRIBUTION TO THE COMMUNITY AWARD - SPONSORED BY OFFICE OF THE POLICE AND CRIME COMMISSIONER FOR HUMBERSIDE

Good Things Market
A collective of business owners on Humber Street created the Good Things Market, earning a solid reputation as an independent business mecca for small businesses and bringing in hundreds of people to the city centre.

Central Library, Big Malarkey Festival
The Central Library team have done a brilliant job of rebuilding the Big Malarkey Festival since lockdown. They work with local suppliers and artists to produce an amazing, fun and inspiring event for families with a focus on reading to stimulate the imagination.

Hull Freedom Quarter
When four bars on Savile Street collectively created Hull Freedom Quarter, their aim was that the street stood as a proud beacon of inclusivity and entertainment for the LGBT+ community.

THE BEST IN FOOD & DRINK - SPONSORED BY HULL TRAINS

Stretch Pizza
Stretch Pizza sticks to traditional Neapolitan roots with its sour dough and sauce recipe. A positive two page review from a Yorkshire Post food critic further boosted their reputation for excellence.

Milchig
Nestling in the heart of Paragon Arcade, Milchig delivers beautiful bakes, brunch food and coffee elevated above the everyday experience.

Koffee Lab
As the exclusive stockist of Dark Woods specialist barista coffee beans in the Humberside region, Koffee Lab sets a remarkable precedent in taste, paired with a flavourful food menu for every palate.

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION AWARD - SPONSORED BY PRESTIGE RECRUITMENT

Ferens Art Gallery
For over 100 years, Ferens Art Gallery has put Hull firmly on the map regionally and nationally bringing world class culture to the city, but staying true to its founder Thomas Ferens’ vision of improving residents quality of life with free access to amazing art and exhibits.

Hull College
Hull College has impressively turned its fortunes around with a clear focus on creating careers, not courses, and guiding students to achieve their full potential.

The Deep
The Deep has proudly remained a financially independent charity for over 20 years and has created a deeper understanding and enjoyment of the world’s oceans for millions of visitors, whilst inspiring positive change for their survival.

JUDGES' SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD - SPONSORED BY EAST YORKSHIRE BUSES

A HullBID member business or organisation selected by the panel, irrespective of whether they have entered the awards, for their work to enhance the status of Hull city centre.

Category Sponsors

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HULLBID AWARDS 2023 GALLERY