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Famous astronaut and author, Tim Peake has been announced as the key-note speaker for the 2022 Yorkshires. Business Awards. 

The shortlist has recently been announced for The Yorkshires. Business Awards 2022.

The first of the annual event will be held by Yorkshire Children’s Charity to celebrate the best of the region’s start-ups, entrepreneurs, legendary leaders and giants of industry.

The awards will be held on Friday 9th December at the Queens Hotel in Leeds.

The charity have revealed that legendary astronaut and author, Tim Peake, will be making a celebrity appearance as key-note speaker for the event. 

Not only will he be reflecting on his incredible career, he will also be delivering a workshop to pupils from St Peter’s CofE Primary School in Leeds city centre ahead of the highly anticipated awards.

Composed of four main categories, The Yorkshires. Business Awards will award; Large Corporate of the Year, Mid-Market Corporate of the Year, Business Leader of the Year and Board of the Year.

Shortlisted Yorkshire companies in the running include Betty’s, BJSS, Team 17, MKM, BigChange, Astonish Cleaning Products and Aire Logic.

As well as this, the winner of the Yorkshires. Young Entrepreneur Challenge will be announced, which has seen school pupils from some of the most economically challenged areas in Leeds, work in teams to present a business idea and turn £500 seed money into as much profit as possible. 

The money raised from this challenge will be used to purchase specialise equipment for young people living with disabilities.

Charlotte Farrington, CEO at Yorkshire Children’s Charity said: “We are delighted to be holding the first of our annual The Yorkshires. Business Awards and are especially looking forward to hearing the key-note speech from Tim Peake, which I am sure will be an incredibly inspiring listen.

“This event will allow us to celebrate the success of both the region’s leading business minds, alongside the school children who have worked so hard to raise funds for children with disabilities across Yorkshire. Raising money to support these children is always at the forefront of any event we plan, and we never lose sight of the responsibility we are entrusted with – to raise significant funds for the children and young people who depend on us”.

To find out more and to book your ticket, take a look at The Yorkshires. Business Awards website.