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Awards success for Skipton business

Awards success for Skipton business

Published by May Norman at 9:42am 16th July 2019.

Skipton family business wins silver at Wembley

  • Whitakers Chocolates has won a Silver award at The National Family Business Awards 2019.
  • The firm scooped the accolade in the Food & Drink category.
  • There were over 100 finalists at the ceremony in London on Saturday (13 July).

Skipton business, Whitakers Chocolates, scooped the prestigious Silver award at The National Family Business Awards 2019 which took place at Wembley Stadium on Saturday (13 July).

Over 100 finalists from all four corners of the UK and Ireland went head to head across 10 categories, all judged by an independent panel.

The Skipton Chocolatier, whom celebrates a whopping 130 years in business, took to the stage with pride after being announced as the Silver award winner within the Food & Drink category.  

William Whitaker, managing director of Whitakers Chocolates, commented:

“I am thrilled and so proud of what we have achieved, receiving the silver award within the Food & Drink category is a fantastic achievement for us. We run a business built on family values of trust, integrity and loyalty, so there couldn’t be a better accolade for us to share with our team. Congratulations to all the other winners too, it was a great occasion to celebrate and honour family businesses in the UK & Ireland!”

Skipton certainly made its mark at Wembley with another local business, Yockenthwaite Farm, receiving the Bronze award within the same category.



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