Welcome from the chair
Managing director of corporate communications at TheCityUK
The Yorkshire Financial Awards has very quickly become the benchmark for outstanding financial services across the county. It doesn’t just celebrate the firms that excel, but also the teams and individuals in them who work tirelessly to serve their customers and clients.
Against the backdrop of COVID and the significant challenges and uncertainty that has bought to businesses, communities and people across Yorkshire, the stories shared by the entrants to this year’s awards have been both inspirational and heart-warming. They not only demonstrated a real grit and determination to succeed through adversity, but also a commitment and passion to doing everything possible to serve and support customers through difficult times.
The pandemic has been a crucial moment for the sector to demonstrate exactly what it is there to do: support people in their daily lives, help them to protect against risk, secure their homes and business, save for the future and provide expert advice. It is clear that the 68,000 people employed in financial services across Yorkshire and the Humber have certainly played their part.
It was an absolute pleasure to review and assess the many excellent entries to the 2022 Yorkshire Financial Awards. I would like to thank everyone who submitted an entry and my fellow judges who took the time to carefully consider each and every one. Selecting a winner from every category was no mean feat.
A huge congratulations goes to all of this year’s entrants, the shortlisted finalists and the winners. You should all be incredibly proud of what you have achieved. I hope you enjoy being together in person and celebrating this evening.