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Hear from the judging panel, view the menu and read the full shortlist

Welcome to the virtual programme for the Yorkshire Financial Awards 2024. Below you’ll find everything you need to know about the awards ceremony, from who’s hosting and what’s on the menu, to the all-important shortlist.


Host | Menu | Timings | Entertainment | Sponsors | Judges | Shortlist | Share your feedback | Meet the team


Kicking off the programme below is an introduction from Hannah Daniel, president of Yorkshire branch for the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI), who chaired the independent judging panel.

It has been an honour to chair the judging panel for this year’s Yorkshire Financial Awards. I want to offer my congratulations to all the finalists and, of course, to the winners on your accomplishments. The level of ambition and dedication to providing good outcomes for clients was evident in your entries. You really are a credit to the Yorkshire Financial Services industry, which now represents 9% of the Yorkshire economy and growing. It is fantastic to see the high quality of practitioners in the region and I am very proud to be part of it.




Our sponsors



19:00 Welcome reception

20:00 Dinner

21:45 Awards

23:00 Afterparty

01:00 Carriages



Your host

Hal Cruttenden

Hal is a stand up comedian, writer, presenter and actor known for his sharp wit and observational humour. Born in London, Cruttenden has made a name for himself in the comedy scene with his distinctive blend of intelligent commentary and hilarious anecdotes.

With a career spanning over two decades, Cruttenden has appeared on various television shows including “Live at the Apollo,” “Mock the Week,” and “The Royal Variety Performance.” He has also toured extensively, both nationally and internationally, delighting audiences with his comedic insights.

Aside from his stand-up comedy, Cruttenden is also a talented actor, having appeared in numerous television series and theatrical productions, including Eastenders.




Hipster are a Cheshire and Staffordshire based band who travel UK wide playing a unique blend of classic rock, pop and indie. Since forming in 2000 they have played at over 1000 weddings and parties, large and small. They were also the headline band at the Batman Live World Premiere after party and even played for Prince Harry on New Years Eve in 2011!



Guest feedback

Meet the Yorkshire Financial Awards team



Lily Middleton

Lily is the account executive for the Yorkshire Financial Awards, responsible for entries and ticket enquiries.




Emma Cockings

Emma is the content editor for Yorkshire Legal News and responsible for marketing for the Yorkshire Legal events portfolio.




Katie Gray

Katie is an events coordinator for the Yorkshire Financial Awards.




Harry Thomas

Harry is in charge of partnerships for the Yorkshire Financial Awards and the wider Yorkshire Legal portfolio.

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