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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 2023. 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.

Kicking off the programme below is an introduction from Holly Copsey from the Insurance Institute of Leeds, who chaired the independent judging panel. Good luck to each and every finalist!

Holly Copsey, Insurance Institute of Leeds

Everyone shortlisted is a substantial and very important part of the local economy

It is with immense pride and honour that I have been asked to chair the Yorkshire Financial Awards 2023.

I’d like to take this opportunity to extend a very warm welcome to all of you attending the fifth annual awards ceremony.

This is an occasion for great joy and pride for everyone in the room tonight. This event provides us with an opportunity to not only share the achievements and success of Yorkshire’s outstanding financial services sector, but most importantly, for us to celebrate them together.

Each and every one of you should be extremely proud to have been shortlisted in these most prestigious awards. The financial services sector is the engine of the Yorkshire economy and you are the fuel which fires that engine. According to TheCityUK, a staggering 145,000 people are employed in financial and related professional services across the region, and generated £11.1 billion of local economic output in 2020. Well done you!

Quite clearly, the teams and individuals shortlisted are a substantial and very important part of the local economy, supporting customers and clients in all areas of their lives and businesses. You help to protect them against risk, secure their homes and business, save for the future, and provide them with the expert advice they need to make the big decisions in their lives.

The standard of the entries this year has been incredibly high, with submissions demonstrating innovation, inclusivity, staff wellbeing, your commitment to diversity and, crucially, the passion and desire you have to support your customers and clients during the challenging cost-of-living crisis.

It has been humbling reviewing the many entries and the whole process has left both myself and fellow judges inspired.

A huge thank you to everyone for taking the time to submit an entry, and to the judging panel for giving up their time to read each and every one.

I can honestly say, selecting an overall winner for each category has been one of the hardest things I have ever had to do!

Congratulations to all of this year’s entrants, the shortlisted finalists and the winners.

The Yorkshire Financial Awards 2023 is proud to be supporting ANDYSMANCLUB, Big Blue Ocean Cleanup, The Brain Tumour Charity, Leeds North & West Foodbank and DEC Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal.

Click on the buttons below to find out more about each cause. We will be holding a silent auction and raffle this evening, where you will be able to support these fantastic charities.

Find out everything you need to know about the night, including the venue, your host and the menu.

Eight providers are sponsoring the Yorkshire Financial Awards 2023.

An independent panel from across financial services and Yorkshire judged the 2023 awards.

We had a fantastic number of entries for the Yorkshire Financial Awards 2023. Click on the categories to see the finalists.

Share your thoughts on the awards process and ceremony.

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These awards were developed to celebrate this incredible community, and the achievements and successes of the UK’s best and brightest.

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