Yorkshire Wagyu Company is recognised for success

The Yorkshire Wagyu Company has been celebrating after it was recognised as one of 11 promising young businesses to be shortlisted for the finals of the Local Business Accelerators (LBA). 

The programme, whose judging panel is chaired by Dragon’s Den star Deborah Meaden, is a regional press campaign designed to boost local businesses.

Joining Meaden on the judging panel were the Confederation of British Industry’s (CBI) acting director of competitive markets Tom Thackray, the Mail on Sunday’s small business editor Vicki Owen, The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) business director Stephen Ibbotson, Local Media Works chairman Craig Nayman, and News Media Association deputy chief executive Lynne Anderson.

Finalists were judged on different criteria which encompassed the originality of the business idea, finances, contribution to the local community and communication skills.

“This is a very prestigious award that has its roots in the heart of the local community and boasts a high-calibre judging panel,” said The Yorkshire Wagyu Company’s director Jonathan Shepherd. “We are very proud just to have reached the shortlist.”

Out of the 11 finalists, one will be crowned the overall winner and will benefit from business mentoring provided by Meaden, while a People’s Choice Award will be decided by a public vote, which ends on Monday 21 March. Winners will be announced on Thursday 31 March.

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