2013 – 11 October 2013

Event Sponsor - Lloyd Dowson


Award Winners

At the Awards Evening on Friday 11 October 2013, the Overall Business of the Year was awarded to Wold Top Brewery.

Judges comment: Overall, the standard of finalists this year was outstanding. Choosing the category winners and the Overall Business of the Year was far from easy, and the judges would like to congratulate all the finalists for making their life difficult!

The Category award winners are shown below:

Start Up Business of the Year Staal Smokehouse
Small Business of the Year SG Technical Systems Ltd
Medium/Large Business of the Year Safewood UK Ltd t/a CB Solutions
Social Enterprise of the Year HERIB
Green Business of the Year Wold Top Brewery
Retailer of the Year William's Farm Kitchen
Fisheries Business of the Year Holderness Fishing Industry Group
Tourism and Hospitality Business of the Year All Seasons
Training Business of the Year Logan Teleflex UK Ltd
Judges Award for Innovation Whitby & District Fishing Industry Training School
Business Person of the Year Clare Steele


The Drum Waiters

Dressed as waiters and helping serve dinner guests prior to the performance, at the appointed time they subtly start to reveal their true colours. Spread around the room, the first 'waiter' starts to clap a rhythm that is picked up by each of the others in turn. At first there is a degree of uncertainty amongst the guests as to what exactly is happening, but as soon as the waiters produce wine bottles, saucepans, trays and cutlery to create fascinating and impressive sounds and beats they quickly become caught up in the fun rhythmic atmosphere as the performers wind their way around the guests towards the stage area.

The show proceeds with skilfully choreographed moves, a variety of drums and percussion instruments - not to mention large water butts for an exciting Kodo piece - and some familiar rhythms - gorilla masks are donned for In The Air Tonight and hands are raised skywards for We Will Rock You. The performance ends with a powerful high speed finale on drum kit and tom toms.

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Andrew Bain

Andrew studied Dentistry at Bristol University before embarking on a singing career, first in musical theatre and then in opera. He studies in London with Jennie Caron. Opera roles include: Don Jose, Carmen (Opera up Close), The Duke of Mantua, Rigoletto (Opera Novella), Tamino, Magic Flute (Opera Brava), Edmondo, Manon Lescaut (Chelsea Opera Group), Lensky in Eugene Onegin (Candlelight Opera), Don Jose, Carmen (Pimlico Opera), Joe, La Fancuilla del West (Grange Park Opera), Ferrando , Cosi fan Tutte (Opera by Definition), Pierre, The Wandering Scholar (St John Smith Square), Eisenstein, Die Fledermaus (Alternative Opera), Triquet, Eugene Onegin (Longborough Festival), MacHeath, Beggars Opera (Cochrane Theatre), and he was a member of the ensemble at Grange Park Opera for three years.

As a musical theatre performer, roles include Tony in West Side Story (Pimlico Opera), Les Miserables (No1 UK Tour), Whistle down the Wind (No1 UK Tour) and Beauty and the Beast (Watermill Theatre). He also has written and produced his own show, LANZA, which he has performed to great acclaim at various venues, including a run at the King's Head.

Andrew has sung in concerts all over the world, notable highlights include soloist with the St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, for the King of Norway and on the main stage at Bestival. In 2008 Andrew signed a solo recording contract with SonyBMG and recorded a 'classical crossover' album.

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Press Coverage

The following articles about the 2013 Awards were published in the local press:


Photographs courtesy of:

  • Kevin Greene Photography
  • Bridlington Free Press
  • Hull & Humber Chamber of Commerce