2016 – 14 October 2016

Event Sponsor - Lloyd Dowson

Award Winners

At the Awards Evening on Friday 14 October 2016, the Overall Business of the Year was awarded to The Stables at Cross Butts.

Category Winner

Lifetime Achievement Award

Julian Wild

Start Up Business of the Year

Infiniti Scaffolding

Small Business of the Year

KITS (Hull)

Medium/Large Business of the Year


Social Enterprise of the Year

John Cracknell Youth Enterprise Bank

Tourism & Hospitality Business of the Year

The Stables at Cross Butts

Training Business of the Year

AB Graphics International

Retail Business of the Year

Amelia's Chocolates

Green Business of the Year

Wolds Village

Young Business Person of the Year

Tom Arran

Business Person of the Year

Kerry Hope

Judges' Innovation Award




Steve Caprice

Steve Caprice is an award winning Elvis Tribute Artist based in East Yorkshire, Steve travels the world entertaining at private parties, corporate events, weddings, cruise ships, festivals and large-scale concerts.

He has appeared in many TV shows as Elvis including Gavin and Stacey. One of the highlights of his Elvis career was to be asked to perform his full Vegas tribute show in York Minster in front of an audience of fifteen hundred people.

This is a very special tribute to Elvis Presley, covering Elvis in his famous concert years. Steve is a seasoned and highly polished performer. His look, moves and voice simply ooze the presence of Elvis Presley. A Show Not To Be Missed !

The Passionettes

passionettes2After meeting on their drama degree course, Dionne Moss and Louise Hartley formed The Passionettes and began touring venues around the UK.

A chance encounter at a club lead to them being recruited as backing vocalists for a one off Elvis concert with Liverpool Legends, The Merseybeats, and this was the start of them becoming one of the UK's most sought after Elvis tribute backing singers, singing in theatres and venues across the UK and abroad.

They have worked with many of the best tribute acts over the years and have performed with Elvis Presley's own guitarist James Burton, provided backing vocals for touring theatre production Rock n Roll Paradise, recorded backing vocals for 60s Rock n Roll star Vince Eager, performed with Brian Nash from Frankie Goes to Hollywood, worked with original Heavy Rock band, Elias T Hoth and most recently they were asked by Suzi Quatro to perform backing vocals on her BBC2 radio adaptation of her Autobiography Unzipped and join her on her final tour of Australia. Additionally, they have their own successful live ABBA tribute show which is set to tour venues in 2016 and 2017.

Emmie Beckitt

EmmieBeckittSixteen year old Emmie Beckitt is Bridlington's very own classical Soprano singer. At the young age of just 13 years old Emmie won first place in "Yorkshire Coast Got Talent". At the age of 14, Emmie successfully gained a place to support the Mezzo Soprano Katherine Jenkins. She also recently sang at a Tim Rice concert "The Hymn" composed by Sir Tim Rice himself and, at the age of 15, had a classical single out in collaboration with the classical pianist, composer and TV presenter, Rick Wakeman. Both Emmie and Rick are patrons of the charity Kids n Cancer and all the profits from the sale was donated to the organisation.

Emmie said...my future is hypothetical, I am only 16 and at the moment I want to make my education my priority. Emmie is currently in her first year studying her A level, Maths, Chemistry, Biology, and hopes to go on to University and gain a degree in Astrophysics.

However, there is nothing Emmie loves more than singing on her holy ground, and especially at the Spa in Bridlington. She is looking forward to performing at the Bridlington & Yorkshire Coast Business Awards and wishes all an enjoyable evening.


HIRlogoThe event beneficiary for the 2016 event was Hornsea Inshore Rescue.

A total of approximately £5,500 was raised for this charity at the 2016 Awards Evening.



Business Link Forum, 18 October 2016


Elvis and Julian Wild

Bridlington Echo, November 2016



Driffield & Wolds Weekly, 18 October 2016

Driffield & Wolds Weekly 18 October 2016

Holderness Gazette, 19 October 2016


Holderness Gazette, 19 October 2016


Photographs courtesy of:

  • East Riding College
  • Hull & Humber Chamber of Commerce
  • Kevin Greene