#CityRegion2015 Sir Gary Verity speaks at business awards

Welcome to Yorkshire boss Gary Verity.
Welcome to Yorkshire boss Gary Verity.
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He’s one of our region’s most successful and influential people - and the perfect person to celebrate the best in business.

Sir Gary Verity, chief executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, is the guest speaker at the City Region Business Awards tomorrow night.

His knighthood capped and fistful of honours after he brought the Tour de France to Yorkshire last year and followed it up with the recent Tour de Yorkshire.

He was named Yorkshire’s Man of the Year, Director of the Year and received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2014 Yorkshire and Humber Institute of Directors Awards.

He said: “Yorkshire is a county on the front foot, having enjoyed a memorable 12 months with success after success and a momentum that is showing no signs of slowing up.

“The success that this region has so enjoyed in recent times has its foundations firmly in the businesses and business owners of Yorkshire. It is they who underpin the huge steps this county has taken, and the accolades that Yorkshire has and continues to receive are a testament to their hard work and dedication.

“That’s why the City Region Business Awards are so important, giving us all a chance to stop and reflect and congratulate ourselves on what we have achieved, and indeed, what is to come. Much like the rest of Yorkshire, the city region is on the march, so let’s take this opportunity to raise a glass to the future.”

Comedian Kevin Connelly returns as host.

Guests are invited to arrive for a champagne reception from 6.45pm. Dinner is served at 7.30pm.

The event, at Ponds Forge in Sheffield, pits the winners of business awards run by the four chambers in Sheffield City Region, and the Derbyshire Times, to reveal who is the ‘first among winners’.

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