Gary celebrates region ‘on the march’ at awards

Gary Verity, chief executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, will lead celebrations at the awards.
Gary Verity, chief executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, will lead celebrations at the awards.

Sheffield City Region is on the march - so let’s raise a glass to the future.

Gary Verity, chief executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, is the speaker at the City Region Business Awards on Thursday July 2.

And after a fantastic year he’s in ebullient mood.

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.

“Sheffield City Region can be rightly proud of the part it played in staging the Grand Départ of the Tour de France in 2014 and the inaugural edition of the Tour de Yorkshire this year. Both feats are enviable feathers in the cap.

“But 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.”

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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