19th Yorkshire Young Achievers Awards - Leeds United Conference and Events Centre

PUBLISHED: 14:48 15 December 2011 | UPDATED: 20:27 20 February 2013

Susan Stephenson, John Bell, Venetia Bell, Nick Barnard, Lucy Darbishire, Sir Thomas Ingilby, Ash Barnard and Ricco Darbyishire

Susan Stephenson, John Bell, Venetia Bell, Nick Barnard, Lucy Darbishire, Sir Thomas Ingilby, Ash Barnard and Ricco Darbyishire

More than 400 guests gathered to recognise outstanding talent and triumph over adversity at the 19th Yorkshire Young Achievers Awards

More than 400 guests gathered to recognise outstanding talent and triumph over adversity at the 19th Yorkshire Young Achievers Awards, sponsored by McCormicks Solicitors of Harrogate.

The Personality of the Year Award at the gala dinner at Leeds Uniteds Conference and Events Centre was presented to Corporal Andy Reid of the Third Battalion of the Yorkshire Regiment by the Chairman of the Awards, Peter McCormick OBE.

The Awards mark the achievements of people aged 35 and under in seven categories, from the Arts to Management and Enterprise. The Yorkshire Young Achievers Foundation was established last year to support Yorkshires deserving young people. The Awards themselves have now raised a total of more than 900,000.

Peter McCormick said: As always, it has been a joy and a privilege to share our winners stories. Yorkshire can be truly proud of the young people here tonight who contribute to the region in so many different ways.

We have also been bowled over by the level of support we have received from businesses and guests at these Awards and we thank them wholeheartedly for helping us to support young people in Yorkshire.

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