Welcome to the Hull and East Yorkshire People in Business Awards

The Hull and East Yorkshire People in Business Awards recognise and reward individual and team talent in all industries across the Hull and East Yorkshire areas. This is your chance to support and share in our vision to raise the profile of talented, hardworking and dynamic individuals.


Here’s what 2019 had in store…



Lee McQueen beat 20,000 candidates to be named Alan Sugar’s winner of The Apprentice in 2008. Founding his company, Raw Talent, which develops sales academies across the UK, Lee McQueen was named Young Business of the Year in 2015.

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Entrepreneurs, authors and brothers, Rob & Paul Forkan, are the founders and designers of the Gandys brand. The successful brand, and equally successful charity Orphans for Orphans, were created after they were left orphaned by the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami.



The Tzars are an exhilarating five piece party band that offer an exciting performance of pop covers and tight choreography. They provide an amazing horn section, funky keys, inspirational guitars and one of the most solid rhythm sections you are likely to see and hear!



An exciting range of items will be up for auction, for you to bid on at your leisure throughout the evening. Bidders will be notified at the end of the event and delivery or collection arranged. 100% of the profits will be donated to our chosen charity, The Smile Foundation.