Category Finalists 2022

Employer of the year

This award will be presented to the business which can best prove a genuine dedication to their workforce.

The finalists are:

  • Covéa
  • Craggs
  • CP Media

SME of the Year

Celebrating the contribution of SMEs to the UK economy, this award recognises businesses with fewer than 249 employees who have delivered consistent growth whilst maintaining and sustaining their financial position during the last 2 years.

The finalists are:

  • Andy Thornton
  • British Recycled Plastic
  • Siddall & Hilton

Entrepreneur of the Year

This award will be presented to the entrepreneur whose commercial success is matched only by the essence of their entrepreneurial story. They may well have undertaken multiple ventures before finding their own recipe for success.


The finalists are:

  • Chris Bingham
  • Claire O’Connor
  • Dominc Walsh

New Business of the Year

This category is for businesses who have commenced trading in the last 2 years.


The finalists are:

  • Crust and Crumb
  • Full Circle Funerals
  • The Digital DRA

Manufacturing Award

Celebrating the contribution of manufacturers to the Calderdale economy, this award recognises manufacturing businesses with fewer than 249 employees who have delivered consistent growth and who demonstrate innovative products and processes and a fully engaged workforce.

The finalists are:

  • Faulkner Moulds
  • TEV Limited

Covid Resilience

This award will be presented to a business for making an extraordinary contribution to keeping business running and ensuring the good health and safety of their workforce and the public during the pandemic. 

The finalists are:

  • Angelcare Residential
  • Baby Ballet
  • Freightlink Europe

Promotion of Calderdale

The best individual or organisation which has, as a business, or part of their business, promoted Calderdale nationally as a home, business location, or generally as a destination. This may include, but not necessarily be limited to, an increase in job creation, sales, tourism, or hospitality.

The finalists are:

  • Holdsworth House
  • The Piece Hall
  • Todmorden Information Centre

Lifetime Achievement

This Award, chosen by the Calderdale Business Awards judging panel, recognises the business leader and personality who best represents achievement and longevity. The Award acknowledges the winner’s sustained achievements throughout their distinguished career.

Business of the Year

The shortlist for this prestigious award will be drawn from the winners of the other categories, (with the exception of the Lifetime Achievement Award). The judges will agree on who they feel is worthy of this highest accolade in the Business For Calderdale Awards 2022.