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2021 Craven Community Champions Sponsors

We would like to thank our awards sponsors for their continued generous support without which the Craven Community Champion Awards would not be possible.

Award Sponsors 

Alexander's Grand Café, Terrace and Bar  

Arts and Culture Award

alexander's logoAlexander's, part of Skipton-based The PEEL Entertainment Group, is an all day dining venue and bar at the top of Skipton’s High Street.

Alexander's Bar & Kitchen is owned by Susannah Daley at The PEEL Entertainment Group of Broughton Hall who have been proudly sponsoring this award for several years - we're delighted to continue this tradition & thrilled to support the Arts & Culture Award which remains close to our hearts.

 The Craven Community Champions Awards are an important annual event in our calendar, giving well deserved recognition to inspirational people who are dedicated to making a real difference in their community. The team at Alexander’s would like to wish all entrants the very best of luck.


Smart Solutions 

Greener Craven Award

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Smart Solutions provide large scale, bespoke workforce solutions for industries across the UK.

Smart Solutions is proud to sponsor the ‘Greener Craven Award’ at the Craven Community Champions Awards 2021.

At Smart Solutions one of our core values is awareness of our environmental responsibilities. We love trying to make a difference and we’re delighted to see this happening in our local community.

We’re excited to sponsor an award that brings recognition to hardworking and caring people who make a positive impact in their community. Good luck to all entrants and congratulations to all winners from the Smart Solutions team.


Melvin & Co 

Health & Wellbeing Award

Melvin and CoMelvin & Co in Skipton, deliver an exceptional standard of full hairdressing services, hair styling treatments and client experience in beautiful new salon surroundings at a competitive price.

Melvin & Co Skipton are incredibly proud to sponsor this year's Community Champions Awards - as Skipton's Premiere Hair Salon, we place people (our clients) at the heart of everything we do and the Community Champion Awards recognises those inspiring people at the heart of the community, those who go above and beyond to make Craven a better place and enrich the lives of others.

We are honored to be part of these awards and to help say "Thank-you" on behalf the community!


Craven District Council

Sport & Recreation Award

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Craven District Council is sponsoring the Sport and Recreation Award in memory of Bruce Dinsmore in recognition of his unstinting dedication to support community sport and improve sports facilities during his time as Sports Development Officer at Craven District Council.


Keelham Farm Shop

Volunteer of the Year Award

keelham logoKeelham Farm Shop is proud to sponsor the 'Volunteer of the Year Award' category at this year's Craven Community Champions Awards.

From our award-wining farm shop in Skipton, we support our rural community, stocking locally grown and reared produce from Yorkshire farmers and producers.

Our award-winning Keelham team love making a difference, as well as providing rewarding jobs for local people, we give time and resources to help with community work, fundraising and education, focusing on schemes associated with young people, healthy eating and the environment.

It's a great honour to support this year's awards and recognise those that go above and beyond to help the community in which they live, work and play. 


Angus Fire 

Best Community Group

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Angus Fire
, based in High Bentham, is proud to sponsor the Craven Community Champions Awards 2021.

As one of the area's biggest employers, we are passionate about our local community and see it as our responsibility to recognise the people and projects that strive to continuously improve the community where we live and work.

Our life-saving fire-fighting products are synonymous with the community and we are very pleased to sponsor and give our continuing support to the Best Community Group Award which recognises and rewards a group who has made an outstanding contribution to their community.

We value the opportunity to recognise the achievements of those who live and work in Craven and who make such a valuable contribution to our local communities.


The Coniston Hotel Country Estate & Spa  

Young Citizen of the Year Award

Coniston Hotel

The Coniston Hotel employs approximately 120 people within the hotel and estate, of which 90% are local people.

The Hotel was awarded Large Hotel of the year 2014, by Welcome to Yorkshire and was shortlisted for the Business Tourism and the Outstanding Customer Service awards 2015.

Owned by The Bannister family who offer a warm and friendly welcome to all their guests.  They are also proud to support and develop the local community.

As such they are delighted to sponsor the Young Citizen of the Year Award which recognises and rewards the hard work and commitment of local young people.


Yorkshire Housing 

Citizen of the Year Award

Yorkshire Housing

Yorkshire Housing has chosen to support the Craven Community Awards as these awards recognise and celebrate achievement of local people 

in improving their own communities and neighbourhoods.

As the largest social landlord in Craven we see ourselves as a major stakeholder in the communities and neighbour where we operate.

We are not just focused on the homes we provide. We work in partnership with our tenants and their communities, the voluntary and public sectors, and other housing associations to support innovative projects which meet common goals.

Our priority in all of this work is to empower and support local people to both reach their potential and to become more actively involved in their local communities.