Craven District Council

Craven District Council

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.

Alexander's - Arts and Culture Award

alexander's logoPart of Skipton-based The PEEL Entertainment Group, Alexander's is Skipton's new Bar & Kitchen situated in a beautiful spot at the top of the High Street.

Alexander's Bar & Kitchen at the top of Skipton High Street 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.

Keelham Farm Shop - Best Community Group

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

From our award-wining farm shops in Thornton and 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. Keelham opened its second shop in Skipton, complete with café in June 2015.

Angus Fire - Volunteer of the Year Award

angus fire logoAngus Fire, based in High Bentham, is proud to sponsor the Craven Community Champions Awards 2017.

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 Volunteer of the Year Award which recognises and rewards an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to their community in 2017. 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.

Principle Healthcare - Sport & Recreation Award

principle logoPrinciple Healthcare Group based in Skipton, is one of Europe's leading producers of Vitamins, minerals and supplements.   As a winner of the Queens Award for Enterprise our business is recognised for excellence in developing healthcare products not just in the UK but around the world.

Principle Healthcare are passionate about innovation and working with the local community.  We are proud to sponsor the Sport & Recreation Award in recognition of the all the great sporting and recreation activities that are going on across our community.   We want to champion the exceptional work of those who have significantly benefitted their communities through their contribution to amateur sport, play or physical activity within the Craven district.

Broughton Hall Estate - Health & Wellbeing Award

broughton hall logoThe Broughton Hall Estate is based just outside Skipton and is a hub of the local community with residential properties, offices to rent and more recently tourism with several holiday cottages and the Hall itself offering holiday accommodation to people from around the world. The Broughton Hall Estate is delighted to work with a number of local charities, we recognise the valuable role that the community and voluntary sector play in Craven. The people of Craven are special and their outstanding contributions and commitment to their community make such a difference to the lives of local people.


The Coniston Hotel Country Estate and Spa - Young Citizen of the Year Award

coniston spa logoThe 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 has recently been 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 guest 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.


Smart Solutions - Greener Craven Award

smart solutions logoSmart Solutions, delivering people power for recruitment.



Yorkshire Housing - Citizen of the Year Award

yorkshire housing logoYorkshire 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.