A host of Yorkshire stars, personalities and businesses were honoured at the annual Yorkshire Society dinner, which took place at the Leeds Club in the heart of the city’s business district.

Those celebrated and recognised were:

Gaynor Faye – Recipient of the Yorkshire Society Arts & Culture Award

Harry Gration – Media Personality of the Year and Honorary Vice President of the Yorkshire Society

Leeds Mencap – the Yorkshire Society Charity of the Year

Reverend Rob Hinton, Minister to Business in Leeds – Yorkshire Society Award for Work in the Community

Emerald Publishing – the Yorkshire Society Business of the Year

Keith Madeley, chairman of the Yorkshire Society with Gaynor Faye, actress and award winner, and Lord St Oswald, president of the Yorkshire Society

Keith Madeley, chairman of the Yorkshire Society with Gaynor Faye, actress and award winner, and Lord St Oswald, president of the Yorkshire Society

Chairman of the Yorkshire Society Keith Madeley MBE commented, “It is wonderful for the Yorkshire Society to acknowledge through its annual awards those who have made a significant contribution to the life of the county, and I am delighted to have been able to present these accolades to our richly deserving winners.”

Harry Gration, winner of the Media Personality of the Year and recipient of the Honorary Vice Presidency of the society added, “It is a great honour to become the society’s vice president, as well as to receive the coveted media award. It’s very much appreciated.”

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