The Nominees for the 6th Otley Business Awards are announced.

Throughout November and December businesses in Otley have been encouraging their customers to nominate them for a prestigious award in one of 16 categories from Best Micro Business to Good Service Award. The results are now in and we are delighted to announce that we have received over 300 nominations covering 96 different businesses. Every business that has been nominated will be receiving notification in the coming weeks along with an invitation to the Otley Business Awards 2020 ceremony on Friday 20th March at Otley Parish Church, however the full list is available to view on

The next step is that every business that has been nominated will be visited by our secret mystery shoppers, who do not live or work in Otley and don’t know any of the businesses. They will be visiting businesses and scoring them against a range of criteria relevant to the award they have been nominated for.

Behind the scenes the committee are putting finishing touches to the planning of the event including creating a slide show with comments about every business that has been nominated. Katie Burnett, a member of the committee said, “it has been a pleasure to read through the nomination forms, customers have taken real care in celebrating their favourite businesses with comments that show that a traditional market town centre has a lot to offer in providing tailored service for its customers, cutting edge skills and a safe environment that nurtures their customers.”