Thanks to everyone that came to #leedsindieawards on Friday 5 September! It was great to see so many independent businesses supporting each other and celebrating your hard work – whether you’ve been open for 20 years or this is your first year of trading.*

There’s not much we want to say really, as we think the businesses that were voted winners and the photographs speak for themselves. I suppose the main thing to highlight is that all the nominees and winners were voted for by Leeds loving public, and so were obviously hard earned.

We want to extend special thanks to the teams at Logistik, Creative in the Community, The Tetley and Mates Exhibitions for their hard work pulling the event together. As well as Matthew Burton for presenting the awards to a very excited audience! We’d also like to thank Dirk Mischendahl for personally sponsoring the awards, his passion and vision throughout the process and moral support – we couldn’t have done it without you!

The #leedsindieawards 2014 winners are

Best Place to Eat – The Greedy Pig

Best Place to Drink – North Bar

Best Place to Shop – Our Handmade Collective

Best Place to Visit – Kirkgate Market

Best New Business – Pastille Beauty Bar

Photo album from the night!

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Film from #leedsindieawards courtesy of Studio12

Help for Leeds businesses

Tom Bridges from Leeds City Council opened our proceedings and did highlight a number of ways independent businesses in our region can access support.

To find out if you’re eligible for the Business Growth Programme, you can get more details on The Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership website or you can call Tom’s team on 0113 247 5401.

To find out if you can get assistance to get super-fast broadband for your business premises, visit the Super Fast West Yorkshire website to get all the details.

Tom is also available for help on Twitter and has written a blog about the awards which you can read here.

More articles about #leedsindieawards

News article on Visit Leeds

Article in North Leeds Life

Blog by North Bar

Blog by Our Handmade Collective

Blog by Leeds Markets

Congratulations to all the nominees and winners – the awards will be back next year! Until then, we have plenty more to tell you about the greatest places to go in Leeds…