Drewton’s recognised for helping economy flourish

Drewton's staff with BBC Look North presenter Clare Frisby (far left), who hosted the awards.
Drewton's staff with BBC Look North presenter Clare Frisby (far left), who hosted the awards.

An award-winning farm shop has been recognised once again for its contribution to the local economy.

Drewton’s Farm, Shop, near South Cave, has won an East Riding Council’s Chairman’s Award, in the business (under 50 employees) category, for the second year in a row. The award recognises businesses that have helped East Riding’s economy flourish.

The annual Chairman’s Awards celebrate the contributions made by individuals and organisations to make the East Riding a better place over the past year. People, businesses, community projects and building schemes were all honoured for their achievements in five different categories. Katie Taylor, proprietor of Drewton’s, said: “We won this same award last year, so it was a huge shock and a real thrill for us to win it again. It’s absolutely amazing to be recognised for our contribution to the regional economy, which is something that’s very important to us. As well as employing more than 40 local people, we also support a network of more than 250 Yorkshire-based farmers, growers and suppliers, and around 50 other Yorkshire businesses, which provide us with a wide range of services. I’m delighted for our entire team.” Other Chairman’s Awards finalists from the area include Albert Smith, of Burnby, who was nominated for a Chairman’s Environment Award. Tom Stubley, of Barmby Moor, was nominated for a Chairman’s Sport Award. The winners of the Chairman’s Awards 2015 were announced at a ceremony held at the Spa Bridlington.