Huddersfield Town’s work in the local community was recognised with a win at Wednesday night’s Yorkshire Post ‘Excellence in Business’ awards.
The ceremony, which recognises and celebrates businesses that do extraordinary things in the region, saw the Club win the Community Award.
Initiatives cited by the judges in handing the Terriers the award included the work alongside the Yorkshire Air Ambulance on the ‘Keep It Up’ campaign; the Town Foundation’s activity with children and young people in the local area; the effort put into improving the match day experience; PPG Canalside’s role as a complex for community use; The Club’s position as a hub for the local business community; the work the ‘Town Task Force’ undertakes with club partner Hirsche Automotive and the ‘Football in the Community’ department’s initiatives.
Huddersfield Town’s Commercial Director Sean Jarvis picked up the award on behalf of the Club; he is pictured above.
“Congratulations to everyone who has contributed to Huddersfield Town winning the 2015 Yorkshire Post Excellence in Business Community Award.
“Everyone behind the scenes has contributed in some way; from the staff – including the players – to the businesses that support our initiatives and, of course, the fans.”
“Everyone connected with the Club takes great pride in the activity we undertake throughout the community and that pride should be shared in winning this accolade too.”
Town was selected to win the award by a star-studded judging panel. Nicola Furbisher, managing editor of The Yorkshire Post, chaired the judging session, which included representatives from DLA Piper, Yorkshire Bank, PwC and Bradford University School of Management.
Juliette Healey, the regional agent for the Bank of England, was also on the panel, which perused more than 160 entries.