Meet our sponsors for #YPA18

Headline Partner & Sponsor of Yorkshire PA of the Year Award

Bow Gifts is a Multi-Platform Luxury Corporate Gift Company. We add value to Corporates looking for gifts and gift strategies. We provide solutions that boast their brand and tell their story. Bow Gifts provides 6 specialist gift services all in one place.

Our Specialisms are:

Each Specialism offers and provides something different, and will benefit your business in a variety of ways.

Bow Gifts enables you, the client, to access multiple services in one place. This makes the process easy and simple. It protects your brand and ensures continuity of your brand in all you do.

Our aim is to increase your brand awareness and brand value through luxury products and gifts by applying the right strategies and focus. Our purpose is to support you and the needs of your company to help you achieve and meet your requirements.

It’s our mission to give you back the gift of time and take the work load off you, because we are the specialists and our clients call us their Fairy Godmother.

Experience for yourself, what it is like to be a Bow Gifts client.

We’re not complicated, we’re smart and agile. “Simplicity is the highest form of sophistication”

We always pride ourselves on every detail, from concept to completion.

We champion a strong and credible brand, and we make it about you! Just like it should be!


Emily Newstead – CEO & Founder, [email protected], 07793543090

Contact Bow Gifts here

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Gold Partner & Sponsor of Lifetime Achievement Award


Whitby, North Yorkshire, is home to Raithwaite Estate, a grand coastal retreat comprised of two hotels, a collection of quaint private stone cottages, an ultra-exclusive Lake House and a tranquil spa.

Covering around 100 acres, there is a range of buildings on the Estate including: The Hall; which is home to 45 bedrooms, The Keep, an exquisite 28 bedroom hotel; The Lake House, an ultra exclusive and luxurious 6 bedroom private house; and The Fold, a collection of 8 carefully designed stone built cottages.

The Estate is nestled upon the picturesque Yorkshire coastline, and is also only a short distance from the North York Moors. The location is suitable for a relaxing break, a couples retreat, a romantic getaway or just time out from the city. There are plenty of activities to partake in on the Estate and there is always something to see or do within the local area. There is also a range of pet friendly accommodation available.

Raithwaite Estate

AV Partner & Sponsor of Best Hotel

AYRE is one of Yorkshire’s leading providers of Event Production and Dry-Hire AV.

We work closely with all of our clients to provide the technology needed to achieve the desired look and feel of each event. AYRE work on events of all shapes and sizes; from dry-hire equipment to large-scale creative event production.

We know that every single event has a different objective, budget, and brand; and we work seamlessly alongside you to help deliver the event that you imagined within the budget you are working with.

We don’t do jargon and we don’t do boring, but we do deliver innovative, stand-out events that add an extra WOW factor for your guests.

Get in touch with us today to chat about your event on 0844 414 0502 | [email protected]

Twitter: @ayreevents 

AYRE - The Live Comms Company

Event Photographer & Sponsor of Best Corporate Gifting Supplier

Hello, I am Samantha Toolsie, a Leeds based photographer. Photography is my passion and I love making photographs. Toolsie Photography is a commercial photographic practice offering B2B services, whilst fStop Media is a photography service that is committed to participating and engaging with local charities and social enterprises with the interests of the community being the primary focus.

Toolsie Photography

Event Videographer & Sponsor of Best Catering Supplier

We are media production company based in West Yorkshire run by sisters. We offer a creative and reliable service for those wanting a high quality video at an affordable rate.

Our aim is to work with local arts organisations, charities and small/new businesses to create engaging and effective films, whilst ensuring our clients have an enjoyable project experience.

Although we have worked in media for several years, we started Molineaux Productions in 2013; since then we have worked with Leeds International Film Festival, Leeds City Council, Bradford Council, Welcome to Yorkshire, Saltaire Arts Trail, Child Friendly Leeds, Bradford Trident and other local businesses, charities and arts organisations.

Molineaux Productions

Website Partner & Sponsor of Best Bar/Restaurant

About the collective

Hel. is far from a normal agency. We are a collective of people and minds, each with expertise and skills that together get the job done. The collective work together as a standard agency but charge independently, cutting overheads and allowing us to spend more time creating beautiful, creative and challenging work for you.

This is hel

Drinks Reception & Community Spirit Award Sponsor

One of the UK’s leading Conference & Events venues and the home of Leeds United Football Club.

At Elland Road we are able to host a wide range of events, from sell-out pop concerts inside the stadium, to private one-to-one business meeting – we can cater for your every need.

Elland Road is also one of the most accessible Conference & Events venues in the country. Located adjacent to the M621 motorway, and just ten minutes away from Leeds train station, Elland Road provides hundreds of secure, complimentary car parking spaces for your guests & delegates on non matchdays. Visitors arriving at Leeds Bradford International Airport can also be at Elland Road within 30 minutes.

Leeds United

Sponsor of Best Airline & Best Boss Category

We’re not about trying to twist your arm. We’re not about trying to convince you what you’re missing. Let’s just say that if you’re looking for a smart alternative to taxis or self-drive vehicle hire, chauffeur driven car hire takes some beating. It’s all in the experience. We like to think once chauffeured, forever driven! Well, perhaps not. But chauffeur car hire is in a different league.

Of course, our luxury vehicles are part of the experience, but only part. You enjoy a high level of comfort. Cabins that shield you from the outside world, comfortable leather seating and a ride that is so refined you may even forget you’re in a car at all. But really that’s just for starters.

The success of our chauffeur service is down to the chauffeurs themselves. If you’re a first time user of a chauffeur service there is no need to be shy. Our chauffeurs will put you at ease while taking care of the management of your journey. From carrying luggage, to finding the best short cuts, our chauffeurs will make sure your journey is relaxed and that you arrive on time. There really is nothing that compares.


Sponsor of Yorkshire VA of the Year

We supply giant teepees, mobile bars and event staff for private and corporate events across Yorkshire. We not only help create a truly unique venue with teepees but we can also help with all aspects of planning your event. From catering to power, toilets to entertainment, we’re here to give your event the WOW factor without the headache!

Our mobile bars can be set up anywhere and can be fully stocked with cocktails, draught beers, wines and spirits. Whether you want a free bar you your guests or a paying bar we can sort it out.

Just need a few staff to hand out drinks or run the event? There’s no event too big or small let us know your needs and we’ll help fulfill them!

Many thanks,

Dan Lakin

BAR Events UK

Stunning Teepees, Great Mobile Bars & Amazing Event Staff

Mobile 07835 893 295

Office 08450 661 662

Bar Events UK

Sponsor of Rising Star Award

Located in Granary Wharf, our hotel is just one mile from the city centre and set on the Leeds / Liverpool canal. On the ground floor, you’ll find the Lock Kitchen and Bar offering delicious all day dining. Whether you’re here to enjoy breakfast, leisurely brunch or dinner with friends, you have the option to relax inside or outside on our heated waterside terrace.

The Sky Lounge features a unique rooftop cocktail bar with a spectacular view over the city. Join us on the 13th floor for weekend breakfast and brunch, afternoon tea, signature cocktails and mouth-watering evening dishes. And as the lights go down, [email protected] emerges with great music, DJs and a party vibe. Our hotel is an ideal place to hold a professional meeting or family event in one of our 19 meeting rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the canal.


DoubleTree by Hilton Leeds

Sponsor of Best PA Team

Hidden away in the heart of the city’s financial district, Gaucho Leeds offers a boutique dining experience showcasing modern Argentine glamour.

Laid-back afternoons and glitzy evenings are equally well spent in this elegant restaurant and bar. Sophisticated, stylish and always welcoming, it’s a venue you’ll come back to time and time again.

Although our beef is always sourced solely from the Pampas plains of Argentina, at Gaucho Leeds we also champion local produce. Bringing a subtle northern twist to our Argentine fare, we’re proud to use chicken, lamb and cheese from the surrounding area.


Gaucho Leeds

Sponsor of Best Organised Event

The Taylor Lynn Corporation (TLC) is one of the UK’s leading event management companies, working with leading corporate and celebrity names, and their PAs, to stage spectacular business and private events right across the UK and Europe.  We do it all – from finding you an exclusive venue, to searching the globe for the very best entertainment.  Tempting the taste-buds with mouth-watering world-class cuisine, to infusing your event with theatrical fun.  Creating dramatic lighting productions and floral installations, to producing a unique, personalised décor for any private or business event.

For 30 years, TLC has produced memorable occasions for blue-chip giants, sports, charity and media companies, to household names in retail, finance and leisure. SMEs to entrepreneurs.  Leading stars of television, sport, music and entertainment.  Each event fusing our unique creativity, branded design and the latest in cutting edge business technology.

Conference, recognition event, product launch, Christmas celebrations, Chairman’s Dinner or motivational days, look no further than TLC for experience, innovation and inspiration.

Call 0161 876 6266, email [email protected] or visit website below.

Tweet us at @taylorlynncorp or visit us on Facebook.

Taylor Lynn Corporation Limited

Sponsor of Employer of the Year Award


From the moment you walk through the doors of our Leeds hotel, your journey with us will be packed with good stuff, from classic cocktails, delicious dishes with masses of choice on the menus, an energetic atmosphere and all in a fantastic city centre location. Find us on the corner of Swinegate and The Calls, we’re just 5 minutes from Leeds railway station and very near the city’s vibrant nightlife. So, after you’ve explored you can head back with ease and relax in the bar, brasserie or slip on up to your super-slinky room or suite and enjoy the luxury of Malmaison Leeds.

Our boutique Leeds hotel also features function rooms with the flexibility to cater for a wide variety of meetings and events. Including team building days, private dining events and weddings.

Malmaison Leeds

Sponsor of Outstanding Contribution

Executive Secretary delivers training relevant to both senior and aspiring assistants. We specialise in providing this training in whatever format suits you. Trust us to introduce you to the top trainers, speakers, and authors who have experience in the assistant profession. For a tangible product choose our printed Individual Subscription or digital Corporate version to share. Prefer face to face? Then join us for inspiration and practical workshops at Executive Secretary LIVE in Johannesburg, London, Sydney and Silicon Valley. Would you like the trainers to come to you? We can bring you certification with ACEA and in-house training from our extensive team of trusted trainers.

Our community has extended past 100,000 assistants worldwide and we want you to benefit from this incredible network. Find us online, follow @lucybrazier, and join our incredible closed LinkedIn group.

Executive Secretary Magazine

Sponsor of Members' Member Award

Are you a Personal Assistant working in Yorkshire or Merseyside? Are you looking to develop your skills, gain access to inspirational speakers and top trainers while networking with like-minded professionals? If so, The PA Hub Membership Network is for you.

The PA Hub organises 10 events annually in each of the cities of Leeds and Liverpool, exclusively for assistants. We provide you with a vital training resource that not only expands your knowledge, skills and expertise immeasurably, but also makes you part of a network of senior and aspiring assistants.

Joining The PA Hub is an essential part of your personal and professional development.

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