With 103 finalists battling it out across 29 categories, this year's White Rose Awards was the biggest yet.
The stage was set at the First Direct Arena in Leeds, we were serenaded by Chris Kamara, we were wowed by dance troupes... and we were completely blown away by winning Gold in The Producers and Makers Category.
"Six years ago we set off with a dream and vision of what we'd like to achieve for York Emporium and in every measure we've exceeded our expectations. The WRA award is the icing on the cake with regards to external recognition of what we've become, it means so much to everyone here"
- Laurence Beardmore
Our dedication to great quality tasting beverages has been recognised by one of the most esteemed awards board in Yorkshire and we'll wear our White Rose Award badge with pride.
Richard Darby, Q-Grader and heart and soul of York Emporium was particularly happy with the award -
“This award recognises our commitment to great tasting Coffees and Teas and we are proud to come away with the Gold in the category."
- Richard Darby
Everyone at York Emporium and The Upton Group is proud to have come away with such a fantastic result. We hope this is the first of many awards, recognizing our passion for making and producing great tasting teas and coffees.
On the award win, Managing Director of The Upton Group, Ross Macdonald stated:
“Winning the Gold at the White Rose Awards is another landmark in the expansion and the development of The Upton Group. The acquisition of York Emporium has been hugely successful, and over the past few years, we have gone from strength to strength. It’s fantastic to see that being recognised by this award win”
- Ross Macdonald
We look forward to keeping your thirst quenched and creating roasts and blends for every palate into the new decade and beyond. Thank you to everyone who has supported York Emporium, we couldn't have done this without you.