DELIVITA have been shortlisted for the White Rose Awards 2017. Judges for the prestigious Awards have revealed their decisions have been tougher than ever.

The awards, which are the biggest celebration of tourism in the UK recognise the very best businesses in Yorkshire. The 17 categories cover everything from hotels to holiday parks, pubs to producers and arts to attractions.

DELIVITA have been shortlisted under the category of Producers and Makers Award. This category is aimed at smaller, independent Yorkshire businesses that produce or make local food and drink, or artisan crafts and art.

Launched earlier this year, DELIVITA have designed a stylish and portable wood-fired oven, which is complemented by a range of accessories. All products are handcrafted and manufactured in Yorkshire.

Since launching, the ovens have attracted a great deal of attention and have featured in Jamie Oliver’s magazine, The Daily Mail, This Morning, OLIVIA what other nationals?

Olivia Robinson, Co-Founder DELIVITA, said:

“We are delighted to have been shortlisted for such a prestige award. Our ethos of using local materials, craftsmen and manufacturers is at the heart of our business.

“We spent a long time designing and developing our ovens and believe that the design, functionality and quality showcase and demonstrate the talent of Yorkshire.

“To be recognised, amongst other local producers is fantastic and we look forward to attending the award ceremony later in the year and celebrating all things ‘Yorkshire’.”

Colin Mellors, chair of the White Rose Award judges, said:

“Yorkshire’s tourism businesses are truly exceptional – bringing large numbers of visitors and income to the region and enhancing our reputation at home and abroad.

“The sector goes from strength to strength and many of its established stars feature on this year’s White Rose shortlist alongside some welcome new additions. What they have in common is their firm commitment to ensuring guests enjoy unrivalled hospitality, produce, facilities and experiences. The fantastic scenery and heritage provide the icing on the cake.

“With so many strong entries, shortlisting was very difficult this year. Choosing the eventual winners is going to be really tough.”

Sir Gary Verity, Chief Executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, said:

“The quality of this year’s entries has been exceptional and makes me feel hugely proud of all the brilliant work going on in tourism in the county. It’s an honour to be part of these awards that recognise the many businesses and organisations that make Yorkshire such an amazing destination. I extend my thanks to everyone who took the time to enter and huge congratulations to those who have made the shortlist.”

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