THIS year’s awards will be hosted by the former editor of the Telegraph & Argus, Perry Austin-Clarke.

Perry (pictured), who edited the T&A for almost 25 years, stepped down from the post, and his role of Group Editor of Newsquest (Yorkshire), in April this year to launch his own media business, Yorkshire Media Partners Ltd.

He specialises in cost-effective PR, media and publishing support for small businesses, education, charities, not-for-profit organisations, and the public sector.

Perry said: “Having launched the Bradford Means Business Awards and watched them grow to the fabulous event they have become, I’m really pleased to be able to continue my association with them as presenter and I’m looking forward to another brilliant evening celebrating the very best of the district’s business talent and success.”