THE FAMILY Business of the Year award went to Robertshaw’s Farm Shop, where Harley Robertshaw - the fourth generation of his family to work in the business - was presented with the accolade.

Harley expressed his joy at taking home the prize following the ceremony.

“I’m absolutely buzzing, to be honest,” he said.

“I’m a little bit shocked, but also excited to have won.

“All of us at Robertshaw’s, including my dad, really appreciate the amazing support we’ve had from everybody.”

The farm shop, which is near both Thornton and Queensbury, also has a bakery and cafe.

“My name being above the shop means everything to me,” Harley added.

“It brings that sense of care more than anything, and it brings that to other staff members too - all the staff look after the shop like it’s their own.

“We use over 150 local suppliers, all over Bradford and Yorkshire. We’re trying our best to keep the younger generation coming through.

“I myself went through that, and we’re now hoping to give other young kids from the Bradford district that opportunity, and to put Bradford on the map.”

The two other nominees in this category were Fuel Storage Solutions, based in Thornton, and The Yorkshire Treats Company.

Fuel Storage Solutions aims to find new ways to tackle fuel problems, and finance director Katharine Barnett - after being nominated - said: “We do as it says on the tin - a bit of fuel, a bit of storage and solutions.”

Originally launched by Katharine and husband Jonathan from their spare bedroom in Rastrick, the business celebrated its 20th anniversary in April.

The Yorkshire Treats Company had only been in business for a month when the pandemic hit - which owner Ruth Taylor said was an “absolute nightmare”.

“As a new business, we weren’t entitled to any government funding,” she said after being nominated.

“Originally, we set up to deliver treats and desserts to cafes. We had to really diversify.”