Our just desserts
We don’t like to blow our own trumpet – but it’s very nice when other people do! In 2008, our fledgling business won The Huddersfield Daily Examiner’s ‘New Business of the Year’ award and since then we’ve strived to meet and exceed expectations, crafting properly made cakes that people love to eat – and we’ve won many more awards along the way…
November 2014: Huddersfield Examiner Business Awards Winner 2014
ProperMaid are delighted to have won the SME category for this years awards. The Business Awards celebrate the best and brightest of Huddersfield’s businesses and the people who make them so successful.
August 2014: Great Taste Awards
A prestigious accolade for their Gluten free Victoria Vanilla cake makes it a triple of golds for ProperMaid, along with their Liquorice Cake (2011) and the business’ signature Dandelion and Burdock Cake which scooped gold in 2012.
Business Woman of the Year 2014
Network She Awards
Product Innovation Finalist
Baking Industry Awards
Passport to Export Awards (UKTI)
“Most Improved Business Performance”
2012: Yorkshire Post ‘Local Business Accelerator’
We were among only three companies in Yorkshire to be chosen as the region’s most promising young companies. The judges said: “ProperMaid should inspire anyone thinking of launching a new business. Working initially from her kitchen at home, Allison Whitmarsh has created a thriving company…and has shown real innovation…and passion.”
2012/11: Great Taste Awards One Gold Star Awards
Over three years we scooped Gold Star Awards for our Dandelion & Burdock Cake (2012) – developed as a tribute to Huddersfield’s most famous export – and our Liquorice Cake (2011).
2011: Forward Ladies Women in Business Awards ‘Manufacturing Woman of the Year’
Allison was honoured to be recognised as among the best professional businesswomen in the North West of England, the Isle of Man and Yorkshire and The Humber.
2010/09: Deliciously Yorkshire
Celebrating the best-tasting products and passionate people in the region, with some 400 plus entries, we were awarded the ‘Best Newcomer’ for our Innovative Products and Business Idea (2010) Best Bakery Product (2009) for our Dandelion & Burdock Cake.
August 2010: HSBC Start up Star Awards
ProperMaid announced as one of the best business’s in the HSBC Start up Stars
Awards, impressing the judges in the North East Regional Finals