GARGRAVE based IT specialists Verus Solutions has been shortlisted in the Brand Yorkshire Business Awards. Verus Solutions is one of five businesses shortlisted in the Best Micro Business category, celebrating excellence among organisations employing no more than nine people.

Paul Roach, its managing director, said: “I believe that bigger isn’t necessarily better, so it’s great to be a finalist in the Best Micro Business category.

"We employ a small team of experts and use the services of fellow local businesses to assist us in the day-to-day running of the business, in areas such as finance and administration.

"This allows us to focus on what we do best – providing great IT support for our customers."

He added: “As expected, given the huge number of enterprising and successful business across Yorkshire, we are going to be up against some tough competition, so I will be keeping my fingers crossed."

As well as the best micro business, the Brand Yorkshire Awards will also recognise business achievements in best new business, best small business, hospitality, innovation, out of their league, and property and construction.

The winners will be announced at the Brand Yorkshire Awards ceremony on December 5 at The Majestic Hotel in Harrogate.