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WE HAVE A WINNER! Girl About Ambassador for Yorkshire scoops award for ‘Yorkshire’s Best’

Girl About’s very own Girl About Yorkshire has been awarded ‘Yorkshire’s Best’ at the Yorkshire Blogger Awards 2022 - an-in person event held in Leeds last week. The timing couldn't be any better we set out on a HUGE recruitment drive nationwide.

October 6, 2022


Gemma - Girl About Yorkshire

Gemma Holmes from Skipton was among four highly-influential finalists in the event’s most prestigious category - one of several awards that were fully judged by public vote and open to Yorkshire businesses, bloggers and creatives.

Gemma was crowned the winner at a special ceremony at Left Bank in Leeds last week.

Gemma is the official Girl About Blog Squad Ambassador for Yorkshire and regularly pens for Girl About’s website - where she encourages Girl About Travel readers to visit The Yorkshire Dales with regular round-ups, articles and reviews on where to eat and sleep, and all the must-visit places and attractions across Yorkshire.

Gemma said...

"I’m so honoured to have won an award for blogging. All I wanted to do initially was showcase Yorkshire and all its hidden gems. What started out as a hobby during lockdown has quickly snowballed into something that has yielded loads of great opportunities.

"The best opportunity by far has been joining the Girl About Blog Squad. Their support and backing has made me push myself to achieve more and I feel like I’m living the dream. Plus I’m getting the message out there that Yorkshire is the best and I have an award to prove it!"

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Gemma keeps her 7,000 Instagram followers regularly up to date on what’s new and where’s worth visiting, especially with young children in tow.

Gemma stepped into the Girl About Yorkshire shoes in 2021 after Girl About’s Founder and the original award-winning blogger of Girl About Yorkshire - Lyndsey Thomas - relocated to Toronto in Canada. Gemma went through a rigorous application process to fill Lyndsey’s Yorkshire boots as the second Girl About Yorkshire.

Lyndsey - Girl About's founder said...

“I’m just so proud of Gemma - scooping this award for Yorkshire’s best is not only a testiment to her hard work and commitment to the Girl About brand and the incredible and practical content she’s writing for the Girl About Travel website - it’s also a badge of honour for Girl About nationwide - our mission being to always strive to publish content that is valuable, practical and of the highest quality for our female readers.

"I’ve invested heavily into training and supporting all the Girl About Ambassadors so they are among the best when it comes to travel writing and blogging and Gemma winning this award shows the impact that the support and upskilling we provide, has on women who join our journey.

"And of course on a personal level, I made the right choice when I choose Gemma to fill my blogging boots”


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