The work of the Society, its officers and ambassadors around the globe, celebrates the many diverse achievements of the people and Britain's largest county.
The work of the society often includes raising funds in order that important projects are financed in full or part, supporting efforts to study and solve some of the industrial, commercial and unemployment issues in the area.
More traditional work of the society includes annually awarding The Yorkshire History Prizes
(for details of the 2015 Yorkshire History Prizes click here and notice of the 2016 Yorkshire History Prizes please click here), providing sponsorship for charities and
charitable events; celebrating Yorkshire Day on the 1st August, the Yorkshire
Day Anthem and Flag. We also erect Yorkshire Rose Plaques of famous Yorkshire men and women not previously commemorated within the county. The typically diverse characters to receive this honour include
Percy Shaw, inventor of cats' eyes, and Benjamin Henry Latrobe, architect of The White House.
We support the World Trade Centre Hull & Humber.
As part of a global network of over 330 World Trade Centres in more than 90 countries,
Centre Hull & Humber helps overseas companies do business in the UK and provides expertise, practical support and contacts to help UK companies
exploit international market opportunities.
- Supporting efforts to study and solve industrial, commercial and employment issues in the region.
- Developing careful and sustainable regeneration and renewal.
- Drawing together Yorkshire people through a calendar of regional and local events.
- Developing fundraising activities to ensure that important projects are financed in full or in part.
- Celebrating the very best of Yorkshire.