By Philip Sedgwick

A NORTH Yorkshire family-run business has won a national award from the wedding industry.

Where the Ribbon Ends, based at Jervalux Abbey Tearooms, was established in 2012. Run by Gayle Hassan, her sister Anna and mother Carol Burdon, they produce bespoke wedding and celebration cakes.

Last year, they entered the wedding industry’s regional awards. During the process, the brides and grooms must rate and complete a review on the whole cake service experience. Information, videos and photos must also be provided. At the regional finals held at Solberge Hall Northallerton, the trio won the North-East and Yorkshire award.

For the national finals, they had to produce a wedding cake to a brief, take it to Surrey to be tasted and judged by professionals.

After a 400-mile round trip complete with a cake that took more than six hours to prepare, they had to wait for the results.

Accompanied by father Ian, they all travelled to London to the chosen venue of the Cafe de Paris in Leicester Square where they were judged alongside the other regional winners in associated categories.

The team were stunned to be told they had won the national award for wedding cake designer of the year.

Anna Burdon said: “When it came to our category we could not believe it when our name was called out.

“We received our award, had a few photos and an interview, but we were pretty speechless.

“It means so much to know that this award is based on feedback from previous clients and a cake we produced.

“We are so grateful to everyone that supports us, follows us on social media and visits us here at the tearooms and abbey.”