Hall of Fame
Recognising our city’s unsung heroes across the community and business sectors.
Hans Hux, Group Chief Executive Officer & Chairman of B. Braun Medical, was recognised in 2018 for his contribution to Sheffield. B Braun has been a leading organisation in Sheffield for many years, they set an example of how a business needs to constantly re-invent itself to stay relevant and competitive in this changing international world. Hans’ dedication to staff welfare, to research and development and to ongoing investment has been exemplary. He is a massive contributor to the wider city, an ex-president of Sheffield Chamber and a proud supporter of the Sheffield Sharks.
Kim Streets, Chief Executive of Museums Sheffield, is simply an enormous asset to Sheffield. Museums Sheffield is one of the leading culture organisations outside London, a massive advert for Sheffield and, along with others like Sheffield Theatres and the Peak District, the bedrock of its visitor economy. The originality of the exhibitions, Kim’s commitment to the heritage of Sheffield and the simple vibrancy of the Museums tells you everything you know about her. Her ambition and drive shine through. A leading member of the cultural consortium, a Governor of The Sheffield College and an ardent supporter of many of the good things that happen in this city. There could be no better recipient of the Chambers Hall of Fame award.
Lady Ruby Sykes
Lady Sykes lives at Brookfield Manor in Hathersage with husband Hugh Sykes – a former master cutler who is chairman of the Sheffield Galleries and Museums Trust and was knighted for his services to charity and urban regeneration in the Lower Don Valley.
She is a trustee of South Yorkshire Community Foundation, patron of Sheffield Cathedral and president of Sheffield Hatters women’s basketball team.
Professor Keith Ridgway CBE was inducted into the Sheffield Hall of Fame at the annual Sheffield Chamber Presidents Dinner on 21st September 2017. Speaking about the acolade Richard Wright, Executive Director said “This award is chosen by the Chamber for people who have contributed significantly to Sheffield and its success. Keith is a worthy addition because of what he has done at the AMRC. His leadership and vision is immense and as a result the results are immense.
“Very few people would have said that the old Orgreave pit site would become one of the preeminent business parks in the country with companies like Rolls Royce, Pimetals (Siemens), McLaren and Boeing all operating there. It has underpinned a future for Sheffield, as a city, being forever associated with Advanced Manufacturing and many future employees should be grateful for what he has done. Few people get to leave such a legacy but Keith has.”
Richard served as MP for Sheffield Central for 27 years.
As a former sports minister he played a crucial role developing, presenting and helping securing the London Olympics and Paralympic Olympic Games in 2005. More recently he has been pivotal in establishing Sheffield’s Olympic Legacy Park – which is set to become an internationally recognised centre for health, wellbeing and innovation.
Martyn Ware formed The Human League in 1978, then in 1980, the production company/label British Electric Foundation and Heaven 17. As a record producer and artist he has featured on recordings totalling over 50 million sales worldwide, producing amongst others Tina Turner, Terence Trent D’Arby, Chaka Khan, Erasure and Marc Almond.
He is a Visiting Professor at Queen Mary College, University of London, a visiting lecturer at the Royal College of Art and the Harvard Graduate School of Design. He also lectures extensively on music production, technology and creativity at universities and colleges across the world including the Red Bull Music Academy.
The Women of Steel
The Women of Steel are inducted into the Sheffield Chamber of Commerce Hall of Fame to mark the outstanding contribution of hundreds of women, who worked tirelessly in Sheffield’s steel works throughout two world wars.