Celebrating the best of Sheffield business

A Sheffield engineering business was the big winner at the Elevation Recruitment Group sponsored Sheffield Business Awards held 1st December, at Ponds Forge before an audience of nearly 800.

The Tinsley Bridge Group won the SIV Outstanding Business of the Year title and the Wake Smith Excellence in Manufacturing Award.

It was a richly deserved double for the group which is made up of four award-winning businesses – Tinsley Bridge, Tyzack Machine Knives, Tinsley Bridge Engineering and SCG Rail Solutions. Part of British Steel until 1987, the independent group is now privately owned.

Two well-known Sheffield businessman picked-up honours. City taxis chief Arnie Singh was announced as The Shorts Chartered Accountants sponsored Business Person of the Year and Jerry Cheung the driving force of New Era’s £65m 20 storey development at St Mary’s Gate and Bramall Lane.

Other winners at the awards organised by the Sheffield Chamber of Commerce were:

The Bibby Financial Services Export Business of the Year Award: Polyseam Ltd

The REDBRIK Excellence in Professional Services Award: Bhayani HR & Employment Law

Excellence in Retail Services Award, sponsored by Meadowhall: JE James Cycles

The Evoluted Business in the Community Award: Sheffield Credit Union

The Simm Engineering Group Best Use of Technology to Improve Business Performance Award: 3Squared Ltd

High Growth Business of the Year Award, sponsored by Doncaster Sheffield Airport: Environmental Monitoring Solutions Ltd

The Learning Unlimited Young Business Person of the Year Award: Hannah Duraid, The Great Escape Game

The Source Skills Academy Outstanding Achievements in Sports, Hospitality and Tourism Award: Shared by Museums Sheffield and the DBL Sharks Sheffield

The Lupton Fawcett Next Big Thing Award: The Great Escape Game

The Special Recognition Award, sponsored by Superfast South Yorkshire: Jerry Cheung, New Era Development (UK) Ltd

The Sheffield Business School Small Business of the Year Award: IC Innovations Ltd

The Sheffield College People Development Award: ProAktive

Sheffield Chamber Charity of the Year: Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice