Sheffield Business Awards celebrate inclusivity during their 20th year

17th August 2022

The Sheffield Business Awards are returning for their 20th year. The awards, which have been held annually in the city since 2001, will celebrate the best of Sheffield business across 15 award categories.

Hosts are aiming to celebrate Sheffield’s inclusivity and attract a more diverse range of entrants this year, with a more easily accessible website and brand-new award categories – the Cultural Vibrancy Award and the High Street Hero award.

The awards will be presented at Peddler Market on 8th December, hosted by Sheffield Chamber of Commerce and unLTD Business Magazine.

This year’s categories are:

  • The Visionary – Creative Impact Award
  • The Planet Saver – Green Business of The Year
  • The Innovator – Best New Product/Service
  • The Above and Beyonder – Best Professional Services Company
  • The Automator – Best Use of Technology
  • Start-Up Business of The Year
  • Social Impact Award – Best Non-Profit/Charity/Social Enterprise
  • Sheffield Maker – Manufacturing Company of the Year
  • Scale-Up Award – Best Business Growth
  • Employer of the Year
  • Cultural Vibrancy Award
  • Small Business of the Year
  • Large Business of the Year
  • Best Entrepreneur Award
  • High Street Hero Award

Tanya Holt, Partner at CMS, said:

“We’re so excited to be the headline sponsor for this year’s Sheffield Business Awards. It’s a prestigious event which celebrates the very best of business in our city, highlighting Sheffield as a place to celebrate and invest.”

Phil Turner, Publisher of unLTD Business Magazine, said:

“Sheffield Business Awards encompass everything that’s great about our city – from small businesses to large enterprises, with focuses on environmental impact, high street revival and use of technology.

“It’s an exciting time for Sheffield, with developments happening all over the city, so it’s important we recognise and commend the businesses leading the way for innovation.”

Louisa Harrison-Walker, Joint Executive Director at Sheffield Chamber of Commerce, said: 

"Sheffield is not short of success stories. Fantastic businesses - delivering world-class, innovative, cutting-edge work. But what we don't do enough of, is shout about it. The Sheffield Businesses Awards is the opportunity for us to do this. For us to show pride and unashamedly celebrate that Sheffield is home to some of the best businesses in the UK. 

"Whether big or small, I encourage all to apply when applications open on the 6th September. Tell us, and our business community, what you have been doing, and what we as a city should celebrate."

This year, event organisers have invested in a new website and online application portal, so it could not be easier to apply. Applications are open from 6th September to 10th October, with shortlistings announced 3rd November.

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