Sheffield Business Awards deadline extended

9th October 2015

Breathe a sigh of relief - you have an extra week to apply.

Applicants have been granted an extra seven days to enter the contest of the year. The new closing date is Friday October 16 - so what are you waiting for? Sheffield Business Awards honour and celebrate the best with a gala presentation evening at Ponds Forge on Thursday December 3. A shortlist will be announced early November. ​CLICK HERE to browse 14 categories and decide which to enter - and then go for it! This year's event, sponsored by Elevation Recruitment, is set to attract more than 700 of the region's movers and shakers and reach tens of thousands of people in print, on social media and on Johnston Press websites. Follow @SheffBizAwards and #SBA2015 on Twitter. The categories have been tweaked and updated this year, with some new names and some offering automatic entry into the British Chambers of Commerce awards and the chance to bag a national title. All winners also go forward to next year's City Region Awards. Pryor Marking won the manufacturing and outstanding business awards last year. Juliet Fidorra, of Pryor, said: -We were elated. It raised the company's profile in the local community which, of course, is renowned for manufacturing excellence. -Following our win, John Longworth, director general of the BCC came to visit. Pryor was then entered into the City Region Awards 2015 and won again. It's an achievement that we all take pride in. The judging panel will feature four high profile business people - Jillian Thomas, of Future Life Wealth Management, Yuri Matischen of sports consultancy MLS, Ian Proctor of Sheffield University and Lloyd Snellgrove of Hallam University. Chamber patrons will also be invited on to the panel. The categories are: Business Person, Excellence in Manufacturing, The Next Big Thing, Retail, Excellence in Professional Services, Best use of Technology to Improve Performance, Young Business Person, Business in the Community, Export, Education and Business Partnership Award, People Development, Outstanding Achievements in Sports, Hospitality and Tourism, High Growth Business, Small Business, Outstanding Business.

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