The “best of the best” were crowned at the very first Sheffield City Region Business Awards last night.
A gala presentation evening at Ponds Forge sports centre honoured 13 companies and individuals judged to be ‘first among winners’ of the five main regional business awards.
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The black tie event was attended by hundreds, including the heads of all four Chambers of Commerce, the Lord Mayor of Sheffield, senior figures from Sheffield College and Hallam University and industry leaders.
The Star editor, Jeremy Clifford, said: “Tonight wasthe showcase for the best of the best.
“You are all already winners in your respective towns and regions.
“We at Sheffield Newspapers have been working with the Chambers of Commerce to stage this event which I believe properly reflects the progress this region has made. And I am confident this will be the first of many celebration events to come.”
The ceremony was hosted by BBC Look North presenter Clare Frisby, while the speaker was Sir Howard Davies, former deputy governor of the Bank of England.
Results: Manufacturing: Newburgh Engineering; Entrepreneur/Businessperson: Dr Sipra Deb of the Play Arena; Top SME: Inspirepac; Export: New Era Aquaculture; Business Start up: Colour Mobile VMS; Dealmakers: Barber Harrison and Platt; Environmental: Stagecoach; Employer of the Year: Greenbank; Young business person of the year: Lewis Bowen; Digital Communication: Rare Creative; Community: Team Activ; Design&Innovation: S3 ID; Customer Service: Westfield.
* Full details of all our winners will be published in a special edition of The Star Business on Wednesday, July 17, 2013.