Kate Stephenson is events manager for Sheffield Chamber of Commerce, and chair of the Inspiring Women forum. The Chamber provides business advice, training, events and support to companies of all sizes. Kate is originally from London but now lives in Barnsley with her partner of 12 years, a teacher. Kate’s father was born in Yorkshire, so she’s got Yorkshire blood, but has yet to drop her ‘rs’ from words like bath and laugh despite colleagues’ friendly jibes.
The main reason I love Ponds Forge is it being its home to The Sheffield Business Awards. The glittering black tie dinner is a celebration of business success, attracting about 1,000 people for one night in December. This event is time consuming and sometimes stressful, but so much fun. David and Lisa at Ponds Forge are exceptional, and we all work so well together as a team. Ponds Forge is also where I spend every Monday night, playing my beloved sport of netball.