And the winners are...
The best in business were crowned at a glittering gala celebration event in Sheffield.
More than 700 guests cheered the victors as they lifted trophies at a ceremony at Ponds Forge International Sport Centre.
Scores of companies had entered the 14 categories before judges whittled it down to a 60-strong shortlist.
Their final decisions were announced on a night hosted by BBC Look North legend Harry Gration.
James Mitchinson, editor of The Star, said: “It is an honour and a privilege to be involved in an evening which honours so much outstanding activity.
“This prestigious event, in partnership with Sheffield Chamber, is seen as the premier business recognition ceremony.”
Best use of Technology to Improve Business Performance Award, sponsored by Rare Creative: SleepCogni
Business in the Community, sponsored by Meadowhall: Sheffield Credit Union
Outstanding Achievements in Sports, Hospitality and Tourism Award, sponsored by Fitness Unlimited: Sheffield United FC
The Academy for Chief Executives Small Business of the Year: Redbrik Estate Agents
The Best Western Cutlers Hotel Education and Business Partnership Award: Sheffield United Community Foundation
The Doncaster Sheffield Airport High Growth Business of the Year: Diamond Dispersions Ltd
The Learning Unlimited Young Business Person of the Year: James Bird - SleepCogni
The Lupton Fawcett Next Big Thing Award: QUBA
The REDBRIK Excellence in Professional Services Award: The SEO Works Ltd
The Shorts Accountants Business Person of the Year Award: Marie Cooper - Parker President
The Wake Smith Excellence in Manufacturing Award: Parker President
The People Development Award: Office Friendly
Export Business of the Year, sponsored by South Yorkshire International Trade Centre: Pricecheck Toiletries Limited
Outstanding Business of the Year, sponsored by Sheffield Chamber of Commerce & Industry and The Star: Parker President
The Sheffield Chamber Charity of the Year: St Luke’s