Eight hundred and ninety people will be at the Sheffield Business Awards ceremony for the celebration of the year.
The sell-out gala event is set to cap a brilliant year in business for the city – and kick off the festive season in style.
Revellers will gather in the International Hall, at Ponds Forge, Sheffield, on Thursday December 7 to hear the winners in 14 categories – and one hailed Outstanding Business of the Year.
It is organised by Sheffield Chamber and backed by The Star as media partner and is in its 16th year.
Look North legend Harry Gration returns as host for the third time.
Comedian Jo Caulfield will provide the entertainment. She has worked on some big shows, and with some of the biggest names, in British comedy including Mock The Week, Never Mind The Buzzcocks and Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow.
Elevation Recruitment Group returns as headline sponsor for the eighth consecutive year.
Greg Parkinson, founder and chief executive, said: “These awards are an opportunity to showcase and celebrate how Sheffield continues to forge successful businesses that go on to represent this city on a regional, national and international stage.
“It is also a time for the business community to come together, not only to celebrate the accomplishments of those shortlisted and the deserving winners of each category, but also to mark the fact that we all continue to play a vital role in the success of our region and that its future achievements will be built on the foundations we lay today.”
The Vine Hotels Special Recognition Award
The Wake Smith Excellence in Manufacturing Award
The Shorts Chartered Accountants Business Person of the Year
The Sheffield College Employer of the Year
The Lupton Fawcett Innovation Award
The Sheffield Business School SME of the Year
Best Contribution to Sheffield Visitor Experience, sponsored by Meadowhall
High Growth Business of the Year Award, sponsored by SIV
Excellence in International Trade Award
Excellence in Professional Services Award, sponsored by Together
The Evoluted Excellence in Corporate, Social and Environmental Responsibility Award
The Grey Matter Marketing and Communications Award
The Simm Engineering Group Large Business of the Year
The Sheffield Universities Enterprise Award – Sheffield Hallam University and The University of Sheffield
The City Taxis Outstanding Business of the Year
Headline Sponsor – Elevation Recruitment Group
Drinks reception – Doncaster Sheffield Airport.
Website sponsor – Rare.
Lloyd Snellgrove, Ian Proctor, Jillian Thomas, Alan Lyons, Anne Wilson.