Applications Open

6th September 2022

Applications Close

10th October 2022

Shortlist Announced

3rd November 2022

Awards Night

8th December 2022

Event Organisers 

Headline Sponsor

CMS
The Awards Night

Celebrating the best of Sheffield Business

Join us on the night for celebration and culinary delights. This combined with shortlisted companies, our sponsors and partners and the cities ‘great and good’, ensure a fantastic night out and networking opportunity.

Places to the event are limited. Bookings will open in November. 

2022 Award Categories 

The Visionary – Creative Impact Award

This award recognises a business or organisation specialising in creative services, such as design, marketing, film, architecture, and the arts, which has delivered a creative project or campaign that has made a true impact on their client, the target market and/or overall commercial performance.

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The Planet Saver – Green Business of The Year

This award recognises and rewards a business that has shown an outstanding commitment to managing its environmental impact.

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The Innovator – Best New Product/Service

This award identifies and rewards the company which has launched the most innovative product or service within the last 12 months. Judges will consider all aspects of an innovative new product/service, including its USP, market disruption, the potential for further growth and profitability.

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The Above and Beyonder – Best Professional Services Company

This award is all about delighting customers. Entrants must outline how they have shown excellence in their specific sector and demonstrate how they have planned for future growth.

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The Automator – Best Use of Technology

This award recognises a business or organisation that has made exceptional use of technology to enhance workplace productivity and has positively impacted employees, customers, and overall commercial performance.

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Start-Up Business of The Year

This award recognises a new business that has turned an idea into a successful business venture, disrupting the industry in which they operate and already making a positive contribution to the economy of Sheffield.

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Social Impact Award – Best Non-Profit/Charity/Social Enterprise

This award recognises a non-profit organisation, charity or social enterprise that has significantly contributed toward positive social impact in Sheffield.

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Sheffield Maker – Manufacturing Company of the Year

This award recognises a company demonstrating an efficient and innovative approach to manufacturing. Exhibiting growth, improved commercial performance, increased market share and operational effectiveness.

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Scale-Up Award – Best Business Growth

This award recognises a business that has experienced exceptional growth in the past year, positively contributing to the economy of Sheffield. Entrants must demonstrate the highest levels of growth underpinned by a sustainable business model for future expansion and stability.

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Employer of the Year

This award recognises an organisation that excels in offering the most comprehensive work environment, either through the implementation of a learning and development culture, staff incentive schemes, recognition/remuneration & retention packages or health and wellbeing initiatives.

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Cultural Vibrancy Award

This award recognises an individual, business, organisation, community group, or initiative that has made a significant impact on Sheffield through arts, culture or events. The award gives recognition to those who have played a part in promoting the narrative of Sheffield as a fantastic place to live, work and invest.

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Small Business of the Year

This award will recognise a small-medium sized business, employing up to 100 full-time staff and not exceeding a £25 million annual turnover, that has achieved consistent growth backed by a strong financial performance.

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Large Business of the Year

This award will recognise a large organisation, employing over 100 full-time members of staff and/or has an annual turnover of +£25 million, that has achieved consistent growth backed by a strong financial performance.

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Best Entrepreneur Award

This award recognises enterprising and visionary individuals who are making waves in their industry and achieving high levels of commercial success through a culture of innovation and inspirational leadership.

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High Street Hero Award

This award recognises an independent retail, hospitality or leisure business that is playing a vital role in supporting the high street experience in Sheffield.

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