Applications are now closed. The 2021 shortlist will be announced on the 15th November.

Why apply for a Sheffield Business Award? 

Free marketing and brand exposure 

Even if you are just shortlisted your company name will get put in front of hundreds of businesses across Sheffield and beyond. The awards are one of the most talked about events of the year and your company name will be talked about and featured iacross media.

A great benchmarking tool 

The application process for entering an award can often force you to look at your business from a different perspective and compare yourself to your competitors.

Free to apply 

The awards are free to enter and open to any Sheffield Chamber member or business based in Sheffield.

Increases your business credibility

A business award win or shortlising can act as a 3rd party endorsement for your business. Which is great for driving sales and showcasing your services. 

Increases employee motivation

Being shortlisted or winning recognises the hard work and achievements of your employees, helping boost staff morale and improve motivation.

Attracts talent and business

By winning can attract the talent you need to push your business forward. Winning an award will also stand you out from your competition.  

How do you apply? 

  1. Please register or login to the Sheffield Business Awards Website.
  2. Once your account has been created you will gain access to all award applications.
  3. Applications can be saved and be returned to for completion at a later date.
  4. Once complete please submit the application using the 'Submit' button at the bottom of the application. Once submitted the applications cannot be amended so please ensure it is fully complete. Applications to more then one category can be submitted.

Click here to see the 2021 award categories and apply!

Terms & Conditions

  1. The Awards are open to any business based in Sheffield and all members of Sheffield Chamber of Commerce, and are free to enter. 
  2. All applications must be submitted using the official online entry forms via No word documents, pdfs, faxed, posted, or emailed forms will be accepted.
  3. Entries must be in English.
  4. Applicants must be authorised to enter their organisation into the awards programme.
  5. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide the relevant information for their entry, which will become the property of Sheffield Chamber of Commerce and will not be returned. Text and information from the application may be used on the night or in correspondence about the event, and Sheffield Chamber reserve the right to use such information. 
  6. By submitting an application, your details will be passed onto judges and partners involved with the awards.
  7. By entering the competition the winner agrees to participate in such promotional activity and material as Sheffield Chamber of Commerce may require.
  8. Incomplete entries will not be judged.
  9. Entry to more than one category is permitted.
  10. The organisers reserve the right to audit any or all information supplied by an entrant and each entrant agrees to assist the organisers and/ or judges in any such audit in every way possible.
  11. For any applicant knowingly providing false information on their application, the organisers reserve the right to withdraw any award to that organisation, to publicise the withdrawal, and present the award to another applicant.
  12. The shortlisting of an application does not include any complimentary places at the Sheffield Business Awards. By entering and therefore potentially being shortlisted for any category your organisation is committing to purchasing at least 1 ticket to the Sheffield Business Awards.
  13. Winning entries may be publicised. Applicants are responsible for making appropriate arrangements to protect any intellectual property associated with their application.

Showcasing your achievement

  1. All shortlisted companies will be provided with an email footer that can be used by their company.
  2. All winners will be provided with an email footer that can be used by their company.
  3. Entry does not grant an organisation rights to use the Awards’ name, logo or images without the express written approval of the Sheffield Chamber of Commerce and unLTD.


  1. Each category will be judged by an independent panel of judges. The judges reserve the right to alter award categories in the light of entries received. They reserve the right to cancel an awards category.
  2. No documentation in addition to the official online application form can be submitted. 
  3. The Sheffield Chamber of Commerce reserve the right to withdraw an award from any applicant supplying false information within their entry. Judges reserve the right to audit any information supplied. Judges will choose a shortlist of up to 6 companies which will include one winner. Some awards will have a shortlist or 3, 4, or 5.
  4. All shortlisted companies will be notified by email from the Sheffield Business Awards organisers.
  5. All unsuccessful applicants will also be notified by the Sheffield Business Awards organisers, by email.
  6. Judges may contact the person submitting the application by telephone to verify any detail. This in no way implies that your organisation has been shortlisted.
  7. All companies who are shortlisted may be invited to Sheffield Chamber for an interview and/or judges may organise a site visit to shortlisted work premise. This in no way implies that your organisation is a winner.
  8. The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into either before or after the awards ceremony.
  9. Award winners will be announced at the Awards Dinner on Thursday 9th December 2021.
  10. The Sheffield Business Awards organisers, nor employees of any party involved in organising or promoting the event, have any influence on the judges’ decisions.

Attendance at the event:

  1. All shortlisted organisations are expected to purchase at least one ticket to attend the event as detailed in the Terms and Conditions.
  2. Organisers reserve the right to refuse admission to individuals or organisations to the awards ceremony or to remove any persons deemed to be acting inappropriately.
  3. By registering and completing an entry for the Awards you agree to these terms and conditions.

This competition is being run by Sheffield Chamber of Commerce and unLTD.