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Sheffield Chamber of Commerce have now published the 2018 Sheffield Business Awards shortlist.


The judges have put in the hours and come up with a select list of firms in with a chance of glory in November. The ceremony, sponsored by Elevation Recruitment Group, will take place on Thursday, 29 November, in the International Hall at Ponds Forge, Sheffield.


There are 15 categories including Outstanding Business of the Year, sponsored by City Taxis, into which all shortlisted companies are automatically entered.

2018 Shortlist

Best Contribution to Sheffield Visitor Experience, sponsored by Meadowhall

  • Sheffield Theatres
  • The Milestone Group
  • Museums Sheffield
  • Heeley City Farm

Business Person of the Year, sponsored by Shorts Chartered Accountants

  • David Capper - Westfield Health
  • Allan Ogle - Cash for Kids (Bauer Radio's Cash for Kids Charities)
  • Jonathan Seaton - Twinkl Educational Publishing
  • Chloe Watmore - Thermotex Engineering Ltd

Employer of the Year, sponsored by The Sheffield College

  • Wake Smith Solicitors
  • ITI Network Services
  • Office Friendly Dealer Association
  • Twinkl Educational Publishing
  • Thermotex Engineering Ltd
  • HLM Architects

Excellence in Corporate, Social and Environmental Responsibility, sponsored by Evoluted

  • National Centre for Sports and Exercise Medicine
  • Sheffield Sustainable Kitchens
  • EN:Procure Limited

Excellence in International Trade, sponsored by Pricecheck

  • Diamond Dispersions Limited
  • And Other Stories Publishing
  • LabLogic Group Holdings
  • Twinkl Educational Publishing

Excellence in Manufacturing, sponsored by Wake Smith

  • Mayflower Engineering Ltd
  • P&B Metal Components Ltd.
  • BG Engineering Ltd
  • Fernite of Sheffield Ltd
  • MGB Plastics
  • Thermotex Engineering Limited

Excellence in Professional Services, sponsored by Together

  • Professional Energy Purchasing Ltd
  • Evoluted New Media Ltd
  • 3Squared Ltd
  • Wilson Field Group
  • FCS Associates Ltd
  • Shorts Chartered Accountants

High Growth Business of the Year, sponsored by SIV

  • IVS Materials Handling
  • MGB Plastics
  • LabLogic Group Holdings Ltd.
  • Ecus Ltd

Large Business of the Year, sponsored by Simm Engineering Group

  • Utilita Telesales
  • Bluetree Group
  • Doncaster Sheffield Airport
  • VOW Europe Ltd.
  • Pricecheck Toiletries Ltd

SME of the Year, sponsored by Sheffield Business School

  • BetterYou
  • Azzure IT Ltd
  • S4S (UK) Limited
  • The SEO Works Limited
  • LabLogic Group Holdings
  • Fernite of Sheffield Ltd

Special Recognition Award, sponsored by Vine Hotels

  • Sheffield Churches Council for Community Care (SCCCC)
  • Move More Sheffield
  • Gordon Bridge - AES Engineering Ltd
  • RISE Sheffield City Region
  • Grant Thornton UK LLP

The Innovation Award, sponsored by Lupton Fawcett

  • Jonas Hotel (University of Sheffield)
  • ZOO Digital
  • STEPS Rehabilitation
  • SleepCogni
  • City Taxis (Northern Taxis Ltd)
  • LabLogic Group Holdings Ltd.

The Marketing and Communications Award, sponsored by Insight

  • Lambert Smith Hampton
  • Redbrik Estate Agents
  • VOW Europe Ltd.

The Sheffield Universities Enterprise Award

  • Bullion
  • You & Us
  • Food Circle Supermarket
  • Exyo
  • Panjango
  • Tutorful

The awards night consists of a sparkling drinks reception, an exceptional three course meal, first class entertainment and a fantastic atmosphere. This year’s event will be hosted by Dan Walker, BBC Breakfast.

Book your tickets now via the business awards website, visit

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