Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber Reveals Shortlist for 2023 Barnsley and Rotherham Business Awards

In an announcement to the South Yorkshire business community, Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber of Commerce unveiled the eagerly anticipated shortlist for the 2023 Barnsley and Rotherham Business Awards – A Celebration of Business. This prestigious event, a cornerstone of the local business calendar, is set to dazzle attendees as it returns to the iconic Magna Science Adventure Centre on the evening of 3rd November. 

The evening will see 39 remarkable businesses from South Yorkshire find themselves in contention for these coveted awards. The awards are a testament to the Chamber’s commitment to celebrating the outstanding contributions of local businesses in Barnsley and Rotherham, showcasing the entrepreneurship and innovation of the business community. 

Carrie Sudbury, CEO of Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber of Commerce, emphasised the importance of this event, stating, “I extend my congratulations to each and every business that has earned a place on this year’s shortlist. The level of excellence displayed in all applications received, across all categories, was truly exceptional, presenting our judges with the challenging task of making their selections. I eagerly anticipate the pleasure of welcoming you all to our celebration evening this coming November.

“Our Business Awards provides an occasion to shine a spotlight on those companies and individuals who have demonstrated a dedication to their businesses and our communities, over the past year. The awards are an opportunity for our business community to come together and celebrate the achievements of our very best.”

Sponsored by RNN Group, the awards evening promises to be an unforgettable experience, with nine distinct awards to be presented. These awards will commend those who have demonstrated excellence in areas such as Sustainability, Commitment to People Development, Business Growth, and Business Community Impact. Furthermore, five local charities have been shortlisted for the highly sought Charity of the Year award, which includes a valuable cash prize and ongoing support in 2023/24 as Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber’s “Charity of the Year”. 

The 2023 awards will also shine a spotlight on individual achievements, with the highly anticipated Apprentice of the Year and Business Person of the Year awards. These accolades recognise the dedication of individuals who have made significant contributions to their organisations and the wider business landscape. 

In what promises to be an evening like no other, attendees can anticipate a packed program of entertainment and exciting surprises throughout the night. Additionally, the Barnsley and Rotherham Business Awards will pay tribute to longstanding businesses in the region, celebrating their milestone anniversaries in 2023. 

With the shortlist now revealed, anticipation for the 2023 Barnsley and Rotherham Business Awards is at an all-time high with tickets set to sell out fast. 

As the business community comes together to honour excellence and achievement, this event promises to be a true Celebration of Business. 

Tickets for the evening can be booked via the Chamber’s website. For more information, visit 

Apprentice of the Year Award Shortlist (Alphabetical order)

  • Bartosz Pilarzcyk – Fresh-Pak Chilled Foods Ltd
  • Harry Walker – Total Training Provision
  • Jasmine Harrison – Equans
  • Kamran Hussain – Equans
  • Tom Goodall – SS Systems Ltd

Business Community Impact Award Shortlist (Alphabetical order)

  • Enviro Electronics
  • Equans
  • FareShare Yorkshire
  • Make Your Mark UK
  • Wentworth Woodhouse Preservation Trust

Business Growth Award Shortlist (Alphabetical order) 

  • Grassroots Sports Academy Ltd
  • LensGo Visual Media
  • New Design Windows
  • SMH Group
  • Warwick Ward (Machinery) Limited

Business Person of the Year Award Shortlist (Alphabetical order) 

  • Hayley Koseoglu – iekos
  • Jason Mace – Gala Technology
  • Nicky Thomas – The Growth Community
  • Rob Shaw – Glu Recruit
  • Stuart Turner – LensGo Visual Media

Charity of the Year Award Shortlist (Alphabetical order) 

  • Barnsley FC Community Trust
  • FareShare Yorkshire
  • Rotherham United Community Trust
  • YWCA Yorkshire

Commitment to People Development Award Shortlist (Alphabetical order) 

  • Equans
  • Hine Labels Ltd
  • IT Desk (UK) Ltd
  • Taattoo Ltd
  • Total Training Provision

Excellence in Customer Service Award Shortlist (Alphabetical order) 

  • Enhance Skin Health Ltd
  • IT Desk (UK) Ltd
  • MCi 4 Service Ltd
  • Osborne Technologies
  • Raspberry Flamingo Copywriting & Content Marketing

Most Promising New Business Award Shortlist (Alphabetical order) 

  • Coven Barnsley
  • Gala Education & Marketing
  • Jiggle
  • NAM – Tiny Rockets
  • Trust Education Limited

Sustainability Award Shortlist (Alphabetical order) 

  • Andel Ltd
  • Cranswick Convenience Foods
  • KCM Waste Management
  • Professional Energy Purchasing Ltd
  • Wentworth Woodhouse

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