Business Awards shortlist announced

South Yorkshire businesses and individuals will battle for honours at the Barnsley and Rotherham Business Awards ceremony, taking place on Friday, 13th October at Magna, Rotherham.

This year a record number of entries were received, with 128 submissions across all categories, with just 60 being shortlisted for the 12 categories on offer. In addition to this, the Chamber of Commerce Lifetime Achievement Award recipient will be announced on the evening, all applicants are welcome to attend.

The shortlisted applicants in all business award categories have been automatically entered into the much sought-after Universal Components Business of the Year Award, which will recognise one outstanding organisation across all aspects of business.

Chief Executive of Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber of Commerce, Andrew Denniff said, “We’d like thank everyone who submitted entries this year, the standard was particularly high and the judges were faced with some very difficult decisions. Everyone who has secured a place on the shortlist should be proud of their achievements over the past twelve months.

“This year saw a high number of entries submitted, reflecting the sheer the diversity of the local business economy and we look forward to welcoming all the finalists to our celebration evening which takes place at Magna in October.”

The ceremony will also include the annual Salute to Business presentations which celebrate the achievements of our regions long-standing businesses, a special Charity of the Year Award which will see one charity receive £3,000, becoming the Chamber’s Charity of the Year, and the addition of the new Chamber of Commerce Lifetime Achievement Award.

The awards, this year in association with RNN Group, are taking place in Rotherham, where we will be set to celebrate the success of our region.


The nominated finalists are as follows:

Source Academy Apprentice of the Year Award

  • Jacob Fox of Berneslai Homes
  • Liam Benton of Morrison Mears
  • Liam White of Code Green
  • Louie Vint of Universal Components UK Ltd
  • Lucy Cowley of Enzygo Limited


SteelPhalt Harsco Business Community Impact Award

  • Barnsley College: Raising Aspirations Project
  • Hallam FM’s Cash for Kids
  • Newlife Charity
  • Rotherham United Community Sports Trust
  • XPO Logistics


Brook Corporate Developments Business Growth Award

  • Azzure IT
  • Bob’s Business Ltd
  • Enzygo Limited
  • Impelling Solutions Ltd
  • Whitshaw Builders Ltd


Impelling Solutions Business Person of the Year Award

  • Allan Ogle of Hallam FM’s Cash for Kids
  • Craig Such of Azzure IT
  • Dean Arnold of Universal Components UK Ltd
  • Hayley Koseoglu of Crystal Clean Service
  • Steve Jones of Gala Tent, Gala-Performance & Gala Technology (SOTpay)


Rotherham College Digital and Creative Award

  • Active Response Security Services
  • awesome.
  • Euroglaze Ltd
  • Hydra Creative


Enzygo Environmental Commitment Award

  • MGB Plastics
  • Naylor Industries Plc
  • Russell Richardson & Sons Ltd
  • SME Environmental Services
  • The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust


SOTpay Excellence in Customer Service Award

  • Angel Couture by Kay Heeley
  • Bella Eve Boutique
  • Pookie Womenswear
  • Pyronix Ltd
  • Two for Joy Introductions Ltd


Made in Sheffield Manufacturing Excellence Award

  • MGB Plastics
  • PCT
  • Pro Display TM Ltd
  • RTN Clayton Vallely
  • S3 ID Ltd


Enterprising Barnsley Most Promising New Business Award

  • Bliss Internet (Treeton) Ltd
  • Luminous Solutions Ltd
  • Totally Runable Ltd


Rotherham Together Partnership Skills Development Award

  • Bob’s Business Ltd
  • Crystal Clean Service Ltd
  • Morrison Mears
  • Tankersley Manor – QHotels
  • XPO Logistics


Airmaster and Mitsubishi Electric Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Award

  • Cannon Hall Farm
  • Chilli and Grille
  • Museum Sheffield
  • Smallshaw Cottages & Spa
  • Wortley Hall


Chamber’s Charity of the Year – In association with Fortem

  • Barnsley Hospice
  • City Hearts UK
  • Grimm & Co
  • Newlife, the charity for disabled children
  • Support Dogs


Sponsors also include; SUM.AGENCY – Media, Jeremy Neal Funeral Directors and Morthyng Group – Programme, Pyronix Limited – Table/Place Settings, Magna – Pre-Dinner Drinks Reception, REAL Limited – Host and XPO Logistics – Salute to Business.

If you would like to book tickets to join us on the evening please visit alternatively you can contact the Chamber on 01709 386200 or 01226 491421.

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