Shortlist announced for regions top Awards

Local businesses and individuals across South Yorkshire will battle for honours at the 2016 Barnsley and Rotherham Business Awards ceremony, taking place on Friday, 14th October at Magna Science Adventure Centre.

This year a record number of entries were received, with over 100 submissions for these prestigious awards, which will see companies and individuals recognised in 11 categories as well as the overall Palmer Construction Business of the Year 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.

Chief Executive of Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber of Commerce, Andrew Denniff said, “We are once again looking forward to the evening where we will be returning to Magna in Rotherham. This is a major event for the Chamber and this year is no exception with a tremendous response from local businesses.

This year the number of entries exceeded our expectations, but the increasing quality has meant short-listing for our judges has made for some difficult decision making, even before the winners are selected”.

The ceremony will also include the annual Salute to Business presentations that celebrate the achievements of long-standing businesses. Also there will be the Charity of the Year presentation which will award a member Charity £3000 in prize money.


The nominated finalists are as follows:

The Enterprising Barnsley Most Promising New Business Award

  • Bliss Internet
  • Hatfield Energy Ltd
  • Jump Inc.
  • Teach 24 Yorkshire Ltd
  • Wool Couture Ltd


The RNN Training Business Growth Award

  • Capital B Media
  • Crystal Clean Service Ltd
  • Enzygo Limited
  • Roy Hatfield
  • Tadano UK Ltd


The Rotherham Together Partnership Business Community Impact Award

  • Berneslai Homes
  • Rotherham United CST
  • Team Katalyst
  • Visualised it Video Production
  • XPO Logistics


The Brook Corporate Developments Manufacturing Excellence Award

  • Building Product Solutions
  • Numill Ltd
  • Spin Print Solutions
  • Stelrad Limited
  • The RTN Group


The Steelphalt Harsco Design and Innovation in Business Award

  • ALcontrol Laboratories
  • All Dry Damp Proofing Ltd
  • DEB Chartered Accountants
  • Spin Print Solutions
  • Vertex Access


The Academy for Chief Executives Business Person of the Year Award

  • Joada Allen-Booth – Visualised it Video Production
  • Lisa Pogson – Airmaster Air Conditioning Ltd
  • Lynne Darwin – Building Product Solutions
  • Matt Travis – Enzygo Limited
  • Michelle Bailey – Active Response Security


The ASD/RUFC Excellence in International Trade Award

  • Numill Ltd
  • Tadano UK Ltd
  • Universal Components UK Ltd

In this category the judges felt only three companies met the criteria for this award. All three shortlisted companies submitted entries of a very high calibre.


The Jeremy Neal Skills Development Award

  • ALcontrol Laboratories
  • Jump Inc.
  • Merlinsoft Ltd
  • The Source Skills Academy
  • XPO Logistics


The Airmaster Air Conditioning and Mitsubishi Digital and Creative Award

  • Active Response Security
  • Claydon Accountancy Ltd
  • DEB Chartered Accountants
  • Hydra Creative Ltd
  • Spin Print Solutions


The Julie Kenny CBE, DL Apprentice of the Year Award

  • Ben Abraham – Merlinsoft Ltd
  • Cory Hampson – Berneslai Homes
  • Kairon Flowers – Interserve Learning & Employment
  • Molly Charlesworth – Magna
  • Ricky Curtis – Palmer Construction Ltd


The Visit Rotherham Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Award

  • Calypso Cove Waterpark
  • Carlton Park Hotel
  • Jump Inc.
  • Sloanes of Wickersley
  • Smallshaw Farm Cottages


The Secure Power Charity of the Year Award

  • Barnsley Hospice
  • BTRS – Brain Tumour Research and Support Across Yorkshire
  • Hallam FM’s Cash for Kids
  • Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children
  • The Rotherham Hospice


The winning Charity will receive a cheque for £3,000 and a trophy from the award sponsor – Secure Power. Each shortlisted charity will receive a minimum of £250.00.

For more information or to book your place at this year’s event contact the Chamber on 01709 386200 or 01226 308444.

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