Celebrate all that’s good about your business by entering this year’s Barnsley and Rotherham Business Awards.


Join us as we recognise our region’s best in business. Book your place today at one of our region’s most prestigious business events.


Raise your profile in front of over 500 guests at the awards ceremony, as well as gaining press exposure before and after the event.


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Business Awards – Top Tips

Look what you are good at, what you’ve achieved and your key activities – then choose a category that fits you best.

Start early! An entry takes time so make sure you allow yourself plenty of time so you are not rushed.

Plan your entries – Source the information you need and identify who can help before you start.

Try not to get side-tracked – Keep checking the criteria to make sure your entry is relevant and you understand what the judges are looking for.

Evidence – Don’t make sweeping statements you can’t verify. Use figures, statistics and testimonials to back up your achievements.

Keep to the word count. It’s there for a reason, so make sure you don’t exceed it!

If you are entering more than one award don’t use the same entry. You may be able to reuse some information but it is unlikely the criteria will be the same.

Keep it simple – Try avoiding jargon and unexplained acronyms. Remember, you are an expert in your business, the judges might not be.

Check, check and check again. Leave your entry for a few days and look over it with fresh eyes or better yet, get someone else to check over it.

Make sure you can meet the deadline – Don’t leave it until the last minute and waste your efforts!

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What others are saying

We had a fantastic night and to be presented with the two awards, Business Person of the Year and Business of the Year, was absolutely amazing, we are still in shock!
Simon Dennis, Managing Director Palmer Construction & Sons Ltd
What a fantastic evening on Friday! We had such a great time and were delighted to have won the award for most promising new business!
Carly Fallon The Cowlick Creamery
Thank you for a wonderful evening at the 2015 Barnsley and Rotherham Business awards. It was good to celebrate the success of so many businesses and individuals from our area
Mayor of Rotherham
We had a great time, as did our guests, and everything ran very smoothly.
Ben McFeely MKB Solicitors LLP