The event was last year held for the second time in Barnsley, which proved to be an award winning evening for many businesses and individuals. We are pleased to announce for this year’s awards we will return to Rotherham and the event will again be held at the Magna Science Adventure Centre on Friday, 14th October 2016.
Last year we saw over 120 entries in the 10 categories and companies can this year enter the awards from 6th June 2016. This year along with the 10 awards from the previous year we have introduced a Tourism, Leisure or Hospitality award, which will be awarded to a business that goes to extraordinary effort to provide more than is expected to their visitors. Entry is open to all members of the Chamber and for the first time ever all businesses with an ‘S’ postcode will be able to enter the awards.
Andrew Denniff, Chamber Chief Executive said, “This is our once a year opportunity to celebrate all that is best in Business Innovation, Enterprise and Growth across our region. I would encourage as many businesses and individuals as possible to consider putting their names forward and get yourselves recognised for your tremendous achievements over the past few months”.
Once again the Chamber will award a member charity the status of Charity of the Year and will recognise five longstanding businesses during our Salute to Business at the start of the evening.
This year’s categories are:
- Most Promising New Business
- Business Growth
- Business Community Impact
- Excellence in Manufacturing
- Design & Innovation in Business
- Business Person of the Year
- Skills Development
- Excellence in International Trade
- Digital & Creativity in Business
- Apprentice of the Year
- Tourism, Leisure or Hospitality
This year’s awards is in association with the RNN Group (Rotherham and North Notts Group), which includes the following organisations: Rotherham College, North Notts College, RNN Training, NFPC, Charnwood Training and Create Skills.
John Connolly, Chief Executive RNN Group comments: “The RNN Group are proud to sponsor the Barnsley and Rotherham Business Awards as we feel it’s important to recognise and celebrate local businesses and their achievements”
Sponsorship opportunities for the Business Awards are available from £1,500 (plus VAT).