Our sponsors play a vital role in the annual Barnsley and Rotherham Business Awards and their support is invaluable. Each year we welcome 14 awards sponsors as well as our general event sponsors.
2019 Business Awards Sponsors
AAG IT Services Ltd
AYRE is fast becoming one of the North’s leading providers of Event Production Services, Dry-Hire AV Equipment, Interactive Event Solutions and Live Video Conferencing and Streaming Solutions.
We know that every single event has a different objective, budget, and brand; and we work seamlessly alongside you and your team to deliver the event that you imagined within the budget you are working with.
Pre-dinner Drinks Reception Sponsor
Rated outstanding by Ofsted, Barnsley College offers education and training for everyone, including apprenticeships, full and part-time vocational courses, A Levels and Higher Education.
The College is a proud patron of Barnsley and Rotherham Chamber of Commerce and has an extensive range of training options for businesses.
Bradmarsh Business Park in Rotherham is a modern property, providing both serviced and managed offices for rent as well as light industrial units, studio space and workshops.
Our business park is neatly presented, with ample parking for customers and their employees, a café and a dedicated on-site team to support your business.
The individual business units range in size from 320 – 1,500 square feet (29 – 139 square metres).
Brook Corporate Developments Limited
Excellence in Customer Service Award Sponsor
Brook Corporate Developments
We enjoy helping businesses to develop and succeed and sharing that feeling of success with them.
We do this by providing them with the support and specialist skills and experience which they may not have within their own business, offering a sounding board for new ideas, challenging the thoughts of their organisation’s decision makers; helping to develop their staff and also making the services that we offer more accessible by helping them to get financial support towards the costs.
Our team of experts provide coaching, mentoring, skills training, advice and implementation services and specialisms including strategy, business planning, rapid improvement, growth, leadership/cultural change, lean and agile processes, operational and back office improvement, talent management, quality, health, safety and environmental. ISO systems, Sage and accounts training, finance, sales and marketing, international trade, supply chain, product design, software solutions, and if you can’t actually identify the expertise you require, well we probably know a man who can!
Charity of the Year Award Sponsor
Fortem works as a property solutions provider in over 165,000 homes and properties across the UK and delivers services to over 500,000 people. Creating a legacy in local communities is at the heart of our business, last year we invested £1.2m in local community projects through volunteering, supplying materials and fundraising.
While predominantly providing maintenance services for social housing partners, Fortem’s market also includes public buildings, blue light services and education. In addition, Fortem has industry-leading Energy Services expertise, specialising in making homes more energy efficient and cheaper and easier to heat, helping families out of fuel poverty and reducing carbon emissions.
Finance For Enterprise
Marketing Campaign of the Year Award Sponsor
Finance For Enterprise
“Finance For Enterprise is a responsible and ethical lender to business”.
Finance For Enterprise was founded in 1985 with support from British Rail Engineering and operated as a business loan fund and enterprise agency initially in and around Doncaster as Donbac.
In the 1990s the loan fund was widened to incorporate a wider geographical area and today, coverage extends to all South Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, East Yorkshire and The Humber.
Finance For Enterprise has constantly adapted to the ever-changing business support environment and continues to play a vital role in the region, supporting businesses and partner organisations.
Finance For Enterprise is:
- A responsible finance provider, specialising in lending to businesses unable to access mainstream or bank finance, with loans up to £250,000.
- A British Business Bank appointed Fund Manager for the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund.
- A delivery partner of the Start Up Loans Programme.
- A regulated lender under the Enterprise Finance Guarantee (EFG) Scheme.
Gibson Booth Business Solutions & Insolvency
Most Promising New Business Award Sponsor
Launchpad is a fully funded business support programme delivered across the Sheffield City Region that brings together a wide range of start-up services including workshops, events and one to one support. It is a fully inclusive programme designed to help ambitious entrepreneurs set up and run successful businesses and support SMEs to take the next step and grow their business.
Since Launchpad began in April 2016 we have provided over 45,000 hours of support and helped almost 5,000 people to realise their dream of running their own successful business. There is no cost to the individual or business as Launchpad is fully funded by the European Regional Development Fund and its partners.
VIP Area Sponsor
An event at Magna is one nobody can forget. Only Magna has the space, the imagination and the flexibility to give you what you want in an awesome venue.
Apprentice of the Year Award Sponsor
A division of the revolutionary Masonite organisation, and one of the UK’s leading door manufacturers, Masonite UK is proud to provide the industry with one of the most extensive door collections in the country.
In creating our products, we’ve ensured that exceptional design is matched with solid customer-focused performance and service. From bespoke, premium products to large volume and easy to install, Masonite UK deliver product solutions that work harmoniously across the entire home or work space.
Host and Entertainment Sponsor
MKB Solicitors have been delivering exceptional legal service at a reasonable price for over 50 years in Barnsley and the South Yorkshire region.
We pride ourselves on having built a team of lawyers that have in-depth expertise in their specialist legal area but who are also friendly and approachable and listen to what our clients actually need. We offer market leading services in the areas of Family Law, Property, Commercial, Wills, Trusts & Future Planning, Personal Injury, Employment and Dispute Resolution.
MKB Solicitors are proud to be here for all your legal needs.
National Fluid Power Centre
Excellence in Manufacturing Award Sponsor
National Fluid Power Centre (NFPC)
We are the UK’s No.1 training provider for Integrated Systems Engineering, offering our services to over 300 major companies both across the UK and Internationally.
The NFPC is a BFPA certified CETOP Education Centre and is an approved training provider for many ‘blue chip’, industry leading corporations. The Centre employs Training Engineers who have many years of Industry experience, offering support and advice to all who attend our Training Courses.
The Centre has 3 fully equipped technical centres with over 3 million pounds worth of up to date equipment supplied to us by our Industry Partners.
Having gained ISO9001-2015 approval, the NFPC is at the forefront of approved training facilities, ensuring a close working relationship with a number of Industry Trade Associations. In addition to the standard package, the Centre offers scope for technical Seminars and corporate events for all organisations.
Commitment to People Development Award Sponsor
RNN Training serves communities across South Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire and is part of the RNN Group, which includes Rotherham College, North Notts College, Dearne Valley College and University Centre Rotherham, as well as several training providers.
The RNN Group is proud to be a patron of the Barnsley and Rotherham Chamber of Commerce.
Rotherham Enterprise Agency Limited
Rotherham Enterprise Agency Limited
Rotherham Together Partnership
Workplace Wellbeing Award Sponsor
Rotherham Together Partnership
Rotherham Together Partnership (RTP) brings together the borough’s public bodies, private sector partners and voluntary and community sector organisations to work collaboratively on projects and initiatives that benefit local people and help to make Rotherham a place where people want to live, work, study, invest or visit.
In March 2017, RTP launched the Rotherham Plan 2025, which sets out an ambitious programme of joint working, based around the following “game changers”:
- Building stronger communities – active, engaged citizens living and working in harmony, with a shared sense of community spirit
- Town centre – a vibrant town centre where people feel safe and there is lots to do and see
Skills and employment – a borough with highly skilled people who have access to good and sustainable work
- Integrated health and social care – people enjoy the best possible mental and physical health, enabling them to live happy and fulfilling lives
- A place to be proud of – Rotherham people are proud of a place that is celebrated for its heritage and natural beauty; and seen as forward-thinking and ambitious
Business Person of the Year Award Sponsor
We’re not your average accountancy firm. We’re a team of specialists all pulling in the same direction. With a long-standing heritage of over 125 years, we’ve grown from a local business to a nationally recognised award-winning firm.
We’re home to some incredible expertise – specialists have come to us from some of the world’s leading firms, bringing years of experience that they have shared and continue to hone.
Today, we’re recognised as an award-winning, leading regional firm, that’s not just delivering, but that innovates; using deep knowledge, technology and expertise to find new ways to make our clients’ business better and their personal finances stronger.
Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber of Commerce
Lifetime Achievement Award Sponsor
Collectively Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber of Commerce has been supporting the local economy and facilitating individual and business success since 1882.
We believe Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber has a key role to play in a new era of civic leadership and we turn to the county’s most successful businesses to shape the future of the region’s economy.