2023 Celebration of Business Awards Sponsors
Headline and Commitment To People Development Award Sponsor
We are an education and training provider, meeting the needs of thousands of employers, adults and school leavers every year and contributing at the heart of our communities.
With an income of over £36m each year, the RNN Group includes three colleges of career-focused further and higher education and the National Fluid Power Centre. We educate school leavers, undergraduates, employees and those re-joining the workforce.
In total, we employ or engage over 1,000 staff to educate and train over 11,000 people each year, including over 1,400 apprentices.
We work at the centre of our local communities, contributing to civic life and economic renewal. Through events, volunteering and charitable efforts, we reach out to individuals and groups.
From our heartlands in the Sheffield City Region and the East Midlands, we help companies succeed and individuals learn their way to career security, fulfilment and happiness.
Actus Insurance has been created by Sam Leeder and Paul Taylor to provide something new and exciting to the local insurance marketplace. In a period when the choice of brokers is contracting due to ever increasing consolidation, we believe in breaking the status quo to provide a truly high quality service at a reasonable cost.
Apprentice of the Year sponsor Award Sponsor
Our students are at the heart of everything we do. Our outstanding, passionate staff are always striving for excellence and this positive culture has a real impact on the aspirations of our students.
We encourage all our staff and students to dream big and we are proud to say that studying at Barnsley College helps to inspire our learners and transform their lives. Our vision, purpose, values and strategic priorities help to steer the college and ensure that our focus is on helping our students to achieve the very best.
Brook Corporate Developments
Pre-Dinner Drinks Sponsor
Brook Corporate Developments
Brook Corporate Developments are able to provide solutions to suit the needs of your organisation, from smaller intervention singular sessions to extended in-depth projects deeply embedded into your business.
All our projects are bespoke to your exact need, specifically designed for your organisation aimed at enhancing departmental performance and strengthening the growth and profitability of the operation.
Customer Service Sponsor
Owned and operated by the same family since its founding over a decade ago, Dibor prides itself on being a small business with a lot to offer. The close-knit team of specialist staff who work together behind the scenes have an intimate knowledge not only of our products, but everything that’s important to the company’s values. From our hard-working warehouse team to our dedicated personalisation department, we all put our hearts into everything we do.
Enzygo Environmental Consultancy
Sustainability Award Sponsor
Enzygo Environmental Consultancy
We are an independent, multi-disciplinary environmental consultancy with a proven track record of delivering creative, integrated and cost-effective solutions that maximise the potential of development sites.
Our growing team of professionals, including a number with a background in business, local and authority and regulatory organisations, use a collaborative approach to devise solutions that that are respectful of technical and budgetary constraints, comply with industry guidance, whilst also fulfilling planning and commercial aspirations.
We have substantial experience in the delivery of all types of developments, including major infrastructure projects, residential housing schemes and renewable energy programs, across a broad range of environmental disciplines, including Planning, Hydrology and Drainage, Permitting and Regulation, Landscape, Ecology, Transport, Geo-Environmental and Hydrogeology, Noise and Vibration, Air Quality and Arboriculture.
Such is our reputation and knowledge base, we are now often called to give expert witness testimony in more complex planning cases, including many sanctioned by the Secretary of State.
Salute to Business Sponsor
Every supply chain is unique and full of untapped potential.
The supply chain management solutions that we create for you are tailored to your business’s challenges and complexities. We leverage a broad range of capabilities including ecommerce expertise, reverse logistics and manufacturing support to tackle every logistics need, from warehousing to distribution. Ultimately, our goal is simple: to help you adapt and grow with a smarter supply chain.
IT Desk UK
Business Person of the Year
Digital Acceleration. We’re Part of IT
At IT Desk we believe that world class technology and support should be accessible to all businesses.
We serve more than 90 customers, of varying sizes and requirements, across many different sectors. Technology plays a critical role for every one of these clients: it has the power to support their growth and unlock efficiencies and profitability. We see our role as enabling those improvements, delivering IT solutions that transform our client’s business.
Like the pixel in our logo: we’re a small but vital component. We’re integral to your setup. We’re part of your team.
MKB Solicitors has been delivering exceptional legal service at a reasonable price for over 50 years to the people of Barnsley and the South Yorkshire region.
We pride ourselves on having built a team of lawyers that have in-depth expertise in their specialist area but who are also friendly and approachable and listen to what you actually need.
We are here to solve your legal issue.
Our wide-ranging legal team ensure the advice you receive is always specialist. We seek to build long-term relationships so that you can trust we are here for all of life’s hurdles, as and when they arise. We want to ensure you know where to turn.
We offer flexible payment options including fixed fees and payment plans for many of the services we offer, allowing you to budget and remain in control of your legal fees.
Our services are Partner led, assisted by qualified and experienced solicitors and support staff, all with continuous and up-to-date legal training.
We aim to exceed your expectations and deliver timely, client focused, proactive and practical advice.
REAL - Rotherham Enterprise Agency Limited
Rotherham Enterprise Agency Ltd (REAL)
Rotherham Enterprise Agency Ltd (REAL) was established in 1982. It’s primary activity today is managing a property portfolio across both Rotherham and Barnsley housing local start-up and developing businesses.
With over 40 tenant businesses the Agency is a key supporter of the region’s economy and an active and engaged part of the Chamber of Commerce group.
Rotherham Together Partnership
Business Community Impact Award Sponsor
SBD Apparel is a global sportswear brand, founded to design and produce market-leading performance products in conjunction with our team of elite athletes, coaches and health professionals. Our commitment to quality, with manufacturing in the United Kingdom, has allowed our products to develop a reputation for the highest standards among international athletes in strength and fitness sports.
Sheffield Hallam University
Sheffield Hallam University (Higher Skills Higher Growth Project), Most Promising Business of the Year Award
Sheffield Hallam University
Sheffield Hallam University is one of the UK’s largest and most diverse universities: a community of around 35,000 students, 4,500 staff and 295,000 alumni around the globe.
Our mission is simple: we transform lives.
We provide people from all backgrounds with the opportunity to acquire the skills, knowledge and experience to succeed at whatever they choose to do.
As one of the UK’s largest and most progressive universities, our teaching, research and partnerships are characterised by a focus on real world impact – addressing the health, economic and social challenges facing society today.
We are ambitious for our university, our students, our colleagues, our partners, our city and our region. Our vision is to be the world’s leading applied university; showing what a university genuinely focused on transforming lives can achieve.
The Source Skills Academy
Business of the Year Award Sponsor
The Source Skills Academy
To be a leading provider in Sheffield City Region of an all-encompassing training model which accommodates the unique needs of all the communities we serve.
The Source Academy is a leading provider of training development and conferencing facilities for the local community and businesses, including Sheffield, Barnsley and Rotherham.
An approved skills academy for the delivery of apprenticeships nationwide, The Source is working with employers to create the best apprenticeship opportunities for everyone and celebrates success rates that consistently exceed that of national averages.
The Source Skills Academy plays a central part in providing training for inward investors into the region.
Profits are reinvested for long term development, to create a self-sustaining organisation.
It contributes to regional, social and economic regeneration strategies, connecting disadvantaged communities to new economic opportunities, supporting local businesses in their training needs and encouraging inward investment in the sub-region.
RIB Group Ltd
Table Décor Sponsor
RIB Group Ltd
50 years of experience with security
and protection in our core values.
RIB is a part of Global Risk Partners Limited (GRP), one of the UK’s largest independent insurance intermediary groups. As part of GRP we can combine our local, professional service with the resources and negotiating power of a national organisation, to the benefit of our clients.
We arrange insurance for many different kinds of risks covering all market sectors. We arrange Insurance for businesses; Insurance for individuals; and exclusive schemes offering Insurance for High Value Home, Motor and Property Owners.
Insurance can sometimes be complex and often confusing, that’s why RIB Group employs experienced and qualified staff who can advise and guide you on the most appropriate Insurance for your circumstances.
Our special relationship with leading Insurers means we always offer competitive prices and, of course, first class Insurance protection. But, whilst price and cover are important, our philosophy is simple: to provide all our clients with the best advice and the best service when they need it most.
Whatever your Insurance needs, you’ll find RIB Group eager to help.
For a no-obligation discussion about your Insurance needs, contact RIB Group today
The University of Sheffield
Charity of the Year Award Sponsor
The University of Sheffield has a proud history of discovery, innovation and social change. In 1930, we pioneered the very first medical use of penicillin, while more recently our researchers developed a lifesaving drug for the treatment of ovarian and breast cancer.
Our motto “Rerum Cognoscere Causas” (to discover the causes of things), is as relevant today as when we were founded in 1905. However, the world is now a very different place. As the world has evolved, so have we. As we have grown, so have our ambitions. Now we don’t just want to understand the world, we want to change it. We believe in bold action and are unified in the knowledge that we can transform the world we live in for the better.
Today, we are pioneering research into sustainable farming to safeguard the world’s food supply, recreating the interiors of the Chernobyl and Fukushima nuclear reactors to aid the clean-up process, and working with the world’s biggest social media companies to protect vulnerable users from harmful content.
We’re focused on equipping our students for life after Sheffield and our outstanding research-led teaching is empowering the next generation of global citizens. Our students have gone on to be bestselling authors, gold medal-winning Olympians and even groundbreaking astronauts.
We’re proud of the difference we’ve made and continue to make. But we’ll never stop exploring new ways to do more.
Our academic thought, research, and creativity energise the world around us. This starts right here in our home city of Sheffield. We care deeply about this place. Its spirit fuels our people. Just like Sheffield, we were forged and shaped by invention. We push, we explore, we innovate, we define. We make things, and we make things happen. It’s who we are.
Yet we’ve always looked to the wider world for inspiration and collaboration, welcoming students and staff from over 140 countries and nurturing research and alumni links across the world. These partnerships not only provide international opportunities for our people but also drive investment locally. This is a global university. Not just in our outlook, not just in our ambition, but in the challenges we tackle every day.
None of this would be possible without our outstanding people, who drive our progress. Their innovation and initiative take the world in new directions: from developing the first new compound to kill antibiotic-resistant superbugs in 50 years, to powering industrial innovation and securing jobs through the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre. It’s our people who are unlocking the potential of the next generation with inspirational teaching and cutting-edge apprenticeships focused on the skills of the future.
The sense of community spirit here at Sheffield is like no other. Our staff and students work together. They support and inspire one another. Our diverse and inclusive community brings together different views, approaches and insights, leading to richer, more creative and innovative teaching and research.
We know that to remain a world-class university we must be a truly inclusive university. This is why our ‘One University’ ethos is central to our vision.