The best of Sheffield business was celebrated last night at the Sheffield Business Awards 2022.

The event, held at Peddler Warehouse in Neepsend, saw hundreds of people gather together to honour the companies and individuals making waves in the Sheffield business scene.

The winners of all 15 award categories were announced at the glittering ceremony, hosted by Sheffield-born comedian Tom Wrigglesworth, and catered by Michelin Guide restaurant Jöro.

This year’s event focused on inclusivity and diversity, offering three new categories in a bid to reach as many businesses as possible. These included the Cultural Vibrancy award, the High Street Hero award and the Best Entrepreneur award.

The Sheffield Business Awards are run by Sheffield Chamber of Commerce and unLTD Business magazine, with this year’s event sponsored by CMS.

There were more than 150 applications this year, with each category whittled down to a shortlist of the three best entries and the overall winners announced on the night.

The awards were judged by a number of high-profile businesspeople and experts from across the region, who said the quality of applications was extremely high.

Louisa Harrison-Walker, chief executive of Sheffield Chamber of Commerce, said: “To all those innovative businesses shortlisted, and to all those who raised a wining award on the night… a big congratulations!

“We were delighted to be there celebrating with you on such a fantastic occasion. You are part of what helps us towards making our city the best place in the UK to start, grow and run a successful and sustainable business.”

Phil Turner, publisher of unLTD, added: “A huge well done to everyone shortlisted and of course, our fantastic winners. It was a wonderful evening celebrating the very best of Sheffield business. We would just like to extend our thanks to all the judges who took so much time out of their busy schedules to read through the applications, and our amazing sponsors. Without you this night wouldn’t have been possible!”

The full list of winners is as follows:

Best Entrepreneur Award

  • Royale Johnson, PRYA LTD

Cultural Vibrancy Award

  • Gut Level Ltd

Employer of the Year

  • Nimble Approach

 High Street Hero Award

  • Molly’s Cafe and Deli Ltd

Large Business of the Year

  • SBD Apparel Ltd

Scale-Up Award – Best Business Growth

  • Nimble Approach

Sheffield Maker – Manufacturing Company of the Year

  • Magnetic Systems Technology Limited

Small Business of the Year

  • Robert Sorby Ltd

Social Impact Award – Best Non-Profit/Charity/Social Enterprise

  • Blend Kitchen

Start-Up Business of The Year

  • Hippie Turtle Herbal Company

The Above and Beyonder – Best Professional Services Company

  • Steel City Marketing

The Automator – Best Use of Technology

  • FourJaw Manufacturing Analytics

The Innovator – Best New Product/Service

  • The Sheffield College

The Planet Saver – Green Business of The Year

  • Sky-House Co.

The Visionary Creative Impact Award

  • HJC Design Ltd

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