Sheffield Chamber is once again showing that their team knows how to collaborate – by partnering with unLTD to take the Sheffield Business Awards to the next level. Read on to find out all the details of the rebooted event to celebrate the ‘amazing successes’ of our business community after a challenging year.

It has been a hell of an 18 months. Even if you sailed smoothly through the pandemic and have a bumper order book, the last year has seen every business face real challenges.

Locking down in just a few hours in March 2020. Going virtual in a hurry. Keeping offices and factories open to essential workers. Retail and food businesses moving online. Dealing with ever-changing COVID-19 restrictions and guidance. The list goes on and on… And that is without even mentioning Brexit.

We are not out of the woods yet. There are still many challenges being felt by many businesses. But the success of the vaccination programme, coupled with us learning to live with the virus, means hopefully the worst is behind us. Now is the time to take a breath and then unashamedly celebrate some of the amazing things achieved during the pandemic and to showcase the best businesses in our region. That is why the Sheffield Business Awards are returning later this year.

In a break from the past, we are saying goodbye to penguin suits and a formal dinner. After 18 months of virtual working or social distancing in workplaces, this year’s Sheffield Business Awards will be a more informal affair as hundreds gather to enjoy a night of celebration, networking and culinary delights at the venue best known for hosting Peddler Market.

Not only is the venue changing but we’re rebooting the categories, simplifying the entry process, and making sure that businesses, social enterprises and charities all have an opportunity to shine.

The Sheffield Chamber is once again showing we know how to collaborate. We are teaming up with our friends at unLTD, in a partnership that will take the Sheffield Business Awards to the next level.

Whether you plan to enter, want to attend or simply want to celebrate with the winner online, get involved in the 2021 Sheffield Business Awards.

We are a city of more than 500,000 people and 30,000 businesses. Our economy is worth over £12bn a year. We need to shout more about our business success. The Sheffield Business Awards will not just be a great night out and a key date in the diary, but also an opportunity for us all to say that Sheffield is home to some of the best businesses in the UK.

Whether you still want to wear a tux or dust down that ball gown is up to you. Either way, Sheffield Chamber and unLTD hope to see you there for the biggest night of the year. It’s time again to celebrate the best of business after the most challenging of years.