Businesses and individuals from across the city region will have a chance of glory at the upcoming Sheffield Business Awards, on Thursday 5 December 2019– and unLTD are among them!

Sixteen winners will be announced during the ceremony at Ponds Forge, which is organised by Sheffield Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by Elevation Recruitment Group, and we’re chuffed to say we are among those shortlisted in the Creative Impact Award!

You can read more about our pride and pleasure in making the shortlist in our editor Richard Fidler’s The Diary on page 11 – because we’re throwing the rest of this feature over to share the spotlight with all our fellow nominees.

We’re in incredibly good company – literally – with companies like our friends like The Milestone Group we’ve featured in this very edition of the mag (read more about Cutlery Works first birthday on page 77!) and Bhayani Law Limited – we welcome their latest appointment on page 13.

Simon Harrison of DeeperThanBlue was in the Your Pitch in our November edition last year so it’s fab to see them shortlisted for Digital Transformation Project of the Yea.

In the Business Person of the Year, is Jonathan Seaton, of Twinkl Educational Publishing, the focus of a Company Culture back in July/August 2018.

Speaking of Company Culture, BHP told unLTD all about theirs in August, so we’re not surprised to see them in the Employer of the Year category alongside our regular columnists CT Ltd – who have done the double and are also in the running for Excellence in Professional Services.

Also in this edition are NowThen Cleaning telling us all about their joy at being shortlisted for the High Growth Business of the Year award in their 5 Minutes With on page 67.

Great to see Jenx, the parent company of Jiraffe, in the running for two awards, too – you can read more about Jiraffe in our Focus On feature in this edition page 46.

We put SCX on our cover in May 2019 to showcase their ‘pitch perfect’ stadia developments – and now they’ve made the shortlist for The Innovation Award.

Always great to see our cover star from issue 2 – Hannah Duraid from The Great Escape, especially when they’re in the shortlist for The Sheffield Universities Entrepreneurship Award, along with another friend of unLTD, Food Circle who featured in Your Pitch in December last year.

And in our debut issue we spoke to Westfield Health for our very first If You Ask Me.

We chatted to the Templand Group about their recent acquisitions in October’s edition – and they are now one of the contenders for SME of the Year.

In February this year we got the expert take on greener workplaces in If You Ask Me from Sheffield Sustainable Kitchens so congrats to them on their Excellence in Corporate, Social and Environmental Responsibility nomination.


And then there’s a whole host of businesses who are no stranger to our news pages, too, including Guildhawk, SIVLive, Gripple, Mums In Need, Pricecheck, The SEO Works Limited, and Sheffield Forgemasters.

Plus our fellow finalists in the Creative Impact category are just as excited as us – over to Jack De Graaf, bids and communications manager at Bond Bryan: “We’re absolutely thrilled to be up for this award and to be a part of the Sheffield Business Awards. Best of luck to everyone completing – fingers crossed for a great close to another fantastic year!”

Check out the full shortlist below – and keep your fingers crossed for all us, readers!

Best Contribution to Sheffield Visitor Experience

Sheffield Theatres Trust
Yorkshire Wildlife Park
The Milestone Group

Business Person of the Year,
sponsored by Shorts Chartered Accountants

Alastair Morris, Pryor Marking Technology
Dr Sam Chapman, The Floow Ltd
Rachel Abbott, Cobra Sport Exhausts UK
Marc Wildes, Van Dyk By Wildes/The Wildes Group
Jonathan Seaton, Twinkl Educational Publishing
James Kitching, Fernite of Sheffield Ltd

Creative Impact Award,
sponsored by SIV

Bond Bryan Architects
Peek & Poke
Bright Box Makerspace
unLTD business magazine

Digital Transformation Project of the Year,
sponsored by Insight

Investors In Community
S4S (UK) Limited
The Milestone Group
DeeperThanBlue Ltd

Employer of the Year,
sponsored by The Sheffield College

Westfield Health
Central Technology Ltd
Insight Direct (UK) Ltd
British Glass
Sheffield Forgemasters

Excellence in Corporate, Social and Environmental Responsibility,
sponsored by Evoluted

Sheffield Sustainable Kitchens
VOW Wholesale
Regather Limited

Excellence in International Trade,
sponsored by Pricecheck

ICD Europe Ltd
Loadhog Ltd

Excellence in Manufacturing,
sponsored by Wake Smith

Pryor Marking Technology Ltd
MGB Plastics
SevenHills Fabrication Ltd
Sheffield Forgemasters
Fernite of Sheffield Ltd

Excellence in Professional Services

Central Technology Ltd
Shorts Chartered Accountants
The SEO Works Limited
Bhayani Law Limited

High Growth Business of the Year,
sponsored by CT

Pryor Marking Technology Ltd
NOCN Group
NowThen Cleaners
Loadhog Ltd
Twinkl Educational Publishing

Large Business of the Year

VOW Wholesale
Twinkl Educational Publishing
Sheffield Forgemasters

SME of the Year,
sponsored by Sheffield Business School

The Templand Group
CAM Fork Lift Trucks Ltd
Jenx Ltd
Eurosafe Solutions Limited
SevenHills Fabrication Ltd
BG Energy Solutions

Special Recognition Award,
sponsored by IWG

Gillian Taylor, The Patient Transfer Scale
The work-wise Foundation
Laura Riley, Mums In Need
Clive and Catherine Jenkins, Jenx Ltd

The Innovation Award,
sponsored by Lupton Fawcett

Pryor Marking Technology Ltd
Sport:80 Services Limited
Gripple Automation
Twinkl Educational Publishing

The Sheffield Universities Entrepreneurship Award

Loro Crisps Ltd
Bet On Me Ltd
Mak Tok Limited
The Great Escape
Yoki Social Table
Food Circle