Simm Engineering - Glam and glitter at the 2017 Sheffield Business Awards

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It was black ties and posh frocks all round as our team once again headed out to the biggest awards ceremony of the Sheffield City Region, which took place on Thursday 7 December at Ponds Forge International Sports Centre.

Now in its 16th year, the Sheffield Business Awards 2017 attracted entries from a record-breaking 150 individuals and organisations and welcomed more than 900 people on the night. Run by the Sheffield Chamber of Commerce and promoted by the city’s local paper, The Star, the awards recognise the success of businesses in the Sheffield region.

Presented by BBC Look North broadcaster Harry Gration, the evening comprised a drinks reception and three-course meal, with entertainment provided by comedian Jo Caulfield and live music from Got It Covered.

Following on from last year, we were proud to once again sponsor The Simm Engineering Group Large Business of the Year, which this year was won by SCX Ltd, suppliers of mechanical handling and lifting services.

Attending from Simm and PPS were Managing Director Gary Whitaker, who presented the award, along with Director Ian Harrison, Service Manager Andy Turner, Area Manager Alan Kerr, Sales Representative Richard McClurg, Office Administrator Mollie Maddocks and Service Coordinator Dave Collier.

The winners in full:

The Sheffield Universities Enterprise Award: Klear Commercial Services

The Vine Hotels Special Recognition Award: The Children’s Hospital Charity

The Grey Matter Marketing and Communications Award: Doncaster Sheffield Airport

The Sheffield College Employer of the Year: Gripple Ltd

The Evoluted Excellence in Corporate, Social and Environmental Responsibility Award: Quality Context

Best Contribution to Sheffield Visitor Experience, sponsored by Meadowhall: Sheffield Doc/Fest

The Lupton Fawcett Innovation Award: Reach Homes CIC

High Growth Business of the Year Award, sponsored by SIV: Pricecheck

The Wake Smith Excellence in Manufacturing Award: Thermotex Engineering Ltd

Excellence in Professional Services Award, sponsored by Together: Professional Energy Purchasing

Excellence in International Trade Award, sponsored by Pressure Technologies plc: Macalloy

The Sheffield Business School SME of the Year: Doordeals Ltd

The Simm Engineering Group Large Business of the Year: SCX Ltd

The Shorts Chartered Accountants Business Person of the Year: Marc Wildes, P Wildes Group

The City Taxis Outstanding Business of the Year: Reach Homes CIC