Sell-out event sets the bar for future

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It was a sell-out night that set the bar for future events.

Chamber chief Andrew Denniff said: “What a fantastic evening, one that has exceeded all our expectations.

“Holding it in Barnsley has set the bar for future events and has given us a real challenge, one I am sure the Chamber will rise to next year.”

This year also saw the Chamber present its first Charity of the Year award, to The Pippa Jones Little Treasure Trust who received £3000.

Salute to Business Awards were also made to three Chamber members celebrating key milestones; accountancy firms Thorntons and Brearley and Co, both celebrating 30 years in business, and Barnsley’s Copper Gallery, now in its 100th year.

Barnsley and Rotherham chamber is itself celebrating. It is on the shortlist for the Excellence in Membership Services category at the British Chambers of Commerce Awards in London next month.

The Winners: The Solar Europa Most Promising New Business Award - Remember the Date; The Wosskow Brown Solicitors Business Growth Award - Roy Hatfield Ltd; The NPS Barnsley Business Community Impact Award - One Barnsley Apprenticeship Pledge; The Brook Corporate Developments Excellence in Manufacturing Award - MGB Plastics; The Sheffield Hallam University Design & Innovation Award - Osborne Technologies Ltd; Gala Tent Business Person of the Year Award - Lynne Darwin of Building Product Solutions: ASD Lighting/Rotherham United Excellence in International Trade Award - S3 ID; The Source Outstanding Retailer of the Year - Patchwork Pig; Rotherham College Digital & Creativity in Business Award - DEB Chartered Accountants; Barnsley College Apprentice of the Year Award - Tom Matthews, Tata Steel Speciality Steels.