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36 companies vie for Chamber prizes

Slide away: Dr Sipra Deb, from The Play Arena, is one of the candidates shortlisted for Sheffield Chamber of Commerces  Business Person of the Year Award.

Slide away: Dr Sipra Deb, from The Play Arena, is one of the candidates shortlisted for Sheffield Chamber of Commerces Business Person of the Year Award.

  • by Bob Rae Business Editor
 

The founder of one of the UK’s largest indoor play centres, the man behind a multimillion pound South Yorkshire business which started out on a dining room table and the boss of a fast expanding electronics business are in the running for a top Sheffield business award.

Dr Sipra Deb from The Play Arena, Jason Mace from Gala Tent and Rob Moore from Crampton and Moore have all reached the finals of Sheffield Chamber of Commerce’s Business Person of the Year Award.

All three of their companies have also been shortlisted for separate Chamber Awards – The Play Arena in the “Next Big Thing” category, Gala Tent for the Excellence in Manufacturing Award and Crampton and Moore for the Distinction in Retail Services Award.

A total of 36 companies will be vying for 13 awards to be presented at the event, which will take place at Ponds Forge International Sports Centre on February 1 and is now in its 11th year.

Kate Stephenson, events manager at Sheffield Chamber of Commerce, said: “We would like to say a huge congratulations to all the businesses and organisations that make up this year’s awards shortlist.

“The standard of submission has yet again been exceptional and shows the true talent of our region’s business community. We are really looking forward to celebrating their successes on the night.”

For more information and tickets, visit: visit www.sheffieldbusinessawards.org.uk

The full awards short list is:

Next Big Thing Award: Redtooth, The Play Arena, Man of Steel landmark sculpture for the Sheffield City Region (Sheffield Icon). Digital Industries Innovation and Technology Award: HR Media, SwitchstanceIT, Rare Creative Group. Excellence in Manufacturing Award: Gala Tent, EMSc (UK), Newburgh Engineering.

Distinction in Retail Services Award: Doodle Bag at Bag It Don’t Bin It, Crampton and Moore TV, Approved Food. Skills and Development Award: Links School Sport Partnership, VOICE Marketing, Brinsworth Academy of Engineering. Business Person of the Year Award: Dr Sipra Deb from The Play Arena, Jason Mace from Gala Tent, Rob Moore from Crampton and Moore TV. Sheffield College Young Business Person of the Year Award: Tim Shore from Contract Recovery Solutions, Dan Morley from Alpharooms, Lewis Bowen from Geco Industries.

Environmental Impact Award: Mott MacDonald/Department for Education, Stagecoach in Sheffield, Sheffield Wildlife Trust. Excellence in Customer Service Award: Westfield Health, oXyFire Media Creative, Ogilvie Fleet. Excellence in International Trade and Business Overseas Award: LabLogic Systems Limited, S3 ID, Rollem.

Outstanding Achievement in Sports, Hospitality and Tourism Award: Sheffield Hallam University/Sheffield International Venues/Sheffield City Council Partnership, BIG LIVE EVENT, Park View Sports Bar & Restaurant. Third Sector and Community Investment Award: WORK, The King’s Foundation, Darnall Post Office. One of the shortlisted companies will also be chosen for the Sheffield Chamber of Commerce & Industry Outstanding Business of the Year Award.

 

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