The Sheffield Business Awards were about raising the profile of Sheffield to stimulate growth in 2014, Sheffield Newspapers managing director John Bills told shortlisted companies and guests at the presentation ceremony.
Mr Bills said: “It gives me enormous pleasure to help stage such a prestigious event, in partnership with Sheffield Chamber of Commerce.
This is your chance to thank your teams for their dedication and professionalism as The Star and Sheffield Chamber host a thrilling evening of business success commitment – attributes that have put your companies in this room tonight.
“It is also your opportunity to celebrate every success you have worked so hard to achieve this year.
“Make no mistake, tonight is a high-profile showcase of your businesses. The Star is determined to play its part, alongside the Chamber, in raising the profile of Sheffield in order to stimulate growth in 2014.
“Be it in paper, online, or in our rapidly growing magazine The Business – together we can catch the eye of investors across the UK and beyond with the innovation and enterprise that exists in Sheffield City Region.”
Winners of the Sheffield Business Awards now go forward to compete in next year’s Sheffield City Region Business Awards.