Competition - Win a year of Simpkins sweets as Sheffield firm celebrates 100 years

Sheffield family firm Simpkins is celebrating its centenary this year – and to mark the milestone they’re offering a lucky reader a year’s supply of their famous travel sweets.

By Tim Hopkinson
Wednesday, 5th May 2021, 9:37 am
Win a year's supply of Simpkin's sweets
Win a year's supply of Simpkin's sweets

Simpkins is the world’s original manufacturers of the iconic gold travel tins and is still a family-owned business, manufacturing in Hillsborough using original recipes and by traditional methods with natural colours and flavours.

And we’re featuring the company is our new Sheffield Weekend supplement in today’s Star.

Simpkins has been producing throat lozenges, glucose products and sweets since 1921 and brother and sister Adrian and Karen, are the third generation of the family to run the company. The company was founded by their grandfather, Albert Leslie Simpkins, after he returned from World War One.

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To celebrate the 100th anniversary you have the chance to win a year’s supply of 52 travel tins with a different flavour experience for every week.

Unfortunately only one reader can win so we are offering every entry into the competition a 15 per cent discount of any order in April or May at Simpkins online shop Just quote discount code STAR15.To be in with a chance of winning 52 weeks of sweets, answer the following question: When was Simpkins founded?

Send your answer along with your name, address and contact number to Simpkins competition, Editorial, The Star, The Balance, 2 Pinfold Street, Sheffield, S1 2GU or email us with the subject Simpkins competition. The deadline for entries is May 8.