New sponsorship announcedÂ for Shop Sheffield awards
The MoorÂ is pleased to become a sponsor for theÂ Shop Sheffield AwardsÂ and support independent shops. Investors Aberdeen Standard Investments have transformed The Moor back to a thriving shopping street thatÂ is looking at havingÂ attracted well over 12 million people this year,Â andÂ asÂ the final phaseÂ of
the development is under way,Â this number is bound to rise.Â This will include H&M and Lane 7 which is bowling and karaoke. Plus The Moor can also look forward to a two storey Next store in Spring next year.
The regular Moor events that are free are also a great draw to visitors.Â
The MoorÂ street includes The Moor Market that hasÂ numerous independentÂ traders,Â plus there isÂ Atkinsons,Â an independent store that has been family run for generations,Â andÂ there areÂ some independent restaurants,Â cafes and bars on and near Cumberland Street,Â including Brew & Bean.
The nominations for the Shop Sheffield awards are now closed, and I want to thank each of you for sending in your nominations.
I've had hundreds of e-mails and tweets from people who are keen to shout about the businesses and the brands they love, and it's been lovely to see a lots of different names coming through.
It's wonderful to know so many of you are passionate about supporting our fantastic local makers and traders.
I now have the difficult job, alongside Star editor Nancy Fielder,Â of choosing a short list for each category.
Next week on these pagesÂ I will reveal the three shops who have made it in to the shortlist in each category, and also begin to profile those who made it on to the shortlist.