Sheffield City Hall in running for top tourism award

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Sheffield City Hall has been named as a finalist at the UK’s biggest tourism awards.

The City Hall has been shortlisted in the Business Tourism Category at Welcome to Yorkshire’s 2014 White Rose Awards.

The grade II listed building first opened its doors in 1932 and underwent a major refurbishment in 2005.

The venue is home to multi-function and entertainment spaces which attract around 200 business events, 400 entertainment shows and 250,000 visitors every year.

It has hosted major events including John Lewis’ 150th anniversary dinner, the Royal College of Psychiatrists National Conference and the Urban Integration International Conference in the last year.

The City Hall is operated by Sheffield International Venues on behalf of the charity Sheffield City Trust.

Steve Brailey, chief executive of SCT and SIV, called the award a ‘great endorsement’ of their work.

He added: “It puts the venue right up there with Yorkshire tourism royalty.”

The City Hall was nominated for the Business Tourism award in 2011 and its 80th anniversary celebration was shortlisted for Tourism Event of the Year in 2013.