Sheffield businesses to celebrate at awards ceremony

The achievements of local businesses will be celebrated at tonight’s 16th annual Sheffield Business Awards.

The ceremony will see a number of awards presented including Outstanding Business of the Year, Business Person of the Year, and Business School of the Year.

The Great Escape Game, which aims to “bring the Crystal Maze experience to life”, has been nominated for Best Contribution to Sheffield Visitor Experience.

Krissie Akrill, marketing manager at The Great Escape Game, said: “To be nominated means everything to us.”

“We are constantly reinvesting into the city, it’s important to us that we bring job creation and innovation to Sheffield. And no matter where we expand to, we will always bring the next level of escape games back to Sheffield,” she added.

The awards focus on representing enterprises of all sizes and try to shine a spotlight on small businesses.

That’s not the only thing to shine – Steel City Shoeshine will be providing their services to tonight’s guests as they arrive.

Owner, Joseph Dakin, said: “I think in Sheffield we need to support small businesses as best we can. There are small businesses such as myself that need to be nurtured.”

The ceremony will kick off tonight at 6pm at Ponds Forge.

BBC Yorkshire’s Look North anchor, Harry Gration MBE, will host the black-tie event while Mock the Week comedian, Jo Caulfield, will provide the night’s entertainment.