Sheffield Business Awards 2015
Last night saw the 2015 Sheffield Business Awards celebrated in spectacular style. The now-annual event was held at Ponds Forge International Sports Centre, which had been transformed into a Christmas-themed wonderland for the evening.
Strictly dressed in formal attire, guests arrived to a champagne reception before being shown through a wintery tunnel to the main hall. Proceedings began with a speech from incoming Sheffield Chamber of Commerce president Jillian Thomas. This was followed by the thoughts of James Mitchinson, the editor of the Sheffield Star.
Attendees were then treated to a three-course meal, with the evening's entertainment following shortly after. This was provided courtesy of 2014 Britain's Got Talent finalist Lettice Rowbotham, who impressed the crowd with her unique brand of violin-based music. All that was then left was the main presentation ceremony, which began around half ten.
Look North stalwart Harry Gration was the chosen host for the awards and he was on good form as he introduced each category. Some of this year's winners included Sheffield United Community Foundation and St Luke's; with the latter presented with the Sheffield Chamber Charity of the Year award.
Our nomination here at Evoluted had come within the 'Best Use of Technology to Improve Business Performance' award, but we were beaten to the victory by SleepCogni. Evoluted's Managing Director Ash Young was quick to offer his congratulations to them:
"We would like to send our congratulations to SleepCogni. I'd also like to say thanks to the team that put the awards night together. They did a great job and it's always nice to see lots of local businesses come together in this way.
"Although we weren't crowned as a winner within our category, we're still pleased to have received a nomination and remain as committed as ever to effectively implementing cutting-edge technology within our work," he said.
With the awards now over, our sights are firmly fixed on a speedy return to Ponds Forge next week. We'll be exhibiting on Monday at December's edition of Sheffex and are looking forward to networking with those attending. We'll be putting our stand number out on Twitter as soon as we have the information.
Congratulations to all the winners at the 2015 Sheffield Business Awards from the Evoluted team.