Story: Naheem Hanif
Winners of the third annual Burngreave Business Awards (pictured right) enjoyed a night of celebrations with a bumper crowd.
Earlier in the day, hundreds of businessmen and women, aspiring entrepreneurs and business students received advice from 30 different enterprise support agencies and took part in seminars on business start-up and finance.
The awards were organised and sponsored by Burngreave New Deal for Communities, Burngreave Business Forum and Business Link South Yorkshire.
Community Impact Award winner Safiya Saeed (Saf Saf) said:
“I appreciate the support of everybody who recognised my hard work. It was overwhelming to be nominated let alone win the award”
Customer Service Award winner Amanda Wells (Stress Solutions) said:
“I was surprised and delighted to win. With so many winners being female, it is a real step forward for women who are not well represented in big businesses.”
Denis Healy, of Business Link South Yorkshire, said:
“This is the third time we have sponsored the event and the energy, enthusiasm and drive never ceases to amaze me.”
Students from Firvale and Firth Park schools took part in a Dragon's Den exercise pitching business ideas that would benefit pupils at their schools.
Films of the winning pitches were shown as part of the presentation