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Double delight at Sheffield Business Awards

10 December 2015

It was double delight for Sheffield United at the Sheffield Business Awards.

The Club and the Sheffield United Community Foundation each were honoured at the high profile event at the Ponds Forge International Sports Centre, organised by Sheffield Chamber of Commerce in partnership with The Star newspaper.

The Club won the Outstanding Achievements in Sports, Hospitality and Tourism Award, sponsored by Fitness Unlimited. The Foundation won Education and Business Partnership Award sponsored by The Best Western Cutlers Hotel.

All the winners were presented with their trophies by special guest Harry Gration, MBE, long-standing Look North presenter, in front of a packed audience at the venue.

Paul Reeves, Sheffield United Head of Commercial, said: "This is a tremendous achievement for all at the Football Club, we are very proud of our match day hospitality experience and also our recently refurbished facilities. Special thanks go to our catering partners Levy Restaurants who provide an excellent food service at the Stadium. The last two years have seen continued growth in hospitality revenue on both match days and non-match days, so this award is a testament to all the hard work and effort that has been put in."

Mark Todd, Head of Community at the Foundation, said: "It was great to receive such recognition for the hard work of our team. We would like to thank our Trustees, partners and Patrons who without their support and commitment to the Foundation we wouldn't have achieved this award."

Richard Wright, Sheffield Chamber Executive Director, said: "The calibre of entries to the Sheffield Business Awards has been increasing year on year, but this year we had a number of exceptional applications and our highest ever level of entries. Warmest congratulations to all the finalists and winners."

• Sheffield United sponsors Redbrik Estate Agents won The Academy for Chief Executives Small Business of the Year. The Blades Charity partner St Luke's became the Sheffield Chamber Charity of the Year.​

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