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Launchpad Awards 2019

Celebrating Everything that makes Start-ups in the Sheffield City Region Special

This is an exciting time for Launchpad and all the individuals and businesses we have supported since the programme began in April 2016. The 2nd Launchpad Awards will be on Friday 27th September 2019 and is set to become the ‘must have’ award for new and early stage businesses in the Sheffield City Region.

The evening will be a fun and relaxed way to recognise and reward our exciting entrepreneurs and establish our region as the best place to make your business dream a reality

The Launchpad Awards 2019 will be held at 92 Burton Road, Sheffield and will be a unique night of celebration and recognition, far removed from the usual black tie events and set on the edge of the historic Kelham Island in a characterful warehouse which bears the marks and impressions of Sheffield’s great industrial heritage. 92 Burton Road is home to the Peddler Markets and by the nature of street food events is a chilled, fun and informal venue

We will also crown our 2019 Launchpad Champion on the night with a live audience vote, chosen from the winners of the 7 Launchpad Awards. Hear what last year’s winner said about being crowned Launchpad Champion 2018.

And finally, don’t forget to book your tickets which include a welcome drink and food provided by some of the finest street food vendors across the Sheffield City Region.

Award Categories

Are you a pre-start?

The 2019 Awards are now closed for entries but you can still join in with the celebrations and meet other aspiring entrepreneurs on the night. Scroll down to find out how to secure your ticket for this 'not to be missed' event.

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Have you started your business?

The 2019 Awards are now closed for entries but you can still join in with the celebrations and connect with some of the Sheffield City Region's most promising new Start Ups. Scroll down to find out how to secure your ticket for this 'not to be missed' event.

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Attend

The Launchpad Awards 2019 will be held at 92 Burton Road Sheffield, home of the Peddler Markets, on Friday the 27th September 2019.

If you haven’t been to 92 Burton Road before, it is a characterful warehouse which bears the marks and impressions of Sheffield’s great industrial heritage and is a chilled, fun and informal venue. Seating is provided by the Bavarian-style beer tables and benches, creating the perfect ambience for our fun and relaxed evening where the focus is on rewarding and recognising the individuals and businesses that Launchpad has supported.

The event will start at 6pm with welcome drinks and a chance to chat with other business from across the Sheffield City Region, and the Awards ceremony will begin at 6.30pm

Your ticket includes a welcome drink and food provided by some of the Region’s finest street food vendors.

Click here to book your ticket and guarantee your place at the Launchpad Awards 2019

We have 7 award categories available for sponsorship. To find out how you can sponsor the Launchpad Awards 2019, please view the categories below and click on our Sponsor Pack for more details.

Headline Sponsor

Hallam FM have been going for over 45 years and is not only a heritage brand but the Number One Commercial Radio Station for South Yorkshire, with Big John @ Breakfast broadcasting straight out of our local studio to Sheffield, Barnsley, Rotherham and Doncaster for almost 20 years. The station is multi-platform with strong digital solutions to ensure listeners can access us anywhere, anytime. A digital audience of over 495,000 can’t be wrong!

Start Up Business of the Year

Sponsored by the Federation of Small Businesses

FSB delivers a wide range of leading edge member benefits, making it an attractive option for every small business in the UK.  FSB is member led, not just in spirit but also in practice and this is the key to our success; this is why civil servants, politicians and the media want to speak to us, to attain the voice of real business people and entrepreneurs. Our mission is to be and remain the largest and most effective organisation promoting and protecting the interests of the self-employed and small business owners within the UK.  For more details visit https://www.fsb.org.uk/

Rising Star Business of the Year

Click here to find out how you can sponsor the Rising Star Business of the Year at the Launchpad Awards 2019

Growth Business of the Year

Sponsored by Finance for Enterprise

Finance For Enterprise was founded in 1985 with support from British Rail Engineering and operated as a business loan fund and enterprise agency initially in and around Doncaster as Donbac.  In the 1990s the loan fund was widened to incorporate a wider geographical area and today, coverage extends to all South Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, East Yorkshire and The Humber.   Finance For Enterprise has constantly adapted to the ever-changing business support environment and continues to play a vital role in the region, supporting businesses and partner organisations.  For more details visit www.finance-for-enterprise.co.uk

Young Entrepreneur of the Year

Click here to find out how you can sponsor the Young Entrepreneur of the Year at the Launchpad Awards 2019

Aspiring Entrepreneur of the Year

Click here to find out how you can sponsor the Aspiring Entrepreneur of the Year at the Launchpad Awards 2019

Inspiring Achiever

Click here to find out how you can sponsor the Inspiring Achiever award at the Launchpad Awards 2019

Made in the Sheffield City Region

Click here to find out how you can sponsor the Made in the Sheffield City Region award at the Launchpad Awards 2019

Launchpad Champion 2019

Hallam FM have been going for over 45 years and is not only a heritage brand but the Number One Commercial Radio Station for South Yorkshire, with Big John @ Breakfast broadcasting straight out of our local studio to Sheffield, Barnsley, Rotherham and Doncaster for almost 20 years. The station is multi-platform with strong digital solutions to ensure listeners can access us anywhere, anytime. A digital audience of over 495,000 can’t be wrong!

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