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Double national award shortlisting

05 July 2013

Sheffield Forgemasters has been shortlisted in two categories of this year’s Private Business Awards, beating hundreds of other nominations to the final.

The Private Business Awards is sponsored by PwC, in association with HSBC Private Bank, and was set up in 2011 to celebrate the best in the private business sector.

Sheffield Forgemasters is one of just two Yorkshire companies to be shortlisted for the awards and are up for Employer of the Year, whilst Graham Honeyman is in the running for CEO of the Year.

The final shortlist for the awards was drawn from a record 700 nominations from private businesses across the country.

Ruby Parmar, partner and leader of PwC’s private business practice, said: “This year, we have had over 700 nominations and this figure has surpassed all of our expectations.  We have faced a higher than ever quality of participants that has improved year-on-year, as well as an unprecedented number of entrants and nominations. On those two criteria alone, the judges were in agreement that it’s been the most challenging year ever to decide who will make it to the final.

“The shortlist contains recognisable names and brands alongside some less well known, but equally successful companies across the length and breadth of the UK. I look forward to sharing all of their stories and successes, and demonstrating the talent and innovation in the private business sector.”

The winners of the Private Business Awards will be announced at a dinner to be held at The Guildhall, London on Wednesday 11 September 2013.