We were delighted to have sponsored the Barnsley and Rotherham Business Awards 2018.
Hosted by TV and Radio Broadcaster Stephanie Hirst, the awards were delivered by the Barnsley and Rotherham Chamber of Commerce at Magna Science Adventure Centre on Friday 19th October 2018.
Our Music degree students supported Rotherham College Level 3 Music students who performed live during the event.
Andi Rae, Music Performance Curriculum Team Leader, said, “I’m incredibly proud of our students Hasan Talay and Matt Knowles and our staff accompanist Joshua Raymond. They were a credit to the college in the way they conducted themselves and showcased the amazing talent we have in the music department.”
BA Popular Music Performance and Production student Matt Knowles said, “I really enjoyed the evening and learnt a few things too! The event was spectacular; both artists performed exceptionally.”
Competition was tough this year – 55 outstanding local nominees contended for awards on the night ranging from Enterprise Business Growth to Apprentice of the Year.
Discussing the achievements of local employers, Chief Executive of the Chamber, Andrew Denniff said, “This year’s awards has seen a record number of entries, culminating in a sell-out event which proved to be a memorable evening which celebrated the achievements of businesses of all shapes and sizes based in the region.
Director of Higher Education and Skills, Jana Checkley said, “The Barnsley and Rotherham Chamber Business Awards was an exciting evening, celebrating the charitable works and achievements of local businesses in the region.”
She added, “It was an honour to represent the University Centre Rotherham in being this year’s awards sponsor. We hope to work with many of these fantastic employers to shape the provision we offer and develop our students’ higher technical skills.”