The 20th Sheffield’s Exposed Awards which celebrates the city’s best venues, eateries and breweries, took place at Peddlers market.

The event, sponsored by the IPM group, saw businesses given awards from categories including ‘Best Bar’ and ‘Best Restaurant’, to the ‘The Henderson’s Relish Made in Sheffield Award’ all aiming to highlight the talent that Sheffield holds.

The best sustainable brand category winner, Beanies Wholefoods is a Crookesmoor co-op which has been running for 40 years.

Manager of Beanies Wholefoods, Ella Kent, 38, said: “We really value the work the exposed awards do for independent businesses and how much it builds the traders community in Sheffield. It truly is very good for exposure, we’ve had some of our longest standing costumes mention it”. 

Ella added: “It gives us something to shout about, we have an incredible amount of longevity for an independent business and it’s really wonderful to still be getting recognition.

On the evening of the event, traders from across the area were invited to join at 92 Burton Road to appreciate the triumph with a night of live music, food and drinks. 

The ceremony, which took place last weekend, prides itself on giving local businesses the recognition they deserve in hope to give them the ‘exposure’ they deserve.

Catherine Rolls, 21, manager of nominated food hall Sheffield Plate said: “I think even just being nominated for the awards creates a lot of organic interest in the businesses, it creates a really nice industry feeling, you can really feel the support”.

Although the awards are known for celebrating independent businesses, the Dog and Partridge won the award for ‘The Best Traditional Pub’ against the likes of the Hallamshire House and Fagans, despite being owned by the Greene King chain.

Catherine said: “Naturally a lot of people who engage in the awards are hospitality staff themselves and everyone is so keen to support everyone else.

“Everyone knows what it’s like to work for a business in this city, and everyone is really proud to contribute to that culture in Sheffield”.