We recently attended our very first awards event which was held at Kelham Island in Sheffield by the Sheffield Launchpad.
The 2nd annual 'Launchpad Awards' were created to recognise the variety of entrepreneurs and businesses that are in the Sheffield City Region and to celebrate their achievements. The fully funded business support programme which was launched in 2016 has provided over 48,000 hours of support to over 5,400 aspiring entrepreneurs and businesses.
Utility Source has received significant support from the Rotherham Development and Investment Office (RIDO) within the Launchpad project and was subsequently selected as one of the five finalists in the category of 'Rising Star Business of the Year' and our founder Dean Pattison was also selected as a finalist in the category of 'Inspiring Achiever of the Year'.
'When it was suggested to us that we enter the Launchpad Awards, we didn't really know how to present the business or what to expect. Regardless, we had a go and decided to go to the event to see what it was all about. We were a little gobsmacked to discover that we had been selected as one of the five finalists in two categories. Whilst we didn't quite win the awards we are particularly proud to know that someone has taken a look at our business and determined that it is one of the best organisations within the Launchpad programme. Well done to all of the worthy winners on the night!'