General Information Regarding the Awards
Sheffield Business Awards Headline Sponsor is Elevation Recruitment
Friday 1st February 2013 - Doors open at 7:00pm
Host - Paul Zenon
From comedy conman to cutting-edge conjuror, Hollywood to Bollywood, and Countdown to La Clique via the Comedy Store, for the past 25 years Paul Zenon has brought his unique combination of contemporary trickery and streetwise stand-up to the stages and screens of Britain and over 30 countries worldwide.
Since presenting the Children's BBC shows Tricky Business and Tricks 'n' Tracks in the early Nineties, the UK pioneer of Street Magic has made literally hundreds of TV appearances, the more recent of which have included This Morning (ITV1), The One Show (BBC1), The Culture Show (BBC2) and The Gadget Show (C5). He has written and presented five one-man hour-long specials - Paul Zenon Turning Tricks, Paul Zenon’s Tricky Christmas, Paul Zenon’s Trick or Treat, Paul Zenon’s Revenge Squad and White Magic with Paul Zenon - and for the past eight years has been a regular in Dictionary Corner on Channel 4's Countdown.
Paul is one of the UK's most in-demand hosts on the corporate and festival circuits around the world, with appearances everywhere from the London Palladium to the Mumbai Comedy Store, the Magic Castle in Hollywood to the Burj Al Arab, Dubai, and the back of a truck in a Bosnian war zone to the Tropicana, Gold Coast, Orleans, Luxor and Mirage casinos in Las Vegas.
He is the author of bestsellers 100 Ways to Win a Tenner, Paul Zenon's Dirty Tricks and Street Magic, the designer of the Z-Ray Deck, a custom deck of playing cards, and he is the founder of The Wonderbus, a Registered Charity which takes older folks from homes and sheltered housing on good old-fashioned days out to see shows and events, with a slap-up meal along the way.
Strictly black tie / evening dress. Please see images on the 'wall of fame' to see what guests have worn in previous years!
Food and drinks
The menu will be announced here shortly. Please check back for further details
(Please note that once the menu is announced, you must make the organisers aware of any vegetarian meals required or other dietary requirements before the event, to guarantee availability.)
A wine list and order form will be sent to you directly from Sheffield International Venues. There will be a cash bar in the reception area, open during the Champagne reception. If your guests require drinks from the beginning of the evening they will need to buy a drink from the reception bar. We would strongly recommend that you pre-order wine and set up any bar accounts in advance of the evening.
Starter ~ Roast White Onion Soup with English Cider and a Yorkshire Rarebit en Croute
Intermediate ~ Salmon 'Lollipops'
Main ~ Roast Fillet of Beef on Dauphinoise Potato with Red Kale, Carrot and Parsnips Crisps and a Bramble Jus
(Vegetarian option available upon request)
Dessert ~ 'Traditional English Breakfast'
Freshly Ground Coffee and Mints
Guests are reminded that the distribution of promotional material is not allowed at the event. The event organisers reserve the right to exclude any guest or organisation, in their view, is disrupting the evenings proceedings.
By attending the evening you are allowing for any photographs taken to possibly be included in media associated with Sheffield Chamber or any partner associated with Sheffield Chamber or the Sheffield Business Awards
Sponsor company Napoleons Casino, Ecclesall Road are kindly providing an after party so you can continue to celebrate the success of businesses from our region. A complimentary bus will be available from outside the venue at 1:15am to take all party goers to the venue, which will remain open until 6:30am. More information, and a link to book your place on the free bus will be posted here shortly.
If you have any further queries, please contact:
Kate Stephenson, Event Manager on 0114 201 8899
Angela Wall, Event Manager on 0114 201 8930
We look forward to welcoming you to the city regions premier showcase of enterprise this year!