Our 12th annual Exposed Awards took place last month and, once again, the good people of Sheffield brought the party.
92 Burton Road looked superb decked out in Roaring Twenties-style decor, with a live swing band providing the soundtrack and a bumper crowd gathered to celebrate the very best of this fine city we live in.
It’s the biggest date on the Exposed calendar and takes a fair bit of effort to pull together, but when we see a room packed with the city’s grafters all letting their hair down, mingling and receiving well-earned plaudits from our readers – well, it’s worth every last second.
Over the course of the evening 24 awards were dished out spanning food, drink, culture, fashion, music, nightlife and beyond, with nominations and winners chosen by you lovely lot who turned out in record numbers to have a say.
So, without any further do, here are your winners this year…
Best Women’s Fashion Retailer
Syd & Mallory
“Well, obviously we already knew we were going to win so… [Laughs] No, we’re overwhelmed. It’s actually quite nice.”
Best Hair Stylist
Phillip Nixon (Vanilla)
“We’ve been coming to the Exposed Awards for quite a few years now and it’s just a team bonding night for us – oh, and I’d like to say it’s a much better venue this time!”
Best Beauty Salon
“Big, fluffy brows are very in. For glowing skin use natural makeup and nothing too heavy.”
Best Cultural Attraction (sponsored by We Do Deliver)
“It’s just an amazing place with lovely views, it’s close to the Peak District, has an amazing cultural scene, and I’m lucky to work for Sheffield Theatres!”
Best Cafe/Deli (sponsored by Pago Juices) The Grind Cafe
“Consistency is the key. We arrived in Kelham Island eight years ago and we’ve always been true to our brand. We are also lucky enough to have fantastically loyal customers.”
Best Street Food Trader
Nether Edge Pizza Co
“It’s a real honour to be recognised by the people of Sheffield.”
“We brew real ale. We’ve been doing it for 28 years, and everyone said it was a stupid idea to open up in Kelham Island as it was just an industrial area at the time – but here we are 20 years later winning awards.”
Best New Restaurant
“I’m not sure we think that way, but we’re really humbled to get the good reviews that keep us nice and busy. We’re probably a bit different to what people have experienced before in the city.”