South Yorkshire Business Awards Winners | Yorkshire-based Inspirational Speaker rewarded for delivering Happiness to local businesses

Yorkshire-based Inspirational Speaker rewarded for delivering Happiness to local businesses | Media Release

Yorkshire-based Inspirational Speaker rewarded for delivering Happiness to local businesses 

Media Release: 10th November 2014

A Yorkshire-based inspirational speaker won the ‘Guest Speaker of the Year’ Award at The Network Foundation’s ‘South Yorkshire Business Awards’ on Friday.

Frederika Roberts, The Happiness Speaker, was one of six nominees for the ‘Guest Speaker of the Year’ Award, having delivered her ‘Recipe for Happiness’ speech at The Network Foundation’s Sheffield Expo in June this year.

A wide variety of businesses attended the Awards dinner on Friday, where winners were also announced in five other categories:  Outstanding Business of the Year (RuggerEds), Business Achievement of the Year (Relaxation Den), Business Person of the Year (Jason Mace, MD of Gala Tent Ltd), Successful New Business (Infinity Digital) and Excellence in Customer Service (oXyFire Media).

The Awards were presented by Sheffield Councillor Sioned-Mair Richards.

“It was a pleasure to give out awards to such a variety of great local businesses at the South Yorkshire Business Awards and have the opportunity to chat to business owners about their achievements and ongoing plans.  I wish all the winners every success in the future”, said Councillor Richards.

Frederika had previously won the ‘Guest Speaker of the Year’ Award in 2013. She said “I am delighted to have been recognised for two consecutive years for doing what I love:  sharing knowledge and experience to help businesses and individuals to flourish.  My speaking career has, to date, allowed me to share simple and easy-to-implement tips on happiness in order to achieve greater success with business owners/managers, with charity and public sector employees and with pupils in schools, amongst others.  I am grateful to Becki Jones and Samantha Nicholson of The Network Foundation for inviting me to speak at their events and for organising the South Yorkshire Business Awards every year, and of course to everyone who has voted for me.”

Samantha Nicholson, Founder and CEO of The Network Foundation said “The South Yorkshire Business Awards are a great opportunity for us to celebrate the successes of our local businesses.  We are lucky to get some great guest speakers delivering excellent and very useful business content to our meeting attendees throughout the year and the ‘Guest Speaker of the Year’ Award is our way of recognising the contribution these speakers make to our events.”

The Network Foundation is a Sheffield-based not-for-profit organisation that runs regular networking events and a number of annual business Expos throughout the year.

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Frederika is available for interview

For further information, contact Frederika Roberts, The Happiness Speaker, on

07984 80 66 51 or email fred@happiness-speaker.co.uk

Notes to Editors:

  • Frederika has experience of being interviewed on broadcast media and is an expert speaker on happiness, which encompasses themes such as resilience, success, achievement, emotional well-being and positive mindset.
  • Frederika is the author of ‘Recipe for Happiness: 9 essential ingredients for a happy life’
  • Frederika also recently pushed herself out of her comfort zone to raise funds for Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity (she has raised £1265 to date).  She took part in ‘Funny Business Doncaster‘ on Thursday 6th November and delivered a 10 minutes of stand-up comedy to an audience of 200+ at Doncaster Racecourse.
South Yorkshire Business Awards Winners | Yorkshire-based Inspirational Speaker rewarded for delivering Happiness to local businesses

Front row L-R: Rebecca Coupe of Infinity Digital , Councillor Sioned-Mair Richards, Karen Bown of Relaxation Den, Frederika Roberts (The Happiness Speaker)
Back row, L-R: Jason Mace of Gala Tent Ltd, Jay Rozanski of oXyFire Media Creative, Joe George of RuggerEds Development Ltd

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