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South Yorkshire Affiliates

The Connect Gazelles Affiliates will be drawn from the suppliers of goods and/or services to businesses in the Leeds City Region who get exclusive rights to the Connect Gazelles for their products or services.


Cream is an award-winning PR and marketing communications company based in South Yorkshire. Whether you’re seeking PR support, campaigns, media training, copywriting, social media or creative strategy, Cream will help you stand out from the crowd.

Jane Whitham, Director
07591 288711

Cream director Jane Whitham co-founded the PR and marketing communications business in 2012. She’s quick thinking, straight talking and knows how to get results. Jane is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations, a qualified journalist, experienced communications manager and specialises in PR strategy and business development. Jane led the media department at a national charity before setting up Cream and prior to that worked for 16 years as a print journalist on local, regional and national titles.

Elizabeth Hudson, Director
07515 657597

Fellow director and co-founder Elizabeth has worked on top B2B and B2C PR accounts both in-house and for London agencies. Elizabeth is a trained broadcast journalist who’s also worked in local radio and has production experience in a national TV newsroom. She’s an Oxford graduate with a passion for politics and prior to entering the PR industry worked in parliament for a high profile MP. In November 2013 Elizabeth was named the winner of the CIPR PRide Award Outstanding Young Communicator of the Year (Yorkshire and Lincolnshire) and in 2014 was named one of Yorkshire Business Insider's 42 Under 42.



The Holiday Inn Royal Victoria comprises 107 bedrooms including 33 family rooms, 32 executive rooms and the sumptuous 1862 suite. All our bedrooms have Hi Speed Internet Access. This 4 Star hotel offers fine dining in the RAC award winning Cunningham's Restaurant or relaxed drinks and snacks in the Grand Lounge Bar. This historic and elegant hotel is ideally located in the city centre of Sheffield. Just half a mile from Sheffield Railway Station, Bus Stations and the Sheffield Supertram network. Our maximum capacity for conferencing is 400 Theatre Style or 220 Cabaret Style. The Holiday Inn Royal Victoria Sheffield is the perfect choice whether your visit to Sheffield is for business or leisure.

Pure Awards Creative is a bespoke award writing agency delivering award writing services, PR and training. We help clients across the UK identify their point of differentiation to impress the judges and win awards. We manage client entries in full through our writing service, critique existing work and deliver tailored training to give businesses the knowledge and confidence to achieve the best results for themselves. With excellent results, we are fast becoming the No.1 ‘go-to’ company in the North for our award related services.

Lucinda White, Managing Director
07900 571189
Lucinda’s expert writing skills, organised approach and passion for presenting the best a company or individual has to offer has seen success for her clients on a local, regional and national scale with an excellent nomination and win rate for her draft and critique services.
Lucinda says, “I love working with highly driven and exciting businesses to help them achieve their results through awards. We work closely with our clients to help them plan our their activity with individual award calendars, write compelling award entries on their behalf and support their success through tailored press releases as needed. We also deliver training to all sectors and regions so they have the confidence and skills to do it for themselves.



Designed with the needs of dynamic businesses in mind, The Quadrant offers a high-spec, environmentally-friendly building with flexible office space in an ideal location off Sheffield Parkway - just five minutes by car from Sheffield City Centre (UK) and a similar distance from the M1. The Quadrant combines a spectacular building that will impress clients with the perfect serviced working environment for you and your team. Whether you are a small start-up enterprise or an expanding company, you will find our state of the art business centre has something to offer you. As well as our serviced offices from 269 sq ft - 3000 sq ft, we offer a virtual tenant package for those who need a business presence but are not yet ready to take up office space and 'Quad Pods' our shared office facility.