Entries close on Monday 4th September and organisers Sheffield Chamber are urging local businesses to put themselves forward. Apply now: on the awards website hereThey are free to enter and open to any business with an ‘S’ postcode. The ceremony is on Thursday December 7, in the International Hall at Ponds Forge, Sheffield. The ‘Large Business of the Year Award’ is open to any company with more than 100 full time equivalent staff that can show consistent growth.
Sheffield software company WANdisco could be as big as Amazon if it continues to sign global firms, according to boss David Richards. It is working with a host of names including IBM, Walmart, JP Morgan Chase and Volvo and is experiencing 175 per cent growth in big data, as giant companies transfer vast amounts of information from their own servers to the cloud. WANdisco’s Fusion product ensures none of it is lost and there is no downtime.
A direct competitor to Uber is now moving into Spring Hill. Lyft, a transportation company, has expanded its coverage in the Nashville area and will pick up passengers as far south as Spring Hill, said Katrina Beckham, a driver ambassador for the company. “It should be all of Spring Hill,” she said. The company also promises something that Uber does not. She said Lyft guarantees to pick up passengers in Spring Hill, while Uber right now only does so if a driver is in the area.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".