Five good causes have won a competition to exhibit at SheffEX.

Disability Sheffield, Roundabout, St. Luke’s Hospice, The Sick Children’s Trust and Support Dogs UK have been awarded free stands at SheffEX, which is returning to Ponds Forge International Sports Centre on Monday, 1 December.

The competition was designed to give local charities, charitable businesses and social enterprises the opportunity to exhibit to more than 1,500 people from across the City Region.

SheffEX will feature a huge networking arena, business exhibitions and expert lectures. It follows Sheffield’s first one-day business event in June, which attracted top businesses from as far afield as Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire and Derbyshire.

Tony Carroll, an organiser of SheffEX, said: “These five local organisations give a lot to the local community and this is our chance to give them something back. It’s about providing them with the opportunity to build new partnerships with businesses and organisations.

“SheffEX has really captured the imagination of the regional business community. It’s a fantastic opportunity to connect and do deals with organisations from a whole variety of sectors. Were expecting more than 100 exhibitors so it’s shaping up to be another very successful event.”