The success of a programme aimed at helping people into work was celebrated at a Mansion House ceremony.
Aspiration Doncaster, which hosted the event, has supported 270 businesses which have created 930 jobs, since it started as part of the Success Doncaster initiative.
Seventeen high achievers were presented with awards by mayor Peter Davies, including Hall Fencing Limited, which picked up the Traineeship Employer of the Year award for small and medium businesses for its exceptional commitment to recruiting and training local people.
With support from Aspiration Doncaster, the firm has been able to offer eight people employment and training.
Local pharmacy chain Weldricks won the Traineeship Employer of the Year for large businesses.
Meanwhile Askern UK Ltd and i-Education were the large and small Wage Subsidy Employers of the Year.
Joe Worthington, Charlotte Minty, Rachel Young and Monika Kunika were named traineeship trainees of the year while Sarah Taylor, Ian Jones, Brendan Magaw and Joe Worthington.