LAUNCH OF THE 2017 SUSSEX BUSINESS AWARDS

 

Last year’s winners and this year’s sponsors gathered at The Coal Shed in Brighton on June 28 to celebrate the launch of the twenty ninth Sussex Business Awards.

There are seventeen trophies to be won this year including the prestigious Sussex Company of the Year, Best International Company and the Best Customer Service.

Awards Organiser Caraline Brown, thanked the sponsors for their on-going support and welcomed new participants Legal and General, HARE and The Goodall Foundation to the 2017 scheme.

Legal and General were the winner of last year’s Healthiest Workplace and will be sponsoring the category this year. Whilst HARE will sponsor the Sussex Businessperson of the Year and The Goodall Foundation sponsoring The Responsible Business Award.

She praised last year’s winners and said how tough the competition had been as entrants had been up by 30%.

Mike Herd, executive director of Sussex Innovation Centre and Chair of the Judges for the fourth year said: “In an era of economic uncertainty, as we all await the impact of Brexit, it is more important than ever to cherish the home-grown businesses which provide local stability and prosperity.

 “In fact the good news is businesses in Sussex are not just contributing to the regional economy – many are also making an impact on the international stage and leading the way for the UK, too.

 “Let’s make 2017 one to remember.”

Sussex companies have until 30 August at 17:00 to prepare their submissions. To view this year’s categories and download an entry form, CLICK HERE.

The winners of the 29th Sussex Business Awards will be announced at The Grand Brighton on Thursday 30 November.

 

 

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“Everyone in Sussex wants to win a prestigious SBA and I was lucky enough to win on the first time around. It’s allowed HARE to approach bigger clients with confidence knowing we’re award winners…”

Hare, Sussex Graduate of the Year 2016

“We are incredibly proud to have won two awards at the prestigious Sussex Business Awards in 2016. These highly sought-after awards have been of great interest to our clients and I am proud of our team for their fantastic success…”

Haybury (formely Stelfox), International Business of the Year 2016, Award for Best Employer 2016

“Winning a SBA validates the fundamental reason why we came to be, to give Bognor Town a leisure facility which it could be proud of. It reinforces the culture within our passionate team to provide a wonderful place for young people to feel at home in an ever stressful and difficult world where youth provision is lacking…”

The Base Skatepark, The Award for Leisure & Tourism 2016

“Sussex is home to a fantastic business community, so picking up a Sussex Business Award last year was a real honour. It recognises our hard work and determination, and raises awareness of what we’re trying to achieve as a company. Industry awards such as this also help no end in attracting investment to fund our ambitious plans for growth…”

Darren Fell, Crunch, Sussex Businessperson of the Year 2016

“Winning the Professional Services award has been extremely rewarding for Yelo and helped to further raise our profile as one of the leading architecture practices in Sussex. It\'s great for our staff to receive recognition for their dedication and the quality service they provide to our clients, and the whole experience was topped by a fantastic awards evening…”

Yelo Architects, The Award for Professional Services 2016