26th Sussex Business Awards Open
The twenty sixth Sussex Business Awards are now open for business following a series of launches in Brighton, Crawley and Uckfield.
Attendees heard previous winners discuss what winning an award has meant for them, as well as judges highlighting what they look for in entries.
Three new sponsors and a new chair of the judges were also announced.
Taking over the Chair from Peter Field, the Lord Lieutenant of East Sussex, will be Mike Herd, the executive director of Sussex Innovation Centre and the Sussex Businessperson of the year 2000. Mike was also the winner last year of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise Promotion.
Awards organiser Caraline Brown commented: “Peter has been a brilliant ambassador for the awards and we are really grateful for everything he has done for us over the years.
“And we are delighted to welcome Mike as our new chair.
“Mike has experienced these awards from finalist to winner to sponsor. Having spent around 16 years helping all sorts of businesses to grow we are confident he is going to make a brilliant chair.”
Mayo Wynne Baxter, join the team of sponsors which include Morgan Sindall, Domestic & General, Mazars, Legal & General, Sussex Innovation Centre, HSBC, Checkaprofessional.com, Sussex Enterprise, Heart FM, Sussex Business Times, Absolute Brighton. Mayo Wynne Baxter will be sponsoring the Most promising new business.
Sussex Downs College are sponsoring a brand new award for the Young Sussex Businessperson of the Year and Wealden District Council will be sponsoring the award for the Most Sustainable Business.
Celebrating business excellence across Sussex, the Awards are the longest established scheme of its kind in the county and it is the one that everyone wants to win!
Applicants have until 29 August 2014 to prepare their submissions. The Winners will be announced at The Grand Brighton on 10 December.
Follow us on Twitter @SussexBizAwards or contact us on 01273 666200.
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