2016 Finalists


The Award for Innovation in Business
Sponsored by Sussex Innovation Centre
Curry Leaf Café
TECO Building Products

The Award for Best Customer Service
Sponsored by Checkatrade.com
The Dental Barn Ltd
The Grand Brighton

The Award for the Most Promising New Business
Sponsored by Coffin Mew
The BaseSkate Park CIC

The Best Place To Entertain Your Clients
Sponsored by Title Sussex
Blanch House
Sussex Cricket
East Sussex National
Brighton Fringe

The Award for Best Employer
Sponsored by Morgan Sindall
Yelo Architects

The Award for Healthiest Workplace Award
Sponsored by Natures Way Food
Legal & General
European Recruitment
Scout Shops Ltd

The Award for Leisure & Tourism
Sponsored by Southern Railway
The BaseSkate Park CIC
Best of England
Smart Performance

International Business of the Year
Sponsored by HSBC
Frontier Pitts
Ridgeview Wine Estate

The Award for the Most Sustainable Business
Sponsored by Wealden District Council
The Big Lemon
Green Mop Ltd

The Award for Professional Services
Sponsored by Vantage Professional Risks
Robinson Low Francis
Yelo Architects
Juno Wealth Management

The Responsible Business Award
Sponsored by Checkaprofessional.com
Wave Leisure Trust

The Entrepreneur of the Year
Sponsored by Platinum Business
Neil Laughton, Laughton & Co Ltd
Terry Nitman & Steve Hayman, Cheesmur Building Contractors
Amber Rust, Bonieri

The Small Business of the Year
Sponsored by Sussex Chamber of Commerce
Boom Boom the Label
Fundraising Auctions Ltd
The Dental Barn Ltd

Sussex Company of the Year
Sponsored by Mazars
Crunch Accounting
The Kitchen Store
Newview Homes Ltd
Cheesmur Building Contractors

The Greatest Contribution to Sussex Charity
Sponsored by The Argus
Andy Cheesman, City Cabs
Brighton & Hove Buses

Sussex Businessperson of the Year
Sponsored by Heart FM

The Sussex Graduate of the Year
Sponsored by University of Sussex

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\"It was a great honour, privilege and I have to say surprise to win two awards. We have an enviable reputation in the UK but to be benchmarked against the very best in Sussex - wow that was quite something! It was very motivating for all our staff but especially our young but talented management team. It has also improved our profile and reputation both locally and nationally.\"

AJS Labels, Sussex Company of the Year 2015

\"It has had a positive impact on our now national profile and has been pivotal in securing contracts wins from on our doorstep to as far afield the west country to the north west and the north east. It has provided staff with a boost to morale and generated great PR for both Burleys and our key clients!\"

Burleys, Innovation in Business 2015

\"Winning has helped raise the profile of our business in and beyond Sussex.  It not only reflects the hard work and dedication of all our staff but highlights the quality of our sparkling wines and the exciting future for our industry.

Ridgeview Wine Estate, Small Business of the Year 2015

\"It was an incredible experience, Being involved in the process was great and I had the opportunity to meet with other business professionals also striving for excellence in the industry in which they operate.  This year we are hoping that we’ll win an award which recognises the hard work, dedication and commitment of the whole team.\"

Searches UK, Entrepreneur of the Year 2015

\"Winning the award last year was especially poignant as I had no idea I was even in the running! To receive any award is rightly considered a great achievement, but to win a Sussex Business Award holds greater resonance given the status of the awards in our region.\"

Rockinghorse, Greatest Contribution to Sussex Charity 2015

\"It meant a lot to Allergy Therapeutics and validates our commitment to be a leading pharmaceutical company and healthcare provider. Receiving this prestigious award was exciting and motivating for the entire team and we wish all 2016 entrants the best of luck.\"

Allergy Therapeutics, International Business of the Year 2015

\"The Sussex Business Awards are the benchmark for successful organisations in Sussex and I always find it uplifting to see so many great businesses and business people being recognised for their achievements. There is no doubt that winning an award becomes a kind of shorthand for your professionalism and credibility. I am still surprised at the genuine opportunities the Awards have given us.\"

The Kitchen Store, Boss of the Year 2015

\"We were incredibly proud to win. As a firm at Bennett Griffin we strive to provide specialist professional services together with the highest level of customer care to all our clients and this award recognised the work undertaken by all our staff to achieve that .\"

Bennett Griffin LLP, Professional Services Award 2015