2018 Winners


Best Customer Service
Sponsored by Platinum Publishing Group
WINNER: Nuffield Health Haywards Heath Hospital
Allison Jeffery Skin Health and Laser Clinic
Paxton Access

Business in The Community Award
Sponsored by Gatwick Airport
WINNER: Mabel’s Emporium
Engage Health Group
Search Seven

Business Innovation of the Year
Sponsored by Sussex Innovation Centre
WINNER: Rayner
LifeBox Health
Mindlab International

Corporate Fundraiser of the Year
Sponsored by Rockinghorse
WINNER: Morgan Sindall
Richard Place Dobson

Employer of the Year
Sponsored by Clearline Recruitment
The Student Room Group

International Business of the Year
Sponsored by HSBC
WINNER: Paxton Access

Professional Services Award
Sponsored by Vantage Professional Risks
WINNER: MacConvilles Surveying

Start-up of the Year
Sponsored by Coffin Mew
WINNER: Waffle
Advanced Material Development

Creative Industries Award
Sponsored by University of Sussex Business School
WINNER: Rhythmix
Dot squares

Tourist Destination of the Year
Sponsored by Red7
WINNER: The Charleston Trust
Fishers Adventure Farm Park
Horsham Museum & Art Gallery

Food & Drink Destination of the Year
Sponsored by The Gemini Print Group
WINNER: Jeremy’s Restaurant
Malmaison Brighton

Businessperson of the Year
Sponsored by CountyClean Group
WINNER: Carl Fillery, Boundless
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Kevin Markwick, The Picture House Cinema and Restaurant
Nick Broom, PVL

SME Business of the Year
Sponsored by LMS Group
WINNER: Allaero
ONE TO WATCH: Modus Brands
HSM Global

Large Business of the Year
Sponsored by Allied Irish Bank
WINNER: Rayner
World of Books

Company of the Year
Sponsored by Mazars
WINNER: World of Books
Bird & Blend Tea
Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club
Chandlers Building Supplies


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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

“We are incredibly proud to have won two awards at the prestigious Sussex Business Awards. 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, Award for Best Employer

“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

“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

“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