2015 Winners


Innovation in Business
Sponsored by Sussex Innovation Centre
WINNER: Burleys
ONE TO WATCH: Infigo Software Limited
FINALIST: Dryad Maritime

Best Customer Service
Sponsored by Checkatrade.com
WINNER: Flowers Unlimited
ONE TO WATCH: The Heeler Centre
FINALIST: Close Brothers Invoice Finance, Posh Totty Designs

Most Promising New Business
Sponsored by Thomas Eggar
WINNER: Gene Commerce

Best Place To Entertain Your Clients
Sponsored by Title Sussex
WINNER: The Grand Brighton
ONE TO WATCH: Blanch House
FINALIST: Alexander House Hotel & Utopia Spa, Hotel Du Vin

Boss of the Year
Sponsored by Heart FM
WINNER: Alan Margetts of The Kitchen Store
ONE TO WATCH: Janina Cooper of The Base Skatepark CIC
FINALIST: Gary Townsend, Albion in the Community
FINALIST: Guy Hilton, Hilton London Gatwick Airport

Healthiest Workplace Award
Sponsored by Domestic & General
WINNER: Checkatrade.com
FINALIST: Active Sussex, Stelfox

International Business of the Year
Sponsored by HSBC
WINNER: Allergy Therapeutics
FINALIST: 7thSense Design, Pasante Healthcare Limited

Most Sustainable Business
Sponsored by Wealden District Council
WINNER: Brighton & Hove Buses
FINALIST: Glyndebourne, Stone Cross Garden Centre

Professional Services Award
Sponsored by Vantage Professional Risks
WINNER: Bennett Griffin LLP
ONE TO WATCH: Classic Consulting
FINALIST: Richard Place Dobson

Responsible Business Award
Sponsored by Checkaprofessional.com
WINNER: Creative Pod Ltd
FINALIST: Basepoint, Clear Computing Ltd

Entrepreneur of the Year
Sponsored by Sussex Business Times
WINNER: Andrew Stenning, Searches UK
FINALIST: Karen Bach, KalliKids
FINALIST: Emily Rae, Plants4Presents

Sussex Businessperson of the Year
Sponsored by Mazars
WINNER: Andrew Scrimgeour, AJS Labels
FINALIST: Alan Margetts, The Kitchen Store
FINALIST: Tamara Roberts, Ridgeview Wine Estate

Small Business of the Year
Sponsored by Sussex Chamber of Commerce
WINNER: Ridgeview Wine Estate
FINALIST: Edgcumbes Coffee Roasters and Tea Blenders, Long Man Brewery Ltd

Sussex Company of the Year
Sponsored by Morgan Sindall
FINALIST: The Grand Brighton, The Kitchen Store

Greatest Contribution to Sussex Charity
Sponsored by The Argus
By an individual: Ryan Heal
By an organisation: Brighton Pride

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\"Winning the award for the Most Promising New Business confirmed our credentials with Sussex businesses, our clients and staff alike. Our client retention levels are over 98% and new enquiries have been rolling in ever since, helping to grow our business to the next stage.”.\"

Noel Preston Preston Insurance Brokers
Most Promising New Business 2014

\"For Chichester College to win the Healthiest Workplace award is testament to the excellent initiative the staff have been involved with. As a result we have seen an increase in staff wellness and productivity. In addition, the award has enabled an increase in business to business support, leading to an increase in wellness across Chichester.\"

Micky RiddellChichester College
Award for Healthiest Workplace 2014

“We were honoured to be named Best Place to Entertain Clients. We aim to provide our guests with an unforgettable experience and leave a lasting impression on their stay. It is a real testament to all the hard work and dedication our team have done to make Alexander House Hotel an award winning destination.”

Nick Bossé Alexander House Hotel & Utopia Spa
Best Place To Entertain Your Clients 2014

“Winning the award for Responsible Business gave our managers and staff the recognition that they deserved and a reason to celebrate what we had achieved as a team.”

Jane Middlemiss International Logistics Group Ltd
Responsible Business Award 2014

\"They say ‘building a company isn\'t about changing your direction based on every bit of feedback you get. It\'s more about knowing whom to listen to and why\'. Well, the feedback I received from the judges was truly amazing and for that reason I was incredibly proud to win at last year’s business awards.\"

Gary Peters LoveLocalJobs.com
Entrepreneur of the Year 2014

“Winning Sussex Business Person of the Year was such an honour and has helped my business in so many ways with the use of timely and appropriate promotion of the award. The response from customers and industry colleagues has been amazing and it has reinforced our credibility as a great company to work with.”

Tracy Smith HOMESpartnership
Sussex Businessperson of the Year 2014

“We were extremely proud to have won the Best Customer Service award, it meant recognition for all of BSW Building Services staff and the hard work they do. It has also given us recognition and credibility within the Sussex Area!”

Jesse Hicks BSW Building Services
Award for the Best Customer Service 2014

“Aspen Pumps is one of the market leaders in the manufacture of innovative condensate removal pumps. The company, a Queens Award for Enterprise – International Trade winner, now supplies to over 100 countries worldwide. Having been started by 3 engineers over 20 years ago, exporting has significantly supported Aspen Pumps growth.”

Fay Wilson Aspen Pumps
International Business of the Year 2014