The twenty ninth Sussex Business Awards are now open for business.

Recognising business excellence across Sussex, these prestigious Awards are the longest established of their kind in Sussex and widely considered to be ‘the one to win’.

Almost 300 of the county’s leading businesses have received the accolade of Sussex Business Award winner including the likes of Alexander House Hotel, Blue Forest, The Brighton Marathon, Carte Blanche Greetings Ltd, Cash Bases, Checkatrade.com, Chichester College, Domestic & General, Eezehaul, FDM Group, Gatwick Airport, Higgidy Pies, Life Pure Water, Marlin Financial Group, Natures Way Foods, Neilson Active Holidays, Parafix Holdings Limited, Ridgeview Wine Estate, RSPCA, Southern Water and The Body Shop.

The 2017 Sussex Business Awards are sponsored by some of the best-known names in the county including Mazars, Legal & General, HSBC, Vantage Professional Risks, University of Sussex, Checkatrade.com, Sussex Innovation Centre, Sussex Chamber of Commerce, Coffin Mew, The Argus, Heart FM, Platinum Business Magazine and Title Sussex.

To view this year’s categories and submit an entry, CLICK HERE.

Businesses can enter up to three categories and deadline for submissions is Wednesday August 30 at 17:00.

There is a small admin fee of £50 (ex vat) to enter one award or £100 (ex vat) for up to three entries. You can also make nominations for the Healthiest Workplace, Most Sustainable Business and Outstanding Contribution to Sussex Charity free of charge.

Winners will be announced at The Grand Brighton on 30 November 2017.

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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