Deadline Extended for 2016 Awards


Due to overwhelming demand the entry deadline for the Sussex Business Awards has been extended to Wednesday 7 September at 17:00.

The Awards have built a reputation as one of the most important events in the business calendar since their inception in 1989.

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

Caraline Brown, organiser of the Sussex Business Awards, commented: “We are really excited by the number and quality of entries already made to this year’s awards.”

“Now the summer holidays have come to an end, we hope the extra seven days will help businesses across the county to get involved and celebrate business success in this remarkable county.”

To view this year’s categories and download an entry form, head online to

With awards for all-round excellence, as well as for those businesses demonstrating special strengths in areas such as innovation, customer service, professional services and entrepreneurs, there is an award to suit every kind of company.

Entries will be judged by our expert panel which includes representatives from Mazars, Morgan Sindall, HSBC, Southern Railway, Vantage Professional Risks,, Sussex Innovation Centre,, Wealden District Council, Sussex Chamber of Commerce, University of Sussex, Natures Way Food, Coffin Mew, The Argus, Heart FM and Title Sussex.

Businesses can enter up to three categories.  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.

Winner will be announced at The Grand Brighton on 1 December 2016 and all finalists receive one free place!

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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