2017 SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED
The shortlist for the 29th annual Sussex Business Awards has been announced and hundreds of applicants have been whittled down to just forty-five finalists.
Representatives from 14 towns across the county make the shortlist and 2017 is set to be a hot contest to receive one or more of the prestigious seventeen trophies.
Three companies make the shortlist three times – Haybury, Rinkit Limited and ViiSana Limited – whilst another five are on the shortlist twice.
To reach their crucial decisions, the judges reviewed all the entries to arrive at an initial longlist. Candidates then went through a rigorous reviewing system, including phone, face to face and panel interviews, to determine those in the running for one of the most highly coveted awards in Sussex.
Taking his place as chairman of the judges for a fourth year, Mike Herd, Executive Director of the Sussex Innovation Centre oversaw the group which included representatives from Checkatrade.com, Coffin Mew, Gemini Print, HARE, HSBC, Legal & General, Mazars, Sussex Chamber of Commerce, Sussex Innovation Centre, The Goodall Foundation, University of Sussex, Vantage Professional Risks, Platinum Business Magazine, The Argus, Title Sussex and Heart FM.
Commenting on this year’s shortlist, Mike said: “The Sussex Business Awards celebrate the dynamism, vibrancy and success of our county’s thriving business community.
“The exceptional quality of the entries this year has really shone through and it is an honour to chair the panel of judges for a fourth year in a row. Congratulations to all the shortlist!”
Sussex Businessperson of the Year finalists have been selected from entrants to the Sussex Company of the Year and Small Business of the Year, as well as direct entries. Winners will be decided following a series of face to face interviews with a panel of judges.
The Awards will be take place on Thursday 30 November at The Grand Brighton and are attended by over 500 of the county’s leading businesses.
Tickets cost £90 each (plus VAT) or £850 (plus VAT) for a table of ten. This includes champagne reception, three course meal, and two bottles of wine, as well as entertainment and dancing.
The Awards sell out each year so make sure to book your tickets HERE.
For the full list of finalists CLICK HERE.
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