Judging is well underway for this year’s Sussex Business Awards, with finalists due to be announced late October.

Entries will be independently judged by a carefully selected panel of industry experts and insiders from across the region. They include representatives from Allied Irish Bank, HSBC, Mazars, Gatwick Airport, University of Sussex, Red7, Coffin Mew, Clearline Recruitment, CountyClean Group, Vantage Professional Risks, LMS Group, Sussex Innovation Centre and Rockinghorse.

For the fifth year, Mike Herd, the executive director of Sussex Innovation Centre (and the Sussex Businessperson of the Year 2000), will be taking his place as Chairman of the Judges.

After a  record-breaking number of nominations, judges will have an enormously difficult task as the entries are of such a high standard.

Winners will be announced at The Grand Brighton on November 29th 2018.

Over 500 of the county’s leading businesspeople, judges and VIPs are expected to attend giving guests the perfect opportunity to network with peers, celebrate with colleagues and find out those all-important results!

Tickets cost £90 (+vat) each or £850 (+vat) for a table of ten and include a sparkling drinks reception, superb three-course meal,  two bottles of wine on each tableland entertainment. If you are lucky enough to be shortlisted, you will receive a free ticket!

The three finalists per category, so stay tuned to see who will make the shortlist.

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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