2019 Winners Announced

The best of business in Sussex was celebrated at the 2019 Sussex Business Awards.

The awards, organised by Platinum Event Management, are the largest event of its kind and the most prestigious in the South East.

Around 500 of the county’s leading businesspeople gathered for the sell-out event held at The Grand Brighton on December 5th. Guests enjoyed a sumptuous three-course dinner and entertainment before the awards presentation by TV comedian and author, Dominic Holland.

Mike Herd, chair of judges, said: “The gala dinner is the night of the year where the community comes together to celebrate business in Sussex. It is a fantastic evening recognising and acknowledging the outstanding work businesses in our region are doing.

“The Awards, now in their thirty-first year, attracted an excellent mix of applications from all business sizes and sectors, with the standard of applications being very high. I’d like to congratulate all the winners and shortlisted finalists of this year’s awards.”

HSBC, Gatwick Airport, Allied Irish Bank, University of Sussex Business School, Sussex Innovation Centre, One Research, Peopleforce Technical Recruitment, South East Apprenticeship Ambassador Network, LMS Group, Cloud9 Insight, Global, EMC Corporate Finance, Viisana, D-RisQ, Sussex Chamber of Commerce and The Gemini Print Group.


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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