HSBC is one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organisations. We serve more than 40 million customers through our global businesses: Wealth and Personal Banking, Commercial Banking, and Global Banking & Markets. Our network covers 64 countries and territories in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa, North America and Latin America. Our purpose – Opening up a world of opportunity – explains why we exist. We’re here to use our unique expertise, capabilities, breadth and perspectives to open up new kinds of opportunity for our customers. We’re bringing together the people, ideas and capital that nurture progress and growth, helping to create a better world – for our customers, our people, our investors, our communities and the planet we all share. Listed on the London, Hong Kong, New York and Bermuda stock exchanges, shares in HSBC Holdings plc are held by around 194,000 shareholders in 130 countries and territories. HSBC UK HSBC UK serves our personal and business customers in the UK and has an extensive branch network across the country to support the needs of our customers. HSBC UK was created on 1 July 2018 in response to the Financial Services (Banking Reform) Act 2013 which requires that all banks ‘ring-fence’ their core banking services in the UK by 1 January 2019.

Verlingue Ltd

Verlingue is a leading UK Chartered Insurance Broker and Employee Benefits consultant providing help and expertise to companies who operate across many business sectors. Their parent company, Verlingue, is one of Europe’s largest independent Insurance Brokers and Employee Benefits consultants, employing over 1,100 people and placing premiums in excess of €2 billion. This means our clients benefit from our substantial buying power in the form of very competitive premiums as well as access to outstanding expertise in many countries around the world.

Lloyds Bank

Lloyds Bank is a financial services group that serves people, businesses and communities across the UK.


Customer service and local decision making is at the heart of Handelsbanken. Our unique approach has seen us rated top for customer satisfaction for the twelfth year running in an independent survey of British banks’ customers (EPSI Rating 2009-2020).We are therefore delighted to be supporting the Sussex Business Awards’ Customer Service category, and look forward to seeing examples of excellent customer service across Sussex businesses.

BIPC Brighton & Hove

The Business & Intellectual Property Centre (BIPC) Brighton & Hove, based in the Jubilee Library, supports entrepreneurs, inventors, and small businesses across Sussex, from that first spark of inspiration to successfully launching and developing a business. As well as being a hub for entrepreneurs to network and attend events, it provides 121 expert advice and access to a wealth of free information including business databases, market research reports, company data and information on patents, trademarks, designs and copyright.

Sussex Innovation Centre

The Sussex Innovation Centre is a business incubation network owned by the University of Sussex. Based on the university campus for over 20 years, the centre provides support, mentoring and office space to over 100 innovative, high growth businesses.

University of Sussex Business School

Through MBA and degree programmes, University of Sussex Business School develop business leaders who will champion critical and original thinking. It collaborates across disciplines to shape global issues in business, management, and society.

Brewin Dolphin

Brewin Dolphin is one of the UK’s leading wealth managers. We pride ourselves on taking time to really get to know our clients and understand their personal goals and aspirations. We then help them achieve their financial ambitions through our financial planning and investment management expertise.

Ridgeview Wine Estate

For more than 25 years, Ridgeview have been producing world-class sparkling wines. It planted its vineyards at a time where many believed that producing English wine just couldn’t be done. Today the English wine industry is thriving and Ridgeview feels immense pride for its role it has played in that. Ridgeview promise to deliver a memorable moment in every glass, this is not only through the award-winning taste of its sparkling wine, but the occasion upon which customers choose to open a bottle. A glass of Ridgeview is never easily forgotten and always best enjoyed in the company of friends and family.

World of Books

World of Books was founded in 2002 with an ethos to do good, to help charities and to make a positive impact. Winners of the Company of the Year Award for 2 consecutive years, they’re now a global leader in the recommerce of books and media. They have over 7 million items in stock and sell a book somewhere in the world every two seconds.

Loch Associates Group

Loch Associates Group specialises in developing solutions to help organisations manage and look after their people. It provides a unique combination of employment law, HR, health & wellbeing and mediation expertise, ensuring clients have access to a range of services from a single trusted partner.

Kreston Reeves

Kreston Reeves helps dynamic businesses, not for profit organisations, private individuals and families with much more than accountancy, business and financial advice. Our dedication to providing a personal service is what sets us apart – we get to know you, understand your goals, support and advise you on your journey to help you realise your potential. With offices across London, Kent and Sussex, Kreston Reeves provide a personalised services across the South East and internationally via its Kreston International network of like-minded firms.

Mattioli Woods

Mattioli Woods is a leading provider of wealth management and employee benefits. We want to help clients enjoy a standard of living of their choosing. With strong representation in the South-East (as well as locations across the UK) and many clients, staff and connections based in East and West Sussex, we strive to deliver the best possible outcomes for our clients.

FRP Advisory

FRP is a leading national business advisory firm. Specialising in , corporate finance, debt advisory, restructuring, forensics and pensions, it delivers strategic solutions across a broad range of situations. Its five pillar services complement each other, and they draw on experts within each of its service areas to put the best people in place for each circumstance. FRP Corporate Finance acts as lead advisers on a range of transactions including company sales and acquisitions, management buyouts, raising finance and alternative exit strategies including two-step exits and Employee Ownership Trusts.

Peopleforce Technical Recruitment

Peopleforce Technical Recruitment is a Technical Recruitment Agency providing complete Recruitment and Workforce solutions to clients and candidates across a selection of specialist markets. Its highly capable staff are supported by state of the art back office systems that enable it to work very efficiently – delivering an unrivalled service to its clients and candidates.

Platinum Media Group

The Platinum Media Group was formed eight years ago to serve the business community of the South East. The region is the economic powerhouse of the UK but was very poorly served by any publication that connected businesses and kept them abreast of all the news, views and opinion. Its flagship title is Platinum Business Magazine which covers the whole of Sussex and is the largest circulation regional business magazine in the UK.

Global Radio

Global is one of the world’s leading Media & Entertainment groups and Europe’s largest radio company. Home to respected media brands including Capital, Heart, Classic FM, Smooth, LBC, Radio X, Capital XTRA and Gold, Global reaches more than 32 million people every week including 25 million on the radio alone.

Sussex Chamber of Commerce

Sussex Chamber of Commerce is a membership organisation supporting businesses in Sussex. It provides networking events, discounts and savings, skills training to develop employees and the future workforce, access to global markets and export documentation services and represents business in government to influence key decision makers. As a Chamber member “You’re Well Connected.”

Jeremy’s Restaurant

Food & Drink Destination of the Year 2018

"Our team work tirelessly pursuing creative excellence in providing a high level of service and a quality product. We are thrilled to be recognised as an oasis for hospitality in this challenging and competitive environment…”