Large Business of the Year (turnover of £10 million and over)

This Award is open to businesses with an annual turnover of £10 million+ which are at least three years old and have an operational base in Sussex. This company should demonstrate a healthy financial performance and a strategic plan for growth.
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SME Business of the Year (turnover between £500,000 and £10 million)

This Award is open to businesses with an annual turnover between £500,000 and £10 million which are at least three years old and have an operational base in Sussex. This company should demonstrate a healthy financial performance and a strategic plan for growth.
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International Business of the Year

This Award is open to any business based in, or conducting the majority of its overseas business from, an operational base in Sussex. The company should demonstrate healthy import/export activity and good trading relationship with any country outside of the UK.
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Employer of the Year

This Award is open to employers of any size or type in Sussex who have achieved excellence in providing an environment where employees can develop their full potential, achieve outstanding success for the business and personally thrive.
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Business Innovation of the Year

This Award will be made to the business best demonstrating outstanding innovation either by developing a new product or by introducing a new process or system to an existing business. The Award is open to any business based in, or conducting the majority of its business from, Sussex.
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Businessperson of the Year

This Award will be made for outstanding achievement by a businessperson who is contributing to the success of a business based in the County. Nominations for this award can be from the entrant themselves of a third party can nominate.
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The Creative Industries Award

This award is for businesses which operate in the creative and digital sectors. This includes those in digital and graphic design, online marketing, advertising, PR, photography, film, video-making, music, theatre, publishers, craft makers, artists and related sectors.
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Best Customer Service Award

This Award will be made to the business that exceeds customer expectations in all areas of the business by providing the very highest level of customer service. Judges will be looking for a well-implemented customer care policy and how it contributes to the overall success of the company
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Professional Services Award

From accountants and actuaries to business consultants, recruiters and law firms, the judges are looking for companies which work within the professional service sector. Entrants must demonstrate excellence in business management under-pinned by a strong financial performance and adherence to a professional code of conduct.
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Not For Profit Business of the Year

The judges are looking for third sector businesses (charities, social enterprises, other not-for-profit organisations, etc) driven by social and environmental aims that have set clear objectives, met or exceeded expectations and forecasts, demonstrated tangible evidence of success and have a clear and compelling vision for the future.
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Tourist Attraction of the Year

This award recognises the success of any business or organisation in the tourism sector. Judges are looking for evidence of businesses that are developing and enhancing the tourism and visitor experience in Sussex.
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E-Commerce Business of the Year

This award recognises the strength and creativity of e-commerce businesses in Sussex. The business must have delivered an outstanding online customer journey, showing responsiveness to customers’ needs, with the business results and growth to match. Entrants for the award must stand out from the crowd, taking user experience, design, digital marketing and exceptional end to end purchasing experience to the next level.
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Start-up of the Year

This Award aims to recognise promising new start-up businesses looking to make their mark on the sector in which they operate, illustrate fast-growth and have ambitious plans for the future. Entrants must have been trading for at least six months and for no longer than three years.
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CSR Excellence Award

The CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) Excellence Award celebrates business excellence and innovation in CSR across a broad range of disciplines. Nominations should cover at least two of the following areas – promotion of employee well-being, reduction of carbon footprint, improving the sustainability of processes in the workplace, community engagement, protection of the natural environment, supply chain, partnership, leadership and philanthropy.
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Company of the Year

This Award is not directly entered but chosen by the judge from businesses entering SME of the Year and Large Business of the Year. The winner is crowned thus because they have excelled in every part of the awards criteria.

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…”
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