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Business Growth Award

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Brewin Dolphin Logo

This award recognises a business which, through outstanding vision and leadership, has achieved significant and sustained growth. Entries are open to profitable businesses that can demonstrate an increase in employed staff over a two year period. 

Eligibility - entry is open to any business with an office based in Sussex.

Businessperson of the Year

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FRP Corporate Finance Logo

Recognising an individual who stands out from the crowd, has an entrepreneurial spirit, demonstrates outstanding achievement and inspires others around them.

Eligibility - entry is open to any business with an office based in Sussex.

Community Hero Award

Sponsored by

Ridgeview Logo

Recognises an individual or business whose contribution to society makes a substantial difference to the lives of others.

Eligibility - entry is open to any business with an office based in Sussex.

Creative Industries Award

Sponsored by

UoS Business school logo

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.

Eligibility - entry is open to any business with an office based in Sussex.

Professional Services Award

Sponsored by

Mattioli Woods Logo

This Award aims to recognise excellence in regulated sector management under-pinned by a strong financial performance and adherence to a professional code of conduct. This category covers a wide range of professional services including legal, financial, recruitment and consultancies.

Eligibility - entry is open to any business with an office based in Sussex.

Innovation in Business Award

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Sussex Innovation Centre logo

This Award aims to recognise a business that has made significant strides in their field, be it developing a new product or by introducing a new process or system to an existing business.

Eligibility - entry is open to any business with an office based in Sussex.

Large Business of the Year

Sponsored by

Verlingue

(turnover over £5million)

This Award aims to recognise a business that has demonstrated outstanding achievements in all aspects of their organisation. The business will illustrate strong growth, innovation and leadership as well as a clear vision.

Eligibility - entry is open to any business with an office based in Sussex and a turnover over £5million.

Medium Business of the Year

Sponsored by

mwb

(turnover between £500,000 and £5million)

This Award aims to recognise a business that has demonstrated outstanding achievements in all aspects of their organisation. The business will illustrate strong growth, innovation and leadership as well as a clear vision.

Eligibility - entry is open to any business with an office based in Sussex and a turnover between £500,000 and £5million.

Small Business of the Year

(turnover under £500,000)

This Award aims to recognise a business that has demonstrated outstanding achievements in all aspects of their organisation. The business will illustrate strong growth, innovation and leadership as well as a clear vision.

Eligibility - entry is open to any business with an office based in Sussex and a turnover under £500,000.

International Business of the Year

Sponsored by

kreston

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.

Eligibility - entry is open to any business with an office based in Sussex.

Young Achiever of the Year

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nordell Logo

Recognising the achievements of a young professional aged between 18-30 who has achieved a level of business success that defies their age. Their story will demonstrate tenacity, determination and will be known by peers/mentors as 'one to watch'.

Eligibility - this category is open to any entrant aged 30 or under before March 31st 2022 and working for a business based in Sussex. Nominations for this award can be from the entrant themselves or a third party.

Start-up of the Year

Recognising a business with entrepreneurial aptitude, vision, ambition, drive and commercial acumen to build a successful enterprise from start-up.

Eligibility - entry is open to any business with an office based in Sussex. The business must have started to trade no earlier than February 28th 2019 and no later than August 31st 2021. Nominations for this award can be from the entrant themselves or a third party. 

Best Customer Service

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Handelsbanken Logo

This Award aims to recognise a business that exceeds customer expectations in all areas of the business by providing the very highest level of customer service.

Eligibility - entry is open to any business with an office based in Sussex.

Company of the Year

The winner of this award will be selected from the finalists in all the other categories. This Award will be chosen by the sponsor and recognises a business they feel stands out as an inspiration to other businesses.

Eligibility - this is a closed category.

Employer of the Year

Recognising a business that has created a healthy and supportive work environment with a genuine commitment to the wellbeing of its employees.

Eligibility - entry is open to any business with an office based in Sussex.