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Categories & Entry Forms

Large Business of the Year

Sponsored by

mha

This award recognises 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.

Business Growth Award

Sponsored by

Wellesley Logo

This award recognises a business which, through outstanding vision and leadership, has achieved significant and sustained growth over a three-year period.

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

Small Business of the Year

Sponsored by

Loch2022

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.

Medium Business of the Year

Sponsored by

Kreston Reeves

This award recognises 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.

Businessperson of the Year

Sponsored by

FRP Corporate Finance Logo

This award recognises an exceptional individual, either a successful entrepreneur or senior manager, who has made a significant impact on their business and can demonstrate outstanding achievement whilst inspiring others around them.

Eligibility - entry is open to an individual, at a senior level, working for a business based in Sussex.

Best Customer Service Award

Sponsored by

Handelsbanken Logo

This award recognises 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.

Creative Industries Award

Sponsored by

UoS Business school logo

This award recognises a business which operates in the creative and digital sectors (PR, advertising, architecture, art, crafts, design, fashion, film, music, photography, performing arts, publishing, software, toys/games, TV/radio and/or video games).

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

Community Hero Award

Sponsored by

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This award recognises a 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.

Professional Services Award

Sponsored by

Jensten Logo 1

This award recognises excellence in the 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.

Company of the Year

Sponsored by

emc

The winner of this award will be selected from the finalists in all the other categories. This winner 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

This award recognises 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.

CEO of the Year

This award aims to recognise a CEO that has demonstrated excellent performance against multiple criteria – financial, reputational, employee engagement – balanced with a clarity of leadership. The award is based on achievements made in the past 12 months. 

Eligibility - entry is open to any CEO working for a business based in Sussex.

Innovation of the Year

This award recognises 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.

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.

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

Future Talent of the Year

This award recognises 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 April 15th 2024 and working for a business based in Sussex. Nominations for this award can be from the entrant themselves or a third party.

Best New Business Award

This award recognises 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 April 2021 and no later than October 2023.