The Winners  amp  Sponsors of the GDBA 2019

The 2019 winners of the prestigious Gatwick Diamond Business Awards were announced in March to a packed audience at the Effingham Park Hotel, Gatwick.  Highlights included Nick Broom being recognised as Business Person of the Year and his company, PVL ltd of Burgess Hill, winning the Business of the Year Award for larger businesses.

Now in their 11th year, the Awards are a well-established highlight of the business calendar. They celebrate the achievements of individual businesses and business people across a wide range of categories.  Importantly, they also showcase the success of the Gatwick Diamond economic area as major driver of the regional and national economies.  

This year’s ceremony was hosted by Shaun Williamson a familiar face on stage and screen, starting with his break-through role as Barry Evans in Eastenders.  More recently he has supported Ricky Gervais in TV comedy classics including Extras.  The audience of 600 were also entertained by Xavier, fresh from stealing the show as contenders on BBC One’s “All Together NOW”.

The Awards are strongly supported by the Gatwick Diamond business community.  The Headline Sponsors were Gatwick Airport, NatWest, Thakeham Group and Extech Cloud. The Evening started with a Pre-Dinner Reception sponsored by BGF and was rounded- off with the now highly anticipated After-Show Party.


The winners in each category were;

Responsible Business of the Year – sponsored by University of Sussex Business School


International Business of the Year – sponsored by the Gatwick Diamond Initiative

CAE Training & Services UK Ltd


The Award for Customer Delight – sponsored by DMH Stallard

Gemini Print Group


The Award for the Place to Meet sponsored by CEC Direct Ltd

Ashdown Park Hotel & Country Club


Employer of the Year – sponsored by Search Consultancy

Kingston Smith LLP


The Award for Developing People for Business Success – sponsored by Crawley College

Cloud9 Insight 


The Award for Supply Chain Excellence – sponsored by University of Brighton

Acro Aircraft Seating


The Award for Innovation & Technology – sponsored by asb Law LLP

Aspen Pumps Group


Manufacturing Business of the Year – sponsored by Kreston Reeves

Gemini Print Group


Professional Services Firm of the Year – sponsored by Crawley Borough Council 

MCA Consulting Engineers


Apprentice of the Year – sponsored by Reigate & Banstead Borough Council 

Cameron Heath – SOS Systems Ltd 


New Business of the Year – sponsored by Basepoint Business Centres 

Ethos Farm Ltd


Business Person of the Year – sponsored by KPMG

Nick Broom – PVL UK Ltd 


Business of the Year (Up to £1m)– sponsored by SHW

ViiSana Ltd


Business of the Year (Over £1m)– sponsored by NatWest


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