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Sussex Chamber of Commerce Awards

Chamber Business Awards 2016 Logo

The very best of British business were celebrated at the British Chamber of Commerce’s annual Chamber Business Awards ceremony last night. The Chamber Business Awards, which is now in its 13th year, is one of the showpiece events in the business calendar, highlighting the role of business in delivering growth and prosperity for the UK and local communities.

Businesses from across the country came together at the gala dinner, hosted by TV presenter Gethin Jones, to mark the outstanding achievements of both UK firms and Chambers of Commerce.

Ana Christie, Chief Executive of the Sussex Chamber of Commerce said:

 “These awards are the perfect opportunity to thank British businesses, of different sizes and sectors, for their contribution to the UK economy. I am constantly impressed by the determination, innovation and the contribution made to local communities by business. I look forward to seeing the winners and finalists of our awards continue to prosper, creating more jobs and opportunities for our nation. The Sussex Chamber is very proud to have 2 members who were awarded with a national award title.”

Scientific instrument firm wins Export Business of the Year and Business of the Year

Scientifica 'Export Business of theYear' and 'Business of the Year'

Scientifica, a designer, manufacturer and distributor of scientific instruments based in Sussex, is celebrating after winning the Export Business of the Year Award, sponsored by DHL, at the British Chambers of Commerce’s annual Chamber Business Awards 2016. The Chamber Business Awards, now in its 13th year, is one of the showpiece events in the business calendar, highlighting the role of business in delivering growth and prosperity for the UK and local communities.

Scientifica also won the award for Business of the Year, and as a prize will be invited to open the London Stock Exchange on the 13th of March 2017, the day the Chamber Business Awards 2017 are launched.

The judges were impressed by Scientifica’s product range. Their clients are neuroscientists researching the causes, and cures for, conditions such as Alzheimers, Parkinsons and other neuro-degenerative diseases.

The company exports to 44 countries around the world, 75% of their sales were exports in 2015, and they have grown these sales four fold in the last five years.

Chamber Business Awards 2016 'National Winner'


South East firm wins technology award

Chamber Business Awards 2016 'National Winner'

Groundsure, a South East-based business which provides assessments for commercial and residential sales and developments is celebrating after winning the Best Use of Technology award, sponsored by BT, at the British Chambers of Commerce’s annual Chamber Business Awards 2016. The Chamber Business Awards, now in its 13th year, is one of the showpiece events in the business calendar, highlighting the role of business in delivering growth and prosperity for the UK and local communities.

The judging panel praised Groundsure for its user-friendly online system that saves significant time and money on all their land and property transactions, in addition to creating a new responsive website that provides customers with greater accessibility and ease of use.

Groundsure’s ability to digitise maps spanning nearly 200 years, at a higher resolution than previously available in the industry, has resulted in steady business growth over the last three years, and increased turnover, profit and staff levels.

Congratulations from the Sussex Chamber to both Scientifica and Groundsure!

 


 

We are proud to say that we are sponsors of this years ‘Small Business of the Year’ Award

Celebrating business excellence across Sussex, the Awards are the longest established scheme of its kind in the county, twenty eight this year!Sussex Business Awards

There are sixteen trophies to be won this year including the prestigious Company of the Year, International Company of the Year and individual awards for entrepreneurship and customer service.

Winning an award really can make a difference! It can also:
* Increase credibility
* Attract new business
* Add value to your marketing
* Raise your company profile
* Gain invaluable media coverage
* Boost staff morale and improve motivation
* Gain free, independent assessment from expert judges
* Provide opportunities to network with business leaders across the county

 

2016 Winners

 

The Award for Innovation in Business
Sponsored by Sussex Innovation Centre
WINNER PULSE.AERO
FINALIST Curry Leaf Café
FINALIST TECO Building Products

The Award for Best Customer Service 
Sponsored by Checkatrade.com
WINNER The Dental Barn Ltd
FINALIST The Grand Brighton
FINALIST Welbeing

The Award for the Most Promising New Business
Sponsored by Coffin Mew
WINNER Opun
FINALIST The BaseSkate Park CIC
FINALIST SourcedBox

The Best Place To Entertain Your Clients
Sponsored by Title Sussex
WINNER Sussex Cricket
FINALIST Blanch House
FINALIST Brighton Fringe
FINALIST East Sussex National

The Award for Best Employer
Sponsored by Morgan Sindall
WINNER Stelfox
FINALIST Yelo Architects
FINALIST ILG

The Award for Healthiest Workplace Award
Sponsored by Natures Way Food
WINNER Legal & General
FINALIST European Recruitment
FINALIST Scout Shops Ltd

The Award for Leisure & Tourism
Sponsored by Southern Railway
WINNER The BaseSkate Park CIC
ONE TO WATCH Best of England
FINALIST Smart Performance

International Business of the Year
Sponsored by HSBC
WINNER Stelfox
FINALIST Frontier Pitts
ONE TO WATCH Ridgeview Wine Estate

The Award for the Most Sustainable Business 
Sponsored by Wealden District Council
WINNER Burleys
HIGHLY COMMENDED The Big Lemon
FINALIST Green Mop Ltd

 

 

The Award for Professional Services
Sponsored by Vantage Professional Risks
WINNER Yelo Architects
ONE TO WATCH Robinson Low Francis
HIGHLY COMMENDED Juno Wealth Management

The Responsible Business Award
Sponsored by Checkaprofessional.com
WINNER LoveLocalJobs.com
HIGHLY COMMENDED ILG
FINALIST Wave Leisure Trust

The Entrepreneur of the Year
Sponsored by Platinum Business
WINNER Neil Laughton, Laughton & Co Ltd
FINALIST Terry Nitman & Steve Hayman, Cheesmur Building Contractors
FINALIST Amber Rust, Bonieri

The Small Business of the Year
Sponsored by Sussex Chamber of Commerce
WINNER Boom Boom The Label
FINALIST Fundraising Auctions Ltd
FINALIST The Dental Barn Ltd

Sussex Company of the Year
Sponsored by Mazars
WINNER ILG
FINALIST Crunch Accounting
FINALIST The Kitchen Store
FINALIST Newview Homes Ltd
FINALIST Cheesmur Building Contractors

The Greatest Contribution to Sussex Charity
Sponsored by The Argus
WINNER Andy Cheesman, City Cabs
FINALIST Brighton & Hove Buses
FINALIST Carousel

Sussex Businessperson of the Year
Sponsored by Heart FM
WINNER Darren Fell, Crunch Accounting
FINALIST Stephen Gaffer, Frontier Pitts
HIGHLY COMMENDED Rob Verheul, Graphite Digital

The Sussex Graduate of the Year
Sponsored by University of Sussex
WINNER Chris O’Hare, Hare.Digital
HIGHLY COMMENDED Kate Wood, Brighton Fringe
FINALIST Matt Sears-Black, DMH Stallard