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Sussex Chamber of Commerce Are Proud to Support Sussex Teacher of the Year

Teacher of the Year Supporters

A Foreign Office worker turned Sussex business leader is the latest addition to the judging panel for the Sussex Teacher of the Year Awards – and she has first-hand experience of the trials and tribulations of the classroom.

Ana Christie, chief executive of the Sussex Chamber of Commerce, has lived in the Philippines and India, where she taught English for two years – and says she’s delighted to be involved in recognising and rewarding the people who lay the foundations for children’s success.

“At the Chamber we are very passionate about making sure that there is a connection between schools and business,” she explained.

“The Sussex Teacher of the Year awards are an opportunity to recognise the teachers, the teaching assistants and all the staff in schools who play such an important part in educating the next generation of skilled workers.”

The awards are open to anyone who works in a school in East or West Sussex, whether as a member of staff or a volunteer. Nominations must be in by noon on Thursday, April 12.

Both the district and overall winners will be invited to an awards dinner at the four-star Mercure Brighton Seafront Hotel in June. All the winners will be presented with a certificate – and for the overall winners there will be trophies and prizes, either for the teacher or their school or college.

The Sussex Teacher of the Year awards are also supported by East Sussex County Council, Sussex Newspapers, 3D Recruit Education, Kreston Reeves, KCS, the Mercure Brighton Seafront Hotel, the Best Western York House Hotel in Eastbourne and FE Sussex.

For more information or to nominate someone, visit

Businesses and organisations who would like to support the awards should email 

Sussex Teacher of the Year

BCC launches Chamber Business Awards at London Stock Exchange

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC)  launches its flagship Chamber Business Awards at the London Stock Exchange. London Chamber of Commerce & Industry members AnyJunk, last year’s winner of the ‘Business of the Year’ award, has the honour of opening the day’s trading.

The prestigious competition is one of the showpiece events in the business calendar, recognising and promoting the best of British business through a series of regional heats, culminating in a Gala Awards Dinner, which will take place at Tobacco Dock, London on 29 November.

Entries open today and will be accepted until midnight on Friday 29 June. This year’s winner of the Business of the Year award will have the same chance to open the market at the London Stock Exchange as a prize, a rare opportunity for a private business. 

Companies can enter nine categories, covering exports, small business, exemplary employers, technology, high-growth, customer commitment, partnerships with the education sector, digital communications, and workplace wellbeing.  Sponsors of this year’s awards include Bibby Financial Services, DHL, Legal and General, The London Stock Exchange, Qdos Consulting and RADA in Business.

Francis Martin, President of the British Chambers of Commerce said:

“Businesses are the driving force of the UK economy, generating jobs, prosperity and growth. Every year, the Chamber Network celebrates the best of British business, and recognises their contribution to both local communities and the wider economy.

“Every time I visit Chamber member businesses I’m struck by the time and resources they invest in developing the technology and talent of tomorrow. The Awards acknowledge the relentless efforts of these businesses and their talented employees.

“Each year the calibre and diversity of applicants to the Chamber Business Awards surpasses our expectations, and we look forward to seeing the scope of great companies that apply this year.”

Jason Mohr of AnyJunk, Winner of the ‘Business of the Year’ award 2017, said:

“Everyone at AnyJunk is extremely proud to have been recognised in this way. To have been chosen from hundreds of companies across the UK is a huge honour and one we’ll do our very best to live up to. Getting to open the London Stock Exchange is definitely the icing on the cake.”

Marcus Stuttard, Head of UK Primary Markets & Head of AIM, London Stock Exchange Group said:

“We are proud to support the Chamber Business Awards and celebrate the best of British business. London Stock Exchange Group is committed to supporting the most ambitious firms, allowing them to scale and grow.

To enter online, go to or for further information you can contact the team on 01444 259259, email or follow @chamber_awards on Twitter.

Chamber Awards 2018

Open for Entry Until 29th June 2018