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2018 Sussex Business Awards Finalists Announced

SBA Finalist

The shortlist for the 30th annual Sussex Business Awards has been announced and hundreds of applicants have been whittled down to just fifty-one finalists. Engage Health Group is delighted to have been nominated for the Business in the Community Award.

Representatives from sixteen towns across the county make the shortlist and after a record-breaking number of nominations, judges had an enormously difficult task as the entries were of such a high standard.

The judging panel, chaired by Mike Herd, executive director of Sussex Innovation Centre, included representatives from Allied Irish Bank, HSBC, Mazars, Gatwick Airport, University of Sussex, Red7, Coffin Mew, Clearline Recruitment, CountyClean Group, Vantage Professional Risks, LMS Group and Rockinghorse.

Commenting on this year’s shortlist, Mike said: “Each year the standard of entries gets better and better and this year was no exception.

“This year’s finalists are a stimulating mix of established businesses and new entrepreneurial ventures with a common thread running through them all – resilience and determination to succeed. Congratulations to all the shortlist!”

Winners will be announced at The Grand Brighton on November 29th.

Over 500 of the county’s leading businesspeople are expected to attend giving guests the perfect opportunity to network with peers, celebrate with colleagues and find out those all-important results.

The 2018 finalists are (in alphabetical order):

Best Customer Service

Sponsored by Platinum Publishing Group

Allison Jeffery Skin Health and Laser Clinic

Boundless by CSMA

Nuffield Health Haywards Heath Hospital

Paxton Access


Business in The Community Award

Sponsored by Gatwick Airport

Engage Health Group

Mabel’s Emporium

Search Seven


Business Innovation of the Year

Sponsored by Sussex Innovation Centre

Flinder Effect

LifeBox (@The Montefiore Hospital)

Mindlab International

Rayner Intraocular Lenses


Corporate Fundraiser of the Year

Sponsored by Rockinghorse

Morgan Sindall


Richard Place Dobson


Employer of the Year

Sponsored by Clearline Recruitment

B&CE Holdings

Legal & General

The Student Room Group


International Business of the Year

Sponsored by HSBC

Paxton Access




Professional Services Award

Sponsored by Vantage Professional Risks

MacConvilles Surveying


Rix & Kay LLP


Start-up of the Year

Sponsored by Coffin Mew

Advanced Material Development




Creative Industries Award

Sponsored by University of Sussex





Tourist Destination of the Year

Sponsored by Red7

Fishers Adventure Farm Park

Horsham Museum & Art Gallery

The Charleston Trust


Food & Drink Destination of the Year

Sponsored by The Gemini Print Group

Jeremy’s Restaurant

Malmaison Brighton



Businessperson of the Year

Sponsored by CountyClean Group

Carl Fillery, Boundless by CSMA

Kevin Markwick, The Picture House Cinema and Restaurant

Nick Broom, PVL UK


SME Business of the Year

Sponsored by LMS Group



HSM Global

Modus Brands


Large Business of the Year

Sponsored by Allied Irish Bank

Rayner Intraocular Lenses


World of Books


Company of the Year

Sponsored by Mazars


Bird & Blend Tea

Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club

Chandlers Building Supplies

Rayner Intraocular Lenses

World of Books


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