Business Matters Awards winners announced

JPCT 130913 S13380709x Business Matters Awards 2013 -photo by Steve Cobb

JPCT 130913 S13380709x Business Matters Awards 2013 -photo by Steve Cobb

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The leading lights of the area’s business world gathered to celebrate their achievements and successes at this newspaper’s Business Matters Awards on Friday September 13.

Covering Horsham, Crawley, Mid Sussex and parts of East Sussex, the annual awards were hosted by television newsreader and presenter Fred Dinenage at a black-tie event at Gatwick’s Copthorne Hotel Effingham.

Nominations were sent in by readers, then judged by a panel of sponsors.

Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure (sponsored by the Sussex Express):

Winner - Sussex Community Rail Partnership

Employer of the Year (sponsored by Timeless Time):

Winner - 1st Central Insurance Management Ltd

Highly Commended - Interior Concepts Ltd

Employee/Team of the Year (sponsored by Richard Place Dobson):

Winner - Furniture Now

Education and Training (sponsored by UK Power Networks):

Winner - Avens Ltd

Place to Eat (sponsored by the Mid Sussex Times):

Winner - Restaurant Tristan

Star of the Future (age limit 28) (Sponsored by Tanbridge House School):

Winner - Equine Elite (Sarah Huntley)

Start-Up (sponsored by Newhaven Enterprise Centre):

Winner - CPS Entertainment Ltd

Small Business (up to 10 ) (Sponsored by JSPC Computer Services):

Winner - Horsham Markets

Highly Commended - Special Creations

Medium Business (10 to 50) (Sponsored by Richard Place Dobson):

Winner - Capital Consulting International Ltd

Highly Commended - Create.net

Large Business (50+) (Sponsored by Baker Tilley):

Winner - Damovo UK Ltd

Retailer (sponsored by Qaboo Ltd):

Winner - Taylor Made Uniforms Ltd

Manufacturing & Construction (sponsored by Newhaven Enterprise Centre):

Winner - Hepworth & Co Brewers Ltd

Going Green (Sponsored by Crawley Observer)

Winner - Sussex Green Living

Innovation (Sponsored by Timeless Time):

Winner - Qaboo Ltd

Business Personality (Sponsored by JK Theatre Arts):

Winner - Kaytie Harding - Voice from the Coal Shed

Customer Service (Sponsored by C&T Radmall Funeral Service):

Winner - Newhaven Enterprise Centre

Lifetime Achievement (Sponsored by ETC Magazine):

Winner - Adam Walker of Crickmay Chartered Surveyors

Overall Business (Sponsored by JSPC Computer Services):

Voice from the Coal Shed

Readers Choice:

Taylor Made Uniforms

For pictures and a full report see this week’s paper.