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President of Newhaven Chamber of Commerce, Annie Lorys with goldsmith Mike Shorer who made the trophies for the Seahaven Business Awards SUS-151221-131859001

President of Newhaven Chamber of Commerce, Annie Lorys with goldsmith Mike Shorer who made the trophies for the Seahaven Business Awards SUS-151221-131859001

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The Newhaven Chamber of Commerce will soon be opening nominations for the Seahaven Business Awards 2016.

Nominations for the event - now in its 13th year - will be opening in January in categories including Business of the Year, Business Person of the Year, Best Environmental Business, Best Customer Service, Best Retailer and the President’s Award, which will be awarded to the best new business under two years old.

For 2016, there will be a brand new category – Best Eatery – open to all cafés, pubs and restaurants in the Seahaven area.

The Seahaven Business Awards recognise businesses which have shown commitment, innovation, success and commitment to staff and businesses, which takes pride in being part of the community and drives to succeed in the current economic climate.

Newhaven Chamber of Commerce President Annie Lorys said: “After the success of last year’s event, we will be returning to Jerrom Hall in Peacehaven for the Grand Gala Awards Dinner on May 6.

“We are very excited this year to be adding a new award category – Best Eatery – we hope that this will encourage all the fantastic restaurants, cafés and pubs in the Seahaven area to enter.

“The winners will be go home with a stunning trophy designed and made by Newhaven Chamber member, goldsmith Mike Shorer.”

There will be two new judges on the judging panel this year – local MPs Maria Caulfield and Simon Kirby. They will be joined by the Mayor of Newhaven and the Presidents of the Newhaven, Peacehaven and Seaford Chambers of Commerce.

Closing date for nominations is Friday, March 25. For more information, go to www.newhavenchamber.co.uk, where you can download a nomination form or vote on-line. Ring the Chamber office on 01273 517544 for details.

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