Nominations are now open for the 2015 Seahaven Business Awards.
Categories include Business of the Year, Business Person of the Year, Best Environmental Business of the Year, Best Customer Service, Best Retailer and the President’s Award which this year will be for the Best New Business (under two years old).
The Seahaven Business Awards recognise businesses which have shown tremendous commitment, innovation, success, commitment to staff and businesses which take pride in being part of the community and which drive to succeed in the current economic climate.
Newhaven Chamber of Commerce president Annie Lorys said: “After the success of last year’s event, this year we will be moving to a new venue for the awards dinner, Jerrom Hall in Peacehaven, so that we can accommodate more guests.
“Also, we are delighted to announce that we have six fabulous new trophies, designed and made by Newhaven Chamber member, goldsmith Mike Shorer.
“Each trophy weighs 4kg and is made from solid aircraft grade alloy, anodised gold and then hand engraved and hand enamelled.”
There are six awards for companies and individuals who either work in or are based in and around the BN9, BN25, or BN10 postcode areas.
Businesses can even nominate themselves in one or more of the categories or nominate any other business.
Companies and individuals can be entered into more than one category. Entry is free. The judging panel will include local MP Norman Baker, the Mayor of Newhaven and the presidents of the Newhaven, Peacehaven and Seaford Chambers of Commerce.
Closing date for nominations is Friday, April 10, and the winners will be announced at the Chamber President’s Gala Dinner on May 8, at Jerrom Hall in Peacehaven in the presence of His Excellency Ambassador Nguyen Van Thao, Vietnamese Ambassador to the UK and Ireland, and other dignitaries.
The Seahaven Business Awards are organised by Newhaven Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with Peacehaven and Seaford Chambers of Commerce.