Slideshow: More than 100 guests attend Seahaven Business Awards

More than 100 guests attended the 13th Seahaven Business Awards.

The Gala Awards Dinner took place at the East Brighton Masonic Lodge in Peacehaven on May 8.

Seahaven Business Awards winners 2015

Seahaven Business Awards winners 2015

More than 330 nominations were received from 75 companies across the Seahaven area for the six categories and 128 guests attended the event.

The judging panel included former MP Norman Baker, the Mayor of Newhaven Cllr Judith Ost and the Presidents/Chairmen of the Newhaven, Peacehaven and Seaford Chambers of Commerce. The winners of the six categories were Business of the Year - first place: Bodytips (Peacehaven) second: Prestige Promotional Products and third place Bodyhaven Salon (Newhaven). Business Person of the Year – first place Jonathan Whitehead, second: Alan Novis, third place Ian Kerr. Best Customer Service first place Payline, second place Brooklyn Hyundai Seaford and third place The Silverdale Guest House. Best Retailer of the Year, first place Historic Jewellery Reproductions, second: Badger Inks and third: Exquisite You Bridal Boutique. Best Environmental Business - first place Wave Leisure, second: Cleankill Environmental Services and third: Newberry Tully Estate Agents. President’s Award – Best New Business first place Sam Wilde Health, second: The Sunbed Station and third: Funky Photobox. Phil Merry, Vice Chairman of Peacehaven Chamber presented its annual Chairman’s Award trophy to Chris Chandler and Gerri Ori, Chairman of Seaford Chamber awarded their Chairman’s trophy to secretary Rachel Brown. The awards were followed by a grand raffle and a silent charity auction organised by Charity Fund Raising Auctions and £800 was donated to Down Syndrome Development Trust.

Annie Lorys, President of the Newhaven Chamber of Commerce said: “This has been another successful year for the Seahaven Business Awards. The standard of the nominations was very high and the judges had a very tough job when it came to selecting the finalists and then whittling this down to the winners. Our congratulations to all the finalists and winners, but I would like to say to the businesses that weren’t placed this year – please don’t be disheartened and we hope that you will consider entering again next year. On behalf of Newhaven Chamber I would like to say a really big thank you to all our sponsors.”

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n Newhaven chamber thanked key sponsors Newhaven Town Council, Wave Leisure, Sustrans, Barwells Quality Solicitors, Co op Funeralcare, Seahaven FM and Veolia and the six sponsors of the awards - Swindells Chartered Accountants, HM Bookkeeping & Payroll Services Ltd, Excell Design, Co op Funeralcare, Sustrans and Sussex Sign Company. Ms Lorys added: “We are also delighted Peacehaven and Seaford Chambers came on board again this year.”

Newhaven chamber thanked key sponsors Newhaven Town Council, Wave Leisure, Sustrans, Barwells Quality Solicitors, Co op Funeralcare, Seahaven FM and Veolia and the six sponsors of the awards - Swindells Chartered Accountants, HM Bookkeeping & Payroll Services Ltd, Excell Design, Co op Funeralcare, Sustrans and Sussex Sign Company. Ms Lorys added: “We are also delighted Peacehaven and Seaford Chambers came on board again this year.”