Winners celebrate at Southern Business Awards

At a glittering gala evening tonight (Friday September 28), the region’s top businesses were celebrated.

The Southern Business Awards returned for their third year – this time at the Hilton Brighton Metropole – where the south’s finest firms were showcased.

Organised by JP South Events, part of the company which publishes this website, the winners in a range of categories were announced.

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All those shortlisted were previous winners of local heats held across Sussex and Hampshire.

For a full report and pictures don’t miss the Herald, Gazette and Observer next week.


Start-Up Category

Highly commended Greenfish Recruitment Ltd

Winner NonStop Engineering

Customer Service

Highly Commended Little Wood Group Holdings

Winner Elm Grove Newsagents


Winner Paint With Light

Small business (up to 10 employees)

Joint Winners Caroline’s Dairy and Jane Jeater Osteopathy

Going Green

Highly Commended Sussex Green Living

Winner Stonepillow Restore

Education and Training

Winner Q Hair & Beauty Ltd

Hospitality, tourism and leisure

Highly Commended Eastney Tavern

Winner Chatsworth Hotel

Medium-sized businesses (10-50 employees)

Winner Express Food Service

Outstanding contribution to the community award

Winner Affinion International

Employer of the Year award

Winner First Central Insurance Management Ltd

Best Employee or Best Team category.

Winner Norma Wood of St Michael Care Homes Ltd

Place to Eat

Highly Commended The Richmond Arms

Winner Jamie’s Italian

Young Business Person

Highly commended Daniel Edwards of Design 51

Winner Tory Smith of Tory’s Cafe in the Park

Manufacturing and construction

Winner ERG Air Pollution

Large business (50 + employees)

Winner Spofforths Chartered Accountants

Retailer of the Year.

Highly Commended Andrew McDowall

Winner The Wool Bar

Business personality

Winner James Stoner from JSPC Computer Services

Lifetime Acheivement

Winner David Luckett MBE

Overall Business of the Year

Winner ETI (Electronic Temperature Instruments)