2017 BAHBAs Shortlist Revealed

Magenta - winners last year BAHBAs on Title Sussex Magazine www.titlesussex.co.uk Magenta - winners last year and shortlisted again this year. Photo: Julia Claxton

Diversity is the name of the game this year with some of Brighton and Hove’s biggest and best businesses making the hot list, but also some of the youngest and newest. A total of 33 businesses have been shortlisted for 15 awards in this year’s Brighton and Hove Business Awards. You can see the full list below.

The list of finalists reflects the city’s broad range of businesses and includes restaurants, recruiters, search companies, book sellers, digital companies and architects, as well as iconic venues like the Palace Pier and Saltdean Lido.

Awards will also be made to the person who, in the judges’ opinion, has done the most for Brighton – the Outstanding Brightonian – and an overall Judges’ Choice award for The Best Business in Brighton.

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Fiona Shafer and Sue Popper at the 2016 BAHBAs. Photo: Julia Claxton

Commenting on the shortlist, judges chair Fiona Shafer said: “Brighton & Hove has got a lot to shout about and there’s no better platform than the BAHBAs.

“The entries seem to cover every aspect of business life from creative digital services to hospitality and an impressive array of community projects. Few other places in the country can boast such a range of businesses let alone the quality that we have seen on this year’s shortlist.”

The awards night this year is going to be at the rather fabulous Proud Country House, Stanmer Park, on Thursday 14 September. Each winner will also receive a year’s free membership to MDHUB, a vibrant and energising membership organisation that supports business owners through the challenges of growing and developing their business.

Tickets are on general release and this is definitely one of the city’s big nights. They cost £80 (+vat) each or £800 (+vat) for a table of ten and include a drinks reception, three course meal, two bottles of wine on each table and dancing till late!
Tickets can be purchased online at www.bahba.co.uk


Hospitality, Leisure & Tourism
Sponsored by Red7
Brighton Palace Pier
Isaac At
Saltdean Lido
The Salt Room

The Award for Best Customer Service
Sponsored by Yelo Architects
The Big Lemon CIC
Bluebird Tea Co.
Work the World

The Award for Best Independent Retailer
Sponsored by Churchill Square
The Book Nook
Bluebird Tea Co.
Posh Totty Designs
Present in the Laine

The Award for Business Beyond the City
Sponsored by Brighton & Hove Chamber of Commerce
Work the World

The Award for Business in The Community
Sponsored by City Cabs
HOP Consulting Ltd
Search Seven Ltd

The Best Event in The City
Sponsored by Juice 107.2 FM
Brighton Fringe
Impact Initiatives
Martlets Hospice

The Best New Kids on the Block
Sponsored by Healys
Circulate Digital
Isaac At
Saltdean Lido

The Best Place to Work
Sponsored by Graves Jenkins
Magenta Associates
Mooncup Ltd

The Creative Industries Award
Sponsored by Martin Searle Solicitors
Cobb Digital
Koru Architects

The Fastest Growing Business Award
Sponsored by NatWest
Circulate Digital

The Green Business Award
Sponsored by Green Growth Platform – University of Brighton
Brighton and Hove Energy Services Co-operative
Brighton E-bikes
Creative Bloom
Mooncup Ltd

The Managing Director of the Year
Sponsored by Robinson Low Francis
James Dempster, Cobb Digital
Danielle Plowman, Ellie Ellie
Pam Loch, Loch Associates
Seb Royle, PLATF9RM

The Professional Services Award
Sponsored by Cardens Accountants
DMH Stallard LLP
HOP Consulting Ltd
Work the World

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