BAHBA shortlist announced

The city’s premier business awards scheme is back for 2016 and now the shortlist for the 2016 Brighton and Hove Business Awards has been released.

With 33 finalists competing for the 14 awards up for grabs, the shortlist is made up of a diverse selection of thriving companies that will all come together to celebrate the success of the city’s business community on Thursday 15 September.

The shortlist features some of the newest and youngest companies in the city and, following a 35% increase in entries for 2016, the 33 finalists truly represent the best of the best of Brighton business.

While seven of the finalists have made the shortlist twice, Ticketmedia is the only company to make it a hat-trick of entries as they feature in the award for Business Beyond the City and the Creative Industries Award, with MD Jeremy Burbidge up for the Managing Director of the Year Award as well.

Title Sussex Magazine are media sponsors once again this year and we are extremely proud to be connected to such prestigious awards that not only help to spread the Brighton and Hove brand but also add prestige to all those involved.

The finalists will all desperate to take home a BAHBA and the event, which will take place at All Saints Church in Hove, will be a great opportunity for businesses and employees to network as well as enjoying an evening of great food and drink and fantastic entertainment.

Photos: Julia Claxton

Photos: Julia Claxton

Check out the full shortlist below and for more information on the Brighton and Hove Business Awards visit

Business in the Community
Bevendean Community Pub
Brighton and Hove Bus Company

Best Place to Visit
Curry Leaf Cafe
Sea Life Brighton
The Sewer Tours, organised by Southern Water

Best Event in the City
Brighton Fringe
Burning of the Clocks, organised by Same Sky
The Sussex Beacon Half Marathon

Green Business Award
The Big Lemon
Green Mop
Recharge Cargo

Best New Kids on the Block
Brighton Gin
Circulate Digital
Curry Leaf Café

Award for Best Customer Service
Blanch House
Flowers Unlimited
The Grand Brighton

Award for Best Place to Work
The Big Lemon
Switched On

Award for Business Beyond the City
Brighton Gin

Award for Best Independent Retailer
Flowers Unlimited
Pretty Eccentric
Small Batch Coffee Roasters
Whirligig Toys

Creative Industries Award
The Chinese Room
Pretty Eccentric

Professional Services Award
Classic Consulting
LA Law
Magenta Associates

Managing Director of the Year
Heidi Carroll, MEERKATworks
Jeremy Burbidge, Ticketmedia
Danielle Plowman, Ellie Ellie

Fastest Growing Business Award
Ellie Ellie
Hyve Managed Hosting
Sawyer and Co

About Daniel White
Dan has written numerous articles for Title Sussex. He no longer works for Title Media and has made a confident career in the world of coffee!