Brighton and Hove Business Awards

Brighton’s business elite turned up to celebrate an exceptional year of business in the city at the 11th annual Brighton and Hove Business Awards at All Saints Church on Thursday 15 September.

VIPs, guests and past award-winners were welcomed with a drinks reception before the evening’s entertainment began with Bollywood dancers. Food and drink then followed, thanks to the excellent catering skills of Curry Leaf Café and Brighton Gin.

MC for the night, comedian Stephen Grant, then took to the stage to present the hotly-contested awards, with plenty of worthy winners overjoyed to collect their BAHBA.

The night was closed out in style as everyone made their way to the dance floor to celebrate a fantastic year of business in Brighton and Hove.


Guests welcomed


Caroline Lucas MP


Traditional entertainment


The Title Team


Drinks from the guys and girls at the Beer Collective and Butlers Wine


Food from Curry Leaf Cafe


Bollywood in Brighton


Stephen Grant and Peter Kyle MP


The Fastest Growing Business award: Ellie Ellie


The award for Best Place to Work: The Big Lemon


Caraline Brown


Al, Laura and Alison from Small Batch Coffee


Carden Accountants


Brighton Gin


Selfie time



Plenty of chat amongst those in attendance


2016 BAHBA winners

2016 Winners

The Business in the Community
Winner: Bevendean Community Pub

The Best Place to Visit
Winner: The Sewer Tours, organised by Southern Water

The Best Event in the City
Winner: Carousel’s Oska Bright Film Festival

The Green Business Award
Winner: The Big Lemon

The Best New Kids on the Block
Winner: Brighton Gin

The Award for Best Customer Service
Winner: Blanch House

The Award for Best Place to Work
Winner: The Big Lemon

The Award for Business Beyond the City
Winner: Brighton Gin

The Award for Best Independent Retailer
Winner: Small Batch Coffee Roasters

The Creative Industries Award
Winner: The Chinese Room

The Professional Services Award
Winner: Magenta Associates

The Managing Director of the Year
Winner: Jeremy Burbidge, Ticketmedia

The Fastest Growing BusinessAward
Winner: Ellie Ellie

The Judges’ Award for Business of the Year
Winner: The Big Lemon

The Chairman’s Award
Matthew Murphy Electrical Services

The Outstanding Brightonian
Sarah Springford, Chamber of Commerce

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!