How do you make a business stand out from the crowd?
From tireless workers to community action to advertisements and marketing, the world of business is fraught with risk and tough truths and the reality is that for every ten businesses set up this year, nine of them won’t make it past their two-year anniversary.
However, in Sussex we’re blessed with a high percentage of companies that have thrived in the pressure-cooker of business democracy and lived to tell the tale. Therefore, to celebrate the county’s very best in business excellence are the Sussex Business Awards, which are returning for their 27th successive year.
There are fifteen trophies up for grabs at the glitzy awards night including the prestigious Sussex Company of the Year, as well as other awards for innovation, customer service, small and international businesses and entrepreneurs, along with many other options.
For the second year running Mike Herd, the executive director of Sussex Innovation Centre and the Sussex Businessperson of the Year 2000, will be taking his place as Chairman of the Judges. Mike was also recently awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise Promotion and is looking forward to judging the biggest and best businesses and people from the last year.
“I am delighted to have been asked to take up the Chair of the Sussex Business Awards once again,” Mike commented. “This year no doubt there will be many other businesses across the region hoping they can follow in the footsteps of 15 winners across all categories.
“But the real beauty of these awards is that, no matter who takes the accolades, we can all join together to celebrate business success in this remarkable county.”
For the first time Title Sussex Magazine will be media sponsors of the Sussex Business Awards and we’re extremely proud to be supporting such a recognised event, which helps to acknowledge and reward the businesses that make Sussex what it is.
Caraline Brown, the awards organiser from Midnight Communications, said, “I am proud to be involved in these established awards, which have carved a vital place in the business community. The awards demonstrate what a terrific place Sussex is for creating and doing business.
Twenty seven years since they were first launched, the awards have become an unmissable date in our business diaries and I am delighted that they continue to give local businesses the chance to demonstrate outstanding performance and excellence in their field.”
Companies have until Wednesday 9 September 2015 to enter their submissions before the award winners are announced at a ceremony at The Grand Brighton, on 3 December.
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!