The Sussex Business Awards launches in July and is set to celebrate yet another exciting year of regional business success.

The Awards have built a reputation as one of the most important dates in the business calendar since their inception in 1989.

Recognising business excellence across Sussex, these prestigious Awards are the longest established of their kind in Sussex and widely considered to be ‘the one to win’. Almost 300 of the county’s leading businesses have received the accolade of Sussex Business Award winner including the likes of Alexander House Hotel, Blue Forest, The Brighton Marathon, Carte Blanche Greetings Ltd, Cash Bases,, Chichester College, Domestic & General, Eezehaul, FDM Group, Gatwick Airport, Higgidy Pies, Life Pure Water, Marlin Financial Group, Natures Way Foods, Neilson Active Holidays, Parafi x Holdings Limited, Ridgeview Wine Estate, RSPCA, Southern Water and The Body Shop.

AJS Labels, leaders in the supply and production of self-adhesive labels, stickers and label products within the UK, was the big winner last year after being named Sussex Businessperson of the Year and Sussex Company of the Year - and owner, Andrew Scrimgeour, could not recommend enough that businesses enter the awards.

Andrew said: “It was a great honour, privilege and I have to say surprise to win two awards. We have an enviable reputation in the UK but to be benchmarked against the very best in Sussex - wow that was quite something! It was very motivating for all our staff but especially our young but talented management team. It has also improved our profile and reputation both locally and nationally.”

With awards for all-round excellence, as well as for those businesses demonstrating special strengths in areas such as innovation, customer service, professional services and entrepreneurs, there is an award to suit every kind of company. Businesses can enter up to three categories and deadline for submissions is Wednesday August 31st at 5pm.

There is a small admin fee of £50 to enter one award or £100 for up to three entries. You can also make nominations for the Healthiest Workplace, Best Boss, Most Sustainable Business and Outstanding Contribution to Sussex Charity free of charge.

Winners will be announced at The Grand Brighton on 1st December 2016.

To view this year’s categories and submit an entry, head online to

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