The closing date for entries for the 2017 Gatwick Diamond Business Awards is the 18th November. Enter your company now.

We are delighted to be announcing the 9th Gatwick Diamond Business Awards Once again we have brought together a fantastic group of sponsors and judges to help us find and celebrate the very best businesses across the Gatwick Diamond. The Gatwick Diamond Business Awards give any business the opportunity to shine as brightly as they can … like a Diamond.

Jeremy Taylor, Chief Executive, Gatwick Diamond Business.

Headline Sponsors to date: Gatwick Airport, NatWest, Nestle, Emirates Airline

Pre-Dinner Reception: Irwin Mitchell

Compere: Stephen Mangan

Award Categories & Sponsors

Business of the Year - NatWest

Business Person of the Year - KPMG

New Business of the Year - the FSB

Green Business of the Year - Crawley Borough Council

The Award for Developing People for Business Success - Central Sussex College

Responsible Business of the Year – University of Sussex, School of Business, Management & Economics

Manufacturing Business of the Year– asb law

The Award for Customer Delight - Extech

International Business of the Year - Gatwick Diamond Initiative

Employer of the Year - Search

The Award for Supply Chain Excellence - University of Brighton

The Award for Innovation and Technology in Business - Rawlison Butler LLP

Professional Services Firm of the Year - tbc

The Award for the Place to Meet - Vines BMW & Mini

Award Categories & Sponsors

Design Partner: Storm Creative Partnership

Venue Partner: Millennium & Copthorne Hotels

Event Partner: Avensys Live

Media Partner: Platinum Business Magazine

Staging Design & Event Partner: Avensys Live

Key dates for your diary:

18th November 2016: Closing date for entries

Dec 2016 - Jan 2017: Judging Period

9th February 2017: Finalist announcement at the Sponsors and Media Breakfast

16th March 2017: The Gatwick Diamond Business Awards 2017

13th April 2017: Sponsors and 2017 Winners Celebration Breakfast

To find out more about the Awards and to be involved, visit or follow the Awards on Twitter @gdbizawards

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