Lewes District Council is pleased to announce the return of the Lewes District Business Awards. The awards are now open for business following a launch at AQUA Restaurant, Lewes last month.

Recognising success, innovation and excellence in the business community, the awards are free to enter and open to organisations of all sizes and sectors. The awards are an opportunity for many different types of businesses to come together and celebrate the talent and achievements of the district’s businesses.

Previous winners and sponsors heard from new Chair of Judges, David Sheppard, Chairman of Sussex Chamber of Commerce, on what makes an award entry stand out, whilst Councillor Andy Smith thanked this year’s sponsors for their continued support.

This year there are fourteen categories including the highly coveted Company of the Year and Best Independent Retailer. Four brand new categories have also been introduced - Culture, Leisure and Tourism, open to organisations that enrich the Lewes District and make it a great destination.

Best Independent Food or Drink Producer, designed to highlight the growing number of microbreweries, vineyards and farmers that have a passion to grow, source and provide local produce, the Professional Services Award, recognising businesses in the private professional sector and The Creative Industries Award, open to businesses that produce cutting-edge creative media and/or technology that have made a big noise in the creative world and beyond.

The awards ceremony will take place on Thursday 13th July 2017 at Lewes Town Hall and will be presented by BBC news presenter and correspondent, Ben Brown. Around 200 of the district’s leading businesspeople, sponsors and judges are expected to attend, giving guests the perfect opportunity to network with peers, celebrate with colleagues and find out those all important results.

This year’s sponsors include Basepoint, Cheesmur Building Contractors, Knill James, LEAP, Lewes District Council, Lewes Town Hall, Brighton & Hove Buses, Richard Soan Roofing Services, Swindells, Veolia, UNIGLOBE, Wave Leisure, Yelo Architects, Platinum Business Magazine, Aces Magazine, and Viva Lewes. With support from The Argus, Gemini Print, Peacehaven Chamber of Commerce, Seaford Chamber of Commerce, Lewes Chamber of Commerce, Newhaven Chamber of Commerce and Lewes Town Hall.

For more information on entering or to discuss sponsorship opportunities, please call 01273 666200 or email lewes@midnight.co.uk.

www.lewesdistrictbusinessawards.co.uk

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