Connect with us

Business

AMAZING! Exclusive photos & interviews with Gatwick Diamond winners

An exclusive from CN24 shows photos of all the night’s winners as well as interviews as they collected their awards.

Published

on

Brian Conley at the 10th Gatwick Diamond Business Awards 2018 (Photo by Jon Rigby)

In an exclusive from CN24, we caught up with winners as they came off the stage to collect their awards.

The Business Award Winners are those businesses or people who have shown innovation and inspiration in their work, and have demonstrated a real commitment to this world-class region.

More news: Crawley residents urged to snap out of winter blues

The Winners were unveiled at the 10th Anniversary of the Gatwick Diamond Business Awards at the Effingham Park Hotel, on 15th March, 2018.

The Headline Sponsors are B&CE, the Peoples Pension; Extech.co.uk; Gatwick Airport Ltd and NatWest. The Evening started with a Pre-Dinner Reception, and the evening rounded off with the now highly anticipated After-Show Party.

The winners in each category were:

Green Business of the Year – sponsored by Crawley Borough Council

  • Hilton London Gatwick Airport

Hilton Hotel London Gatwick are Green Business of the Year sponsored by Crawley Borough Council (Photo by Jon Rigby)

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

  • Cleankill Pest Control

Cleankill are the Responsible Business of the Year sponsored by University of Sussex BMEc (Photo by Jon Rigby)

International Business of the Year – sponsored by the Gatwick Diamond Initiative

  • Acro Aircraft Seating

Acro Aircraft Seating win International Business of the Year sponsored by the Gatwick Diamond Initiative (Photo by Jon Rigby)

The Award for Customer Delight – sponsored by Thakeham Group

  • Gatwick Recruitment and Training Ltd T/A Driver Hire Gatwick

Driver Hire Gatwick win the Award for Customer Delight sponsored by Thakeham Group (Photo by Jon Rigby)

Employer of the Year – sponsored by Search Consultancy

  • Assurity Consulting

Assurity Consulting are Employer of the Year sponsored by Search Consultancy (Photo by Jon Rigby)

The Award for Developing People for Business Success – sponsored by Crawley College

  • Ashdown Park Hotel & Country Club

Ashdown Park Hotel Country Club win the Award for Developing People for Business Success sponsored by Crawley College (Photo by Jon Rigby)

The Award for Supply Chain Excellence – sponsored by University of Brighton

  • PVL UK Ltd

PVL win the Award for Supply Chain Excellence sponsored by the University of Brighton (Photo by Jon Rigby)

 

Manufacturing Business of the Year – sponsored by asblaw LLP

  • PVL UK Ltd

PVL are the Manufacturing Business of the Year sponsored by asblaw (Photo by Jon Rigby)

Apprentice of the Year – sponsored by Reigate & Banstead Borough Council

  • Robert Wiles, Cloud9 Insight

Robert Miles of Cloud9 Insight is the Apprentice of the Year, sponsored by Reigate & Banstead Borough Council (Photo by Jon Rigby)

New Business of the Year – sponsored by Basepoint Business Centres

  • Growth by Design

Growth by Design are the New Business of the Year sponsored by Basepoint Business Centres (Photo by Jon Rigby)

Business Person of the Year – sponsored by KPMG

  • Rob Pierre, Jellyfish Group Ltd

Rob Pierre, MD of Jellyfish, is the Business Person of the Year, sponsored by KPMG LLP (Photo by Jon Rigby)

Business of the Year (Up to £1m Turnover) – sponsored by Platinum Publishing Group

  • Juno Wealth Management Ltd

Juno Wealth Management win the Business of the Year, under £1m, sponsored by Platinum Publishing Group (Photo by Jon Rigby)

Business of the Year (Over £1m Turnover) – sponsored by NatWest

  • MHA Carpenter Box

MHA Carpenter Box are the Business of the Year over £1m sponsored by NatWest (Photo by Jon Rigby)

Business of the Decade – sponsored by NatWest

  • ILG

ILG crowned Business of the Decade sponsored by NatWest (Photo by Jon Rigby)

The Awards were presented by the award-winning comedy legend, star of stage and screen and more recently, a popular contestant on Strictly Come Dancing, Brian Conley at the Gatwick Diamond Business Awards Dinner, on the 15th March, 2018.

Brian Conley at the 10th Gatwick Diamond Business Awards 2018 (Photo by Jon Rigby)

 

From Gatwick Diamond we managed to catch up with Chairman Anya Ledwith:

We also spoke to the General manager of the Copthorne Hotel hosting the event Bharat Rai:

 

This year one of the headline sponsors was an SME, Extech.  We spoke to their MD Andrew Hookway:

Another main sponsor was Gatwick Airport.  We caught up with Alison Addy Head of Community Engagement:

Another major supporter of the awards is Richard Place Dobson, we spoke to Matthew Tyson:

We also managed to speak to Ana Christie, Chief Executive for the Sussex Chamber of Commerce.

 

For more, visit www.gatwickdiamondbusinessawards.com or follow @gdbizawards on Twitter

Keep up to date with all the latest news.

Follow us on:

Twitter: @crawleynews24

Facebook: Crawleynews24

listen live

Business

West Sussex’s exciting new crowdfunding platform

From a local event or festival to bringing a disused space back to life, West Sussex has a new way to fund and support local projects.

Published

on

Have you ever had an idea that you think would be fantastic for your local area but struggle when it comes to funding the project? Don’t panic. There’s a new way to get the funding.

West Sussex Crowd is a new crowdfunding platform where you can share your community idea and offer neighbours, local businesses and other interested parties the opportunity to pledge their support to make your idea a reality.

More news: Hidden illness project needs votes to come to Crawley

Ideas can now be uploaded online at www.westsussexcrowd.org.uk

Debbie Kennard, Cabinet Member for Safer, Stronger Communities, said:

“This is a really exciting time for groups and projects in West Sussex.

“If you have an idea which will benefit your community, whether it’s a renovation project, a festival or even equipment for a club, then upload it to West Sussex Crowd.

“Groups have already put started using the site and I hope we will see many more crowdfunding campaigns launch on there soon.”

West Sussex County Council is making £330,000 Community Initiative Fund available to pledge to projects on the site.

This will replace its previous funding initiatives including the Small Grants Fund and the Members’ Big Society Fund.

Free events for groups with project ideas who would like to start crowdfunding will run in each District and Borough area during May.

Places can be booked here:

Mid Sussex Community Workshop, Monday 14th May, 10am – 12noon
Chichester Community Workshop, Tuesday 15th May, 9.30am – 11.30am
Horsham Community Workshop, Thursday 17th May, 10am – 12noon
Crawley Community Workshop, Thursday 17th May, 2pm – 4pm
Arun Community Workshop, Friday 18th May, 10am – 12noon
Adur/Worthing Community Workshop, Friday 18th May, 2pm – 4pm

Those who have a project idea but are unable to attend an event are encouraged to register for one of these free webinars:

Royal Society of Arts Online Crowdfunding Workshop (with Spacehive taking part), Thursday 19th April, 6pm – 7pm
• Spacehive’s Webinar: How to run an awesome crowdfunding campaign, Wednesday 25th April, 12noon – 1pm

A formal launch event will take place on Wednesday 9 May from 5.30pm to 7pm at St. Paul’s, Worthing.

To find out more and to upload your project to West Sussex Crowd, visit: www.westsussexcrowd.org.uk

If you have further queries about getting started or would like to discuss your project ideas, please e mail communities@westsussex.gov.uk

Keep up to date with all the latest news.

Follow us on:

Twitter: @crawleynews24

Facebook: Crawleynews24

listen live

Continue Reading
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement e

Trending