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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.

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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.

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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

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County Mall Manager receives ‘Centre Manager of the Year’ at national awards

The Centre Manager at County Mall in Crawley received an award for ‘Centre Manager of the Year’ at the 2018 SCEPTRE Awards.

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'Centre Manager of the Year (large centre)' presented to County Mall's Mark Haynes by Koralie Gardener from Retail Report. (Image: JLD Media)

With County Mall’s 25th Anniversary and the opening of new stores including Hotel Chocolat, Paperchase and DFS, 2017 was an exciting year for Mark Haynes and the centre’s management team.

The team’s hard work culminated in a SCEPTRE Award for Mark as Centre Manager of the Year (Large Centre) at a recent industry event.

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The SCEPTRE Awards recognise the Best Practice and the Best People in the Shopping Centre industry, putting the spotlight on Management Teams, Retailers and Suppliers that demonstrate real excellence.

In his seven years as Centre Manager Mark has focussed on enhancing the customer experience and customer service at the Crawley shopping centre, which attracts 8 million visitors a year.

Working closely with the marketing team (who also won an industry award this year in recognition of their Strategic Marketing campaign for County Mall Shrunk the Shoppers last summer), Mark has worked to reposition the centre’s perception in key targeted locations and is an integral member of the town and community.

Centre Manager at County Mall, Mark Haynes.

Chairing the Town Centre Partnership and initiating the feasibility of a BID, Mark has an influential stance in Crawley and uses his position to raise the perception of the town in the surrounding areas.

Mark has also dedicated time to fundraising and community efforts including the opening of Crawley’s very first “Changing Places” facility, running 2 marathons in 2 weeks on behalf of St Catherine’s Hospice and facilitating multiple charity events in the centre, resulting in charity donations worth over £46k in the year.

Centre Manager Mark Haynes stated:

“I’m immensely proud to have won this award for County Mall, and am lucky to have a great team, without whom it wouldn’t have been possible.”

 

For updates on news, events and promotions from County Mall; visit countymall.co.uk or keep updated on Facebook and Twitter.

 

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