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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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The Harry Potter Shop™ lands at Gatwick North Terminal

London Gatwick has welcomed The Harry Potter Shop™ to its North Terminal.

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As the UK enjoys the release of Warner Bros. Pictures’ Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, the new 614 sq ft store offers a fantastic selection of items from across the Wizarding World.

From gifts to clothing, souvenirs to collectibles, Gatwick’s latest addition will offer a unique experience for the airport’s global passenger mix. Over 46 million passengers travel through Gatwick each year, with the airport offering connections to over 220 destinations, including more than 60 long-haul routes.

Tyler Miles, 10, visits The Harry Potter Shop before heading off on holiday from Gatwick.

Amongst the great winter gifts that can be purchased are Harry Potter Christmas jumpers and a winter accessories set including hat, scarf and gloves. Wizarding World fans can even bag a personalised Hogwarts acceptance letter, mystery flying Snitch or – the ultimate must-have for any aspiring wizard or witch – their favourite character’s wand.

Jonathan Sands of The Harry Potter Shop™ said:

“We are so proud to open the newest of our official Harry Potter Shops at Gatwick Airport’s North Terminal. Our aim is to create a unique shopping experience, offering the best of what the Wizarding World has to offer.”

Rachel Bulford, Head of Retail, London Gatwick said:

“I am thrilled to welcome such a popular and iconic brand to Gatwick. The Harry Potter Shop™ is a fantastic addition to the retailers at Gatwick as we continue to focus on providing great choice and value for our passengers through our mix of shops and restaurants.”

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