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The Gatwick Diamond Business Awards 2018 are fast approaching. So, who are the best businesses in the Gatwick Diamond Region?

Well, you’ll need to wait until the 15th March to find out but the Finalists in each of the categories for the Gatwick Diamond Business Awards 2018 were announced yesterday (15 February) at a celebration breakfast of the judges and sponsors, hosted by the Awards Venue Partner Copthorne Hotel London Gatwick.

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The Gatwick Diamond is home to a vast range of businesses, which span all sectors of the economy, from household names to niche companies, and from multinationals to sole traders.

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.

The Winners will be presented by the well-known TV comedian, Brian Conley, at the 10th Anniversary of the Gatwick Diamond Business Awards Dinner, on the 15th March at the Effingham Park Hotel. The Headline Sponsors are; B&CE, the People’s Pension; Extech.co.uk; Gatwick Airport Ltd & NatWest.

The Evening starts with a Pre-Dinner Reception, and the evening is rounded off with the now highly anticipated After-Show Party.

The Finalists in each category are;

Green Business of the Year – sponsored by Crawley Borough Council

The winner will have:
1. exhibited best overall environmental management, including carbon and sustainability performance; and/or
2. provided the most outstanding eco-service, delivering real improvements in client environmental and sustainability performance; and/or
3. produced the best eco-product contributing to environmental protection, reduction in greenhouse gas emissions or sustainable development.

  • 3FEV Ltd
  • Hilton Hotel London Gatwick
  • Mid Sussex Wood Recycling Project

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

The winner of this award will be the entrant that can demonstrate how their management, staff, suppliers and clients embrace and engage in bringing to life a Responsible Business strategy which benefits and enhances the wider community that it operates in.

  • Cleankill Pest Control
  • Future Proof CIC
  • WeFiFo

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

International growth has enormous benefits for the Gatwick Diamond economy. This Award will go to the organisation that best demonstrates an international growth strategy that has achieved outstanding levels of sales, profit and market share improvement.

  • Acro Aircraft Seating
  • Frontier Pitts Ltd
  • PVL UK Ltd

The Award for Customer Delight – sponsored by Thakeham

The winner must demonstrate experience of consistently exceeding customer expectations in order to deliver world class customer service and delight.

  • Cleankill Pest Control
  • Driver Hire Gatwick
  • stevensdrake Solicitors

Employer of the Year – sponsored by Search Consultancy

The winner of this award will be able to demonstrate that they ensure their employees are at the heart of their business, involving them in all aspects to improve performance.

  • Assurity Consulting
  • Eightspace LLP
  • Jellyfish Group Ltd

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

The winner of this award will have shown that they have a firm commitment to developing their people. They will have systematic and effective processes for identifying their workforce development needs and linking these to their business objectives, and will evaluate the success and impact of the training and development activities undertaken by employees.

  • Ashdown Park Hotel
  • Hilton Hotel London Gatwick
  • JACE Training Ltd

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

The winner of this award will demonstrate the establishment and development of the very best relationships between supplier and client.

  • Eezehaul Logistics
  • Eightspace LLP
  • PVL UK Ltd

Manufacturing Business of the Year – sponsored by asb Law

The winner of this award will demonstrate how they confront many challenges, but continues to remain competitive, sustainable and future-focused.

  • Acro Aircraft Seating
  • Denbies Wine Estate
  • PVL UK Ltd

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

The winner of this award will have shown outstanding progress and commitment to their own personal development, and their progression on a recognised learning scheme.

  • James Seden-Smith, Red River Software
  • Jordan Williams, Merranti Group
  • Robert Wiles, Cloud9 Insight

New Business of the Year – sponsored by Basepoint Business Centres

The winner of this award has demonstrated their determination, drive and passion to start and grow a successful business during tough financial times. The winner will have also demonstrated their vision to succeed and overcome many hurdles along the way.

  • Growth by Design Ltd
  • We are ECHO
  • WeFiFo

Business Person of the Year – sponsored by KPMG

The winner of this category will show that they have a clear vision / strategy for their organisation and are committed to growing their Gatwick Diamond based business.

  • Christopher White, Denbies Wine Estate
  • Rob Pierre, Jellyfish Group Ltd
  • Seni Glaister, WeFiFo

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

The winner of this category will demonstrate an exceptional track-record of achievement. We are looking for high performing and innovative small businesses that do the right thing for their clients, people and the Gatwick Diamond Community.

  • The Creative Group
  • Juno Wealth Management Ltd
  • ViiSana Ltd

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

The winner of this category will demonstrate an exceptional track-record of achievement. We are looking for high performing and innovative organisations that do the right thing for their clients, people and the Gatwick Diamond Community.

  • Jellyfish Group Ltd
  • MHA Carpenter Box
  • PVL UK Ltd

Business of the Decade – sponsored by NatWest

The winners from the past 9 years of Business of the Decade have gone head to head so we can identify the Business of the Decade. We would like to acknowledge and thank Malcolm Hyde, Regional Director of the CBI, for his independent oversight of the judging of this category.

  • B&CE, The People’s Pension
  • Denbies Wine Estate
  • ILG

Find out what is happening by visiting www.gatwickdiamondbusinessawards.com or follow @gdbizawards on Twitter for real-time updates on the night.

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Get practising because Britain’s Got Talent is coming to Crawley!

The hugely popular ITV show is holding auditions right here in Crawley at The Hawth and you can be a part of it.

On Thursday 30th August from 2-8pm you can audition to be a part of this fantastic show.

If you are under 18 you MUST be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

You can also apply via ITV.com/talent

So dust off those dance shoes, dig out the instruments and show the world how talented you are.

 

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