Hundreds turn out for Brighton and Hove Business Awards

Posted On 15 Sep 2017 at 12:37 am

Hundreds of people turned out for the 12th annual Brighton and Hove Business Awards at Stanmer House last night (Thursday 14 September).

The organisers said: “The sell-out event was attended by over 300 guests from around 100 different Brighton businesses and included the MPs for Hove and Brighton Pavilion, as well as the city mayor Councillor Mo Marsh and chair of the Tourism, Development and Culture Committee Alan Robins.

“Three companies from the city took home a brace of gongs – Mooncup Ltd was awarded the Best Place to Work and the Green Business Award while the newly refurbished Saltdean Lido won the award for Hospitality, Leisure and Tourism and the Best New Kids on the Block.

“Taking home the most sought after accolade of the Judges’ Award for Best Business of the Year, as well as the Professional Services Award, was HOP Consulting Ltd.

“Overseas healthcare professionals Work the World, which made the shortlist three times, was presented the Award for Business Beyond the City.

“Managing Director of the Year 2016 finalist Danielle Plowman, of Ellie Ellie, walked home with the title this year, with James Dempster of Cobb Digital named as One to Watch.

“Phil Green, director of MD Hub, presented the Outstanding Brightonian award to Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club which was collected by the club’s executive director and a previous winner himself, Martin Perry.”

Mr Green said: “Our winner tonight has taken Brighton beyond the UK and put us on the map of Europe.

“In fact, on (Sunday) 13 August we estimate that there were around 70 million people around the world who were chanting the name of Brighton.

“With an arena voted the best new stadium in the world in 2012, a world-class training facility, a multi-award-winning charitable arm, exceptional club and team management, the future looks bright for our Outstanding Brightonian.”

Award organisers and Brighton PR firm Midnight Communications said: “Sponsors included MD Hub, Brighton University, Red7, Healys, Churchill Square and NatWest who join City Cabs, Yelo Architects, Graves Jenkins, the Brighton and Hove Chamber of Commerce, Cardens, Martin Searle Solicitors and Robinson Low Francis.

BAHBAs winners 2017

“The awards are supported by the Big Lemon, the Brighton and Hove Chamber of Commerce, Gemini Print, the Brighton Business Curry Club, Proud Country House, Brighton and Hove City Council and the Brighton and Hove Tourism Alliance.

“Juice 107.2 FM, Platinum Business and Title Sussex join The Argus as media sponsors.

“They have all come together to create a competition which acknowledges the diversity and uniqueness of Brighton and celebrates those companies, organisations and individuals who really build the Brighton brand.”


The Award for Business in The Community

Sponsored by City Cabs


FINALIST: HOP Consulting Ltd

FINALIST: Search Seven Ltd


The Creative Industries Award

Sponsored by Martin Searle Solicitors

WINNER: Koru Architects

FINALIST: Cobb Digital

FINALIST: Ticketmedia


The Green Business Award

Sponsored by Green Growth Platform – University of Brighton

WINNER: Mooncup Ltd

ONE TO WATCH: Brighton E-bikes

FINALIST: Brighton and Hove Energy Services Co-operative

FINALIST: Creative Bloom


Hospitality, Leisure & Tourism

Sponsored by Red7

WINNER: Saltdean Lido

FINALIST: Brighton Palace Pier


FINALIST: The Salt Room


The Award for Best Independent Retailer

Sponsored by Churchill Square

WINNER: The Book Nook

ONE TO WATCH: Bluebird Tea Co.

FINALIST: Posh Totty Designs

FINALIST: Present in the Laine


The Best Event in The City

Sponsored by Juice 107.2 FM

WINNER: Martlets Hospice


FINALIST: Impact Initiatives


The Award for Best Customer Service

Sponsored by Yelo Architects

WINNER: Bluebird Tea Co.


FINALIST: Work the World


The Fastest Growing Business Award

Sponsored by NatWest

WINNER: Avalara

FINALIST: Circulate Digital

FINALIST: Pragmatic


The Award for Business Beyond the City

Sponsored by Brighton and Hove Chamber of Commerce

WINNER: Work the World


FINALIST: Ticketmedia


The Best New Kids on the Block

Sponsored by Healys

WINNER: Saltdean Lido

FINALIST: Circulate Digital




The Best Place to Work

Sponsored by Graves Jenkins

WINNER: Mooncup Ltd


FINALIST: Magenta Associates


The Professional Services Award

Sponsored by Cardens Accountants

WINNER: HOP Consulting Ltd


FINALIST: Work the World


The Managing Director of the Year

Sponsored by Robinson Low Francis

WINNER: Danielle Plowman, Ellie Ellie

ONE TO WATCH: James Dempster, Cobb Digital

FINALIST: Pam Loch, Loch Associates



The Judges Award for Best Business of the Year

Sponsored by The Argus

WINNER: HOP Consulting Ltd


Outstanding Brightonian

Sponsored by MD Hub

WINNER: Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club

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