2016 Winners Announced

The winners of the 2016 Lewes District Business Awards were announced last night, Thursday 14 July, at Lewes Town Hall.The Lewes District Council event was attended by 170 people, including 27 finalists, with trophies presented by former Countryfile presenter, Juliet Morris.

Cheesmur Building Contractors was the big winner of the night scooping two awards – Company of the Year and Business Growth.

Other winners included Wave Leisure Trust, named Best Employer, Richard Soan of Richard Soan Roofing Services, who is the newly-crowned Businessperson of the Year, Ringmer Community College, which won the Green Business award, and Boom Boom Label, the 2016 Small Business of the Year.

Now in its third year, the Lewes District Business Awards was launched to highlight excellence in the District’s business community –  and to provide a fantastic opportunity for companies of all types to join together and celebrate the success of the area’s business talent.

The winning businesses were chosen by a panel of well-respected judges including Harvey & Son Ltd, Santon North Street, Cheesmur Building Contractors, Veolia, Swindells Accountants, Cavendish Communications, Brooklyn Hyundai, Richard Soan Roofing Service, LEAP, Basepoint, Viva Lewes and Platinum Business.

Commenting on this year’s winners Councillor Andy Smith, Leader of Lewes District Council, said: “Congratulations to all our winners and finalists – it was fantastic to celebrate so many of our great local businesses.

“The Lewes District Business Awards demonstrates the breadth and scope of businesses in the District. Those honoured last night are truly deserving of the titles they have been awarded and it was a truly inspirational occasion. I would like to say well done to all those involved.”