2017 Winners Announced

The winners of the 2017 Lewes District Business Awards were announced last night, Thursday 13 July, at Lewes Town Hall.

The Lewes District Council sell-event was attended by over 220 people, including forty-six finalists, with fourteen trophies presented by BBC News correspondent, Ben Brown.


The big winner on the night was Wave Leisure Trust which won Company of the Year.

Other winners included Bluebell Railway Plc, named Culture, Leisure & Tourism, Nathaniel Hepburn of Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft, who is the newly-crowned Businessperson of the Year, Plumpton Racecourse, which won the Best Place to Entertain Clients, and Fundraising Auctions, the 2017 Best Business Growth.

Now in their fourth year, the Awards offer a fantastic opportunity for many different types of businesses to come together and celebrate the District’s business talent and achievement, recognising success, innovation and excellence amongst the business community.

The winning businesses were chosen by a panel of well-respected judges including Basepoint, Cheesmur Building Contractors, Knill James, LEAP, Brighton & Hove Buses, Richard Soan Roofing Services, Swindells, Veolia, UNIGLOBE, Wave Leisure, Yelo Architects, Platinum Business Magazine, ACES Magazine, and Viva Lewes.

Commenting on this year’s winners Councillor Andy Smith, Leader of Lewes District Council, said: “This awards scheme showcases the talent, dedication and sheer drive of business leaders from across both the Lewes District.

 “I am truly honoured to be able to highlight their achievements and wish them continued success in the future.”

To find out how your business could get involved next year, email lewes@midnight.co.uk