2015 Winners Announced

The winners of the 2015 Lewes District Business Awards were announced Thursday 9 July at Pelham House in Lewes with Richard Soan Roofing Services named Business of the Year.

The Lewes District Council event was attended by 150 people, including 30 finalists, with trophies presented by BBC news reporter, Ben Brown.

The Lewes District Business Awards, in their second year, were 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.

This year’s event provided a huge success with Richard Soan Roofing Services taking home the main accolade.

Other highlights included The Charleston Trust collecting Best Visitor Attraction, Gerri Ori of Brooklyn Hyundai being named as the District’s Businessperson of the Year, The Runaway winning Business in the Community – and Union Music Store clinching the Best Independent Retailer title.

Hugh Burnett OBE DL FCA, chair of the judges, commented: “Following the huge success of its inaugural Awards, the Lewes District Business Awards returned for a second year and we were delighted with the number of fantastic businesses that entered.

“The Awards give our local businesses the chance to demonstrate great performance and excellence in their field.  It was a very special evening showcasing some of the most outstandingly successful individuals and businesses in the District.

“Congratulations to all the winners and our thanks to the sponsors who supported us this year.”

The wide variety of awards ensured that a diverse range of businesses from all sectors could participate.  From family-run businesses to national organisations, the entries represented businesses that were excelling in all areas including customer service, community work, retail, sustainability, innovation and tourism.

This year’s sponsors included: Basepoint Business Centres, Cheesmur Building Contractors, Harvey & Son Ltd, Knill James, LEAP, Lewes District Council, Pelham House, Santon North Street, The Aldridge Foundation, Veolia, The Argus, and Viva Lewes.