The clock is ticking to enter

Due to overwhelming demand, businesses in the Lewes District now have until Wednesday 9 May to submit their entries to the 2018 Lewes District Business Awards.

The awards are free to enter and organisations of all sizes and from all sectors are invited to submit up to three nominations, with 12 categories to choose from.

Recognising success, innovation and excellence, the best of Lewes District’s entrepreneurs, start-ups, SMEs or big businesses are encouraged to enter.

Winning or being shortlisted for an award offers a great deal of benefits to businesses, including invaluable PR exposure and a complimentary ticket to the awards ceremony with over 300 attendees on Thursday 19th July 2018 at the AMEX Stadium.

Last year’s winner, Dan Thompson, Chief Executive of Plumpton Racecourse testifies: “Winning a Lewes District Business Award was a fantastic moment for the racecourse. It recognises the staff’s hard work, promotes the service and options we offer and gets the racecourse on the map. It’s something we’d highly recommend doing…”

Sara Hancock, Commercial Director of Bluebell Railway Plc, agrees: “Being a winner at the 2017 Lewes District Business Awards was the icing on the cake for the Bluebell Railway. It recognised all the hard work to make the visit of the iconic Flying Scotsman such a success and to secure a significant lottery fund investment to build a new interactive steam exhibition in 2018…”

Three new sponsors, RSE Group, Nexus Create and Allied Irish Bank have joined ACES Magazine, Basepoint, Cheesmur Building Contractors, Gemini Print, LEAP, Platinum Business Magazine, Uniglobe, Veolia, Viva Lewes and Wave Leisure Trust.

Supporters include Peacehaven Chamber of Commerce, Seaford Chamber of Commerce, Newhaven Chamber of Commerce and the Lewes Chamber of Commerce.

David Sheppard, Chairman of Sussex Chamber of Commerce, returns as Chair of Judges. David joined the Board of Sussex Enterprise in January 2013 and became Chairman in April 2015.