Gatwick Diamond Business Awards 2010: Winners Announced

12 March 2010

The winners of the Gatwick Diamond Business Awards (GDBA) 2010 were announced at a glittering awards ceremony held on 4th March at a sold-out black tie dinner at the Hilton Hotel, London Gatwick.

The winners of the Gatwick Diamond Business Awards (GDBA) 2010 were announced at a glittering awards ceremony held on 4th March at a sold-out black tie dinner at the Hilton Hotel, London Gatwick.

Chairman of the judges, Jeremy Taylor said ā€œRecognising and rewarding business innovation and success is at the heart of these awards. The aim is to raise awareness of entrepreneurship and business excellence and to help showcase business talent in the Gatwick Diamond region. The evening was a spectacular success and Iā€™d like to thank our sponsors and supporters for making the event so memorable. The winners can be justifiably proud of their achievements and I congratulate them all.ā€

Twenty four judges from a diverse cross section of industry sectors chose the following winners:

Large Business of the Year
Sponsored by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Winner: Thales

Business Person of the Year
Sponsored by Barclays Commercial Bank
Winner: John Donaldson - Arora Hotels Limited

Young Entrepreneur of the Year
Sponsored by Gatwick Green Consortium
Winner: Matt Turner - Creative Pod Ltd

Employer of the Year
Sponsored by Rawlison Butler LLP
Winner: Swarovski UK Ltd

The Award for Export
Sponsored by UK Trade & Investment
Winner: Waviatech Limited

The Award for Innovation
Sponsored by The University of Brighton
Winner: Denfotex Technologies

Commitment to Developing People and Skills
Sponsored by Central Sussex College
Winner: Copthorne Gatwick Hotels

The Gatwick Diamond Leisure Destination
Sponsored by the Hilton Hotel London Gatwick
Winner: Denbies Wine Estate

The Award for Customer Delight
Sponsored by Basepoint Centres
Winner: International Logistics Group Limited

The Gatwick Diamond Green Business Awards
Sponsored by Crawley Borough Council Green Business Programme

The Green Award for the Use of Energy
Sponsored by EDF Energy with Crawley Borough Council
Winner: Sony DADC UK Ltd

The Green Award for Recycling
Sponsored by Veolia Environment with Crawley Borough Council
Winner: Sony DADC UK Limited

The Green Award for Sustainable Travel & Transport
Sponsored by BAA Gatwick Airport with Crawley Borough Council
Winner: Go Green Travel UK Limited


The Gatwick Diamond Business Awards ceremony took place at the Gatwick Hilton on Thursday 4th March 2010 with the Nick Hewer from BBC TV The Apprentice as guest presenter. A total of 12 awards were presented before 360 business leaders and representatives from the Gatwick Diamond region.

 
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