GATWICK DIAMOND BUSINESS AWARDS 2011 NOMINEES ANNOUNCED

17 February 2011

The finalists of the Gatwick Diamond Business Awards (GDBA) 2011 were announced on 17th February 2011 at a Sponsors & Media Breakfast held this morning at the Copthorne Effingham Park Hotel.

Gatwick, Sussex, 17th February 2011 - The finalists of the Gatwick Diamond Business Awards (GDBA) 2011 were announced at a Sponsors & Media Breakfast held this morning at the Copthorne Effingham Park Hotel.

Chairman of the judges, Jeremy Taylor said “Recognising 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.”

Twenty one judges from a diverse cross section of industry sectors chose the following finalists:

Business of the year – sponsored by PwC
International Logistics Group Ltd, of Crawley & Burgess Hill
Lifestyle Europe Ltd of Horsham and across the Gatwick Diamond
Makemedia Ltd of Brighton (but working across the Diamond)

Business Person of the year – sponsored by Santander Corporate Banking
Justin Acres of Clearwater in Crawley
Carl Bennett of Tradeskills4U Ltd in Crawley & growing!
Alasdair Brown of Champions Life Academy in Crawley

Small Business Person of the year – sponsored by Creative Pod
Saira Babar of Newmans Solicitors in Horley
Andrew Hookway of Extech Ltd in Haywards Heath
Penina Shepherd of Acumen Business Law - across the south of the Diamond

Graduate of the year – sponsored by University of Brighton
Laura Evans of Makemedia Ltd Brighton (but working across the Diamond)
Natalie Walker of KPMG LLP in Crawley
Susan Warwick of DMH Stallard in Crawley

The Award for Corporate Responsibility – sponsored by Thales
Elementus Ltd from Horsham
Southern Water across the Gatwick Diamond
Tui - Specialist Holidays Group of Crawley

The Place to Meet – sponsored by Mercedes-Benz of Gatwick
Ashdown Park Hotel & Country Club near East Grinstead
Felbridge Hotel & Spa in East Grinstead
Lingfield Park Marriott Hotel & Country Club / Lingfield Park Racecourse

The Award for Customer Delight – sponsored by Copthorne Hotels London Gatwick
Elementus Ltd of Horsham
International Logistics Group Ltd of Crawley & Burgess Hill
TEK Express The Laptop Specialist in Crawley

International Business of the Year – sponsored by the Gatwick Diamond
Avtura Ltd, in Crawley
Global Immersion Ltd of Haywards Heath
Varian Medical Systems UK Ltd in Crawley

The Award for Developing People for Business Success – sponsored by Central Sussex College
ADA Technology Services of Burgess Hill
Ashdown Park Hotel & Country Club near East Grinstead
Lifestyle Europe Ltd of Horsham & across the Gatwick Diamond

The Award for Innovation and Technology – sponsored by Rawlison Butler LLP
Makemedia Ltd of Brighton (but working across the Diamond)
Sweeptech Environmental Services of Hassocks
Varian Medical Systems UK Ltd of Crawley

Green Award for Travel and Transport – sponsored by Crawley Borough Council and London Gatwick Airport
easitNETWORK of East Surrey & Manor Royal
Ringway in Horsham
Southern Railway with trains connecting the Gatwick Diamond

The Green Award for Recycling – sponsored by Crawley Borough Council and Veolia Environmental Services
Ashdown Park Hotel and Country Club near East Grinstead
B&CE Benefit Schemes in Crawley
Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd in Crawley

The Green Award for the Sustainable Workplace – sponsored by Crawley Borough Council and Gatwick Green
B&CE Benefit Schemes in Crawley
K2 Leisure Centre in Crawley
Sofitel London Gatwick

The Green Diamond Green Champion – sponsored by Crawley Borough Council and Search
Mike Connick of Connick Tree Care from Reigate
Anthea Rossouw of ARA in Brighton (but working across the Diamond)
Phil Townrow of British Airways at Gatwick

The Gatwick Diamond Business Awards ceremony is to take place at the Gatwick Hilton on Thursday 17th March 2011 with Sir Trevor McDonald as guest presenter. A total of 14 awards will be presented before 600 business leaders and representatives from the Gatwick Diamond region.

 
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