Some of the Brighton’s biggest and best – and youngest and newest – make the 35 finalists shortlisted for thirteen awards in this year’s Brighton and Hove Business Awards.
CLICK HERE to view 2014 finalists.
Four companies (Brighton & Hove Albion FC, Emporium, European Recruitment, The Kitchen Store) make the shortlist twice whilst Ambiental and Stelfox feature twice.
Ten leading Brighton Businesses, three major titles, four trade organisations, Brighton & Hove City Council and one of the most iconic and fun venues in the City have come together to create a competition which acknowledges the diversity and uniqueness of Brighton and celebrates those companies, organisations and individuals who really build the Brighton brand.
2014 sponsors include Allied Irish Bank, Brighton & Hove Jobs.com, Cardens Accountants, Qualifa, Graves Jenkins, Classic Consulting, Cluttons, Martin Searle Solicitors and Close Brothers Invoice Finance.
The Argus, Absolute Brighton and Juice 107.2FM are media partners.
The BAHBAs are supported by the Chamber of Commerce, Brighton & Hove City Council, the Brighton Business Curry Club and B&H Tourism Alliance.
The list of finalists reflects Brighton’s broad range of businesses and includes estate agents, bus companies, hotels, beauty parlours and recruitment sites – as well as such iconic sights as the Sealife Centre and the Amex.
Commenting on the shortlist, Tony Mernagh, chair of the judges and executive director of the economic partnership said: “Brighton & Hove has got a lot to shout about and there’s no better platform for shouting than the BAHBAs.
“The entries seem to cover every aspect of business life from creative digital services to hospitality and the night-time economy. Few other places in the country can boast such a range of businesses let alone the quality that we have seen on this year’s shortlist.”
The awards will be presented by Marilyn Monroe and Elvis Presley at Horatio’s Bar on Brighton Pier on Thursday 10 July 2014.
Tickets can be purchased online at a cost of £55 (ex VAT) and includes a welcome glass of prosecco, a fish and chip supper and wine. The evening starts at 6.30pm and is followed by a karaoke after party in the Glitterball room.