The 2017 Brighton and Hove Business Awards (BAHBA) are now open for business!
New sponsors include University of Brighton, Red7, Healys, Churchill Square and NatWest who join City Cabs, Yelo Architects, Graves Jenkins, Martin Searle, Brighton & Hove Chamber of Commerce, Cardens and Robinson Low Francis.
The awards are supported by The Big Lemon, Gemini Print, Brighton Business Curry Club, Brighton & Hove City Council and Brighton & Hove Tourism Alliance. Juice 107.2 FM, Platinum Business and Title Sussex join The Argus as media sponsors.
The awards will be chaired by Fiona Shafer from the MDHUB and will be staged at Proud Country House on Thursday 14 September.
Designed to raise awareness and to celebrate the diversity and uniqueness of Brighton & Hove, the BAHBAs acknowledge and celebrate those companies, organisations and individuals who are helping to build the Brighton brand.
“Successful cities rely on flourishing businesses to help grow the local economy and Brighton & Hove is home to an enviable range of enterprises. The BAHBAs are a great way of recognising and rewarding the hard work that our city’s businesses put in and an ideal platform to highlight and celebrate their success,” Says Nick Hibberd, Executive Director Economy, Environment & Culture, Brighton & Hove City Council.
This year we welcome a new Chair of the judges, Fiona Shafer, a director of MDHUB since 2008. Commenting on her new role Fiona said: “What a great pleasure to be asked to Chair the 2017 BAHBAs. As a former judge and sponsor of these prestigious awards over the years, I am looking forward to facilitating the judging panel for the first time and bringing over 30 years of knowledge and experience of the Brighton and Hove business community to the table.”
Previous winners have included a mix of start-ups and sole traders, in addition to some of the city’s largest and most influential organisations including Duke of York’s, Infinity Foods, Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club, The Grand Brighton, Dockerills, Brighton Pride, The Gingerman Restaurant Group, BrightonandHoveJobs.com, Dental Health Spa, Ambiental, Brighton & Hove Food and Drink Festival, American Express Community Stadium, Brighton Festival and Sussex University.
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