The winners of the 12th annual Brighton & Hove Business Awards (BAHBAs) were announced last night at Proud Country House.
The sell-out event was attended by over 300 guests from around 100 different Brighton businesses and included the MPs from Hove and Pavilion, as well as the city Mayor, Councillor Mo Marsh, and Chair of the Economic Development & Culture Committee, Alan Robins.
Three companies from the City took home a brace of gongs – Mooncup Ltd was awarded The Best Place to Work and The Green Business Award, while the newly re-furbished Saltdean Lido won The Award for Hospitality, Leisure & Tourism and The Best New Kids on the Block.
Taking home the most sought after accolade of The Judges Award for Best Business of the Year, as well as The Professional Services Award, was HOP Consulting Ltd.
Overseas healthcare professionals Work the World, which made the shortlist three times, was presented The Award for Business Beyond the City.
Managing Director of the Year 2016 finalist – Danielle Plowman of Ellie Ellie walked home with the title this year, with James Dempster of Cobb Digital named as One To Watch.
Phil Green, Director of MDHUB, presented the Outstanding Brightonian award to Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club which was collected by the Club’s Executive Director and a previous winner himself, Martin Perry.
Said Phil: “Our winner tonight has taken Brighton beyond the UK and put us on the map of Europe. In fact, on 13 August we estimate that there were around 70 million people around the world who were chanting the name of Brighton.
“With an arena voted the best new stadium in the world in 2012, a world-class training facility, a multi-award-winning charitable arm, exceptional club and team management, the future looks bright for our Outstanding Brightonian,”
2017 sponsors included MD Hub, the University of Brighton, Red7, Healys, Churchill Square and NatWest who join City Cabs, Yelo Architects, Graves Jenkins, Chamber of Commerce, Cardens, Martin Searle Solicitors and Robinson Low Francis. The awards are supported by the Big Lemon, B&H Chamber of Commerce, Gemini Print, Brighton Business Curry Club, Proud Country House, Brighton & Hove City Council and Brighton & Hove Tourism Alliance. Juice 107.2 FM, Platinum Business and Title Sussex join The Argus as media sponsors.
They have all 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.
To see the full list of winners click here.