2015 Shortlist Revealed


Jewellery designers, hotels, plumbers, mentors, recruiters, cinemas and restaurants all compete for a BAHBA

Some of the Brighton’s biggest and best – and youngest and newest – make the 33 finalists shortlisted for thirteen awards in this year’s Brighton and Hove Business Awards.


The list of finalists reflects Brighton’s broad range of businesses and includes jewellery designers, hotels, plumbers, mentoring organisations, recruiters, search companies, cinemas and restaurants – as well as such iconic sights as the Sealife Centre and Komedia.

Three companies (Posh Totty Designs, Organic Roofs, Vivid Event Group) make the shortlist three times whilst Groundwork South, Duke of York’s and The Radiator Centre feature twice.

They will compete for fifteen awards in categories which include the creative industries, professional services, the best place to visit and the best event, as well as the best place to work.

Awards will also be made to the person who, in the judges’ opinion, has done the most for Brighton – the Outstanding Brightonian – and, for the first time, an overall Judges’ Choice award for the Best Business in the City.

Commenting on the shortlist Mike Gilson, chair of the judges and editor of The Argus of 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.”

2015 sponsors include Allied Irish Bank, Aspect 8, Boxharry, Brighton and Hove City Cabs, Cardens Accountants, Classic Consulting, Gemini Print, Graves Jenkins, Martin Searle Solicitors, Robinson Low Francis and Yelo Architects.

Title Sussex, Juice 107.2FM and The Argus are media sponsors.

The BAHBAs are supported by the Chamber of Commerce, Brighton & Hove City Council, Brilliant Brighton, the Brighton Business Curry Club and Brighton & Hove Tourism Alliance.

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.

The awards will be presented on Friday 4 September at All Saints Church Hove. Tickets can be purchased online by clicking here at a cost of £65 (plus VAT).


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