Observer & Gazette Business Awards

This event was on April 22, 2016 6:30 pm


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The Observer & Gazette Business Awards celebrate business excellence within the circulation of the Chichester Observer, Bognor Regis Observer, Midhurst & Petworth Observer newspapers and the Littlehampton Gazette.

These awards are in their 8th year and are organised by Johnston Press and are dedicated to recognising, rewarding and celebrating local businesses with nominees from any type of business within the Observer series and Littlehampton Gazette newspaper.

The awards ceremony took place on Friday, 22 April 2016 at the Hilton Avisford Park Hotel and was presented by Nick Wallis BBC One Show presenter and Channel 5 reporter. Canapes and reception drink, three course meal with wine, live entertainment and DJ was followed by the awards ceremony and after party.

RESULTS

Small Business (up to 10) Sponsored by Regis Removals
WINNER: Luv Carpets
JUDGES RECOGNITION: No 40 Hair Salon

Business Personality Sponsored by Buzzword
WINNER: Heather Barry – Harries Mobile Coffee Bars

Retailer of the Year Sponsored by Woods Travel
WINNER: The Cafe by Lucy Armstrong Chocolates

Innovation of the Year Sponsored by Spofforths Chartered Accountants
WINNER: Fabristick

Contribution to the Community Sponsored by Chichester Rotary Club
WINNER: Auntie Vals Community Interest Kitchen

Lifetime Achievement Sponsored by Andrew McDowall
WINNER: Michael Ward from Eclipse

Large Business (50+) Sponsored by Chichester Chamber of Commerce and Industry
WINNER: Ocean Marine

Customer Service Sponsored by Osborne Ltd
WINNER: LK Family Law & Mediation
JUDGES RECOGNITION: Woods Travel

Young Achiever (Age limit 28) Sponsored by Chichester College
WINNER: Hannah Halls and Oliver Goddard from Crown Properties

Employer of the Year
WINNER: Moore Stephens

Place to Eat and or Drink
WINNER: The Blacksmiths Arms

Manufacturing & Construction
WINNER: Super Signs

Training & Development
WINNER: Cobnor Activity Centre Trust

Medium Business (11-49) Sponsored by JSPC Computer Services Ltd
WINNER: Regis Removals Ltd
JUDGES RECOGNITION: Q Hair & Beauty

Employee/Team of the Year
WINNER: Amy Johnson, Headromance

Green Business
WINNER: Birdcage Barn Emporium

Hospitality, Tourism & Leisure
WINNER: Fishbourne Roman Palace & Gardens
JUDGES RECOGNITION: The Novium

Start-up Business
WINNER: Kiwi Recruitment
JUDGES RECOGNITION: Arun Drying Services

Overall Business of the Year Sponsored by University of Chichester
WINNER: Luv Carpets

Reader Choice Sponsored by Andrew McDowall
WINNER: The Novium Museum

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