Responsible Business of the Year

Cloud9 Insight

The Award for Developing People for Business Success

Nick Broom of PVL UK Ltd

Business Person of the Year

Aspen Pumps Group

The Award for Innovation & Technology

Sponsorship of the Gatwick Diamond Business Awards 2020

The Gatwick Diamond Business Awards celebrate people and businesses who have shown innovation and inspiration in their work, and have demonstrated a real commitment to the region.

The awards have become one of the regions premier business occasions - celebrating the best of the best across the Gatwick Diamond.

This will be the twelfth year for the Awards and the whole event is gaining ever increasing attention in the region. We are always bringing new ways to add value for both sponsors and participants.

The brand and website will be further grown to build on previous success, refreshing the entry and formalising the feedback process.


Brett North, Group Marketing Director of the Thakeham Group,
“The Gatwick Diamond Business Awards are a great night. There is always a really good buzz and feeling of togetherness.”


During the Autumn we will be delivering a number of Seminars on "How to Win Awards and Influence People". These seminars will be built around content from those who have won awards and, if you are willing, we would welcome input from the judges to clearly relate what success looks like.


We will be investing more in the Awards Ceremony, whilst maintaining our attendance of over 600 of the Region's top business people.


As in previous years, there will be the opportunity for further networking at our now established After Show Party.


Sponsors have up to 8 opportunities to network with each other, with entrants, finalists and, of course, the winners.


Julie Kapsalis, Managing Director of Crawley College & the Chichester College Group ,
“It was a fabulous evening - so much fun and so professionally run.
It is THE must attend event in the region's business year.”


The 2019 Awards


Over 100 Entries from a wide range of businesses across 15 Categories



583 Diners at the Gatwick Diamond Business Awards Ceremony


The exposure still continues long after the event as the winner of each of the Awards has received a free banner which includes the Award, their logo and Award Sponsor's logo.


We filmed the event and this has been seen at a number of our events as well as online.



Sponsorship Opportunities

Pre-Dinner Reception


Award Categories still available for Sponsorship;

Business Person OTY

The Award for Customer Delight

The Award for the Place to Meet


Rosemary French, Executive Director of the Gatwick Diamond Initiative,
"This is a very, very effective way to market your business and to reach new customers.  Why wouldn't you do it"



How much is sponsorship and what's included?

Each Award Category Sponsorship is £3,900 (+vat) and includes ten tickets for the Awards Ceremony Dinner and After-Show Party.

Pre-Dinner Reception Sponsorship is £3,000 (+vat) and includes ten tickets for the Awards Ceremony Dinner and After-Show Party.


Key Dates;

2nd October 2019 – Launch of the Entry Period at the Sponsors, Media and 2019 Winners Breakfast

22nd November 2019 - closing date for entries

December 2019 and January 2020 - Judging Period

13th February 2020 - Finalist announcement at the Sponsors and Media Breakfast

19th March 2020 – The Gatwick Diamond Business Awards 2020

16th April 2020 - Sponsors and Winners Celebration Breakfast



Judges and Sponsors responsibilities

We welcome input into the design of the Entry Form, which includes a feedback process.


It is vital that each entry is evaluated against set criteria and that feedback is available for all entrants so they can improve their performance.


This feedback is a key part of encouraging entrants to enter in subsequent years.


We believe that a unique facet of the Awards is the impartiality checks we put in place.  These include declarations of interest and an impartiality check with all of the judges.  


Greg Burgess, Partner of DMH Stallard,
“We had a great evening and have enjoyed the judging process throughout.”



The Awards promotion package will include:

A strong pre-event programme that will focus on giving your business exposure to the Gatwick Diamond Business Community.  Last year's activity had some real successes and so we are building on those activities whilst, obviously reviewing others.


In 2019 we carried out the following activities:



Six month advertising campaign in Platinum Business Magazine, in print and on-line

Popup banners used at all gdb events

Promotion in gdb the Source magazine in September, November, January, March and May editions

Media & Direct e-Mail:

In excess of 35,000 e-mails to named individuals through the gdb database, sponsors contacts and subscribers to Platinum Business magazine


Social Media Campaign:

Extensive coverage through LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook with a live Twitter feed at the Awards Ceremony



To be a Sponsor of the Gatwick Diamond Business Awards, please contact Jeff Alexander on 01293 440088


Headline sponsor

Gatwick Airport

Award sponsor

Extech Cloud

Headline sponsors

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