The 2020 Finalists are announced

The Twelfth Gatwick Diamond Business Awards


The Gatwick Diamond is home to a vast range of businesses, spanning all sectors of the economy, from household names to niche companies, and from multinationals to sole traders. So, the winner of a Gatwick Diamond Business Award must stand out in this impressive business community.


All Award winners will have shown innovation and inspiration in their work and demonstrated a real commitment to this world-class economic area.


Our celebrity host, Gyles Brandreth, will present the Awards and entertain us through the evening. A special thank you to our Headline Sponsors - Gatwick Airport, NatWest, Thakeham and Extech Cloud.


The evening will get off to a flying start with a pre-dinner reception sponsored by Norwegian and rounded off with the highly anticipated After-Show Party. 


The finalists in each category are:


Green Business of the Year - sponsored by Britaniacrest Recycling Limited

The winners will have stood out in one or more of the areas: excellent overall environmental management within their own business; outstanding eco-service to clients; and best development/supply of eco-products contributing to environmental protection and sustainable development.


  • Cleankill Pest Control
  • Denbies Wine Estate Ltd


Apprentice of the Year – sponsored by Reigate & Banstead Borough Council

The winner will have shown outstanding progress and commitment to their personal development, and their progression on a recognized learning scheme.


  • Lavender Mwamba (St Catherine’s Hospice)
  • Max Rayner (WS Planning & Architecture)
  • Megan Quinn (Creative Process Digital)


Community Investment Business of the Year – sponsored by Gatwick Airport Ltd

The winners will have shown how they have been committed to delivering outstanding Community Investment during 2019 and will be able to demonstrate the impacts made in the local community. Community investment can cover commitment of time, effort and/or money to deliver positive outcomes.


  • Community Transport Sussex 
  • MHA Carpenter Box
  • PVL UK Ltd
The Award for the Place to Meet sponsored by Prowse & Co Ltd

The winners will have demonstrated that they understand the essence of a meeting place for business and the needs of those who use it. They will have shown flexibility and a commitment to please their customers and deliver a service of a high standard that represents value for money. Above all the venue and the service will have contributed to the success of customer meetings, conferences, training, networking or team-building events.


  • Elekta Limited
  • Manor Collection - Hartsfield
  • Phileas Foggs World of Adventures


Employer of the Year – sponsored by Search Consultancy

The winners will have demonstrated that they ensure their employees are at the heart of their business, involving them in all aspects to improve performance. They will have provided evidence of their approach to people development, communication and engagement, and how their vision and values drives the organization’s activities.


  • Ashdown Park Hotel & Country Club
  • MHA Carpenter Box
  • Southern Sheeting Supplies Ltd


The Award for Developing People – sponsored by Crawley College

The winners of this award will have shown that they have a firm commitment to developing their people. They will have systematic and effective processes for identifying their workforce development needs and linking these to their business objectives and will evaluate the success and impact of the training and development activities undertaken by employees. 


  • Bowles
  • Gatwick Recruitment and Training Ltd
  • MHA Carpenter Box 


International Business of the Year - sponsored by Gatwick Diamond Initiative

The winners will have evidenced specific, effective and innovative initiatives undertaken in the past two years, to develop their international operations. This is not an award for overall scale of international performance, so small companies operating internationally have stood an equal chance against large companies.


  • Aspen Pumps Group
  • Avtura Limited
  • PVL UK Ltd


The Award for Innovation & Technology – sponsored by University of Sussex

The winners will have shown how technology and innovation has led to an improvement or efficiency in their business, whether in just a part of a larger and established company or as an integral part of an overall growth strategy. This technology and innovation may have been around a product or service offered to customers or the way processes have been used or developed to help them to establish or grow their enterprise.


  • Airport Energy Services Limited
  • LifeBox Health Ltd
  • PVL UK Ltd 


The Award for Brighter Thinking – sponsored by Menzies LLP

The winners will have stood out through the strength of the story they have to tell about how they have completed a successful project, process or initiative that challenged the way they previously did things, to deliver outstanding results for the company and its customers.


  • Cleankill Pest Control
  • Freedom Works
  • Storm12 Ltd


Professional Services Firm of the Year – sponsored by Crawley Borough Council

The winners of this award will have consistently delivered exceptional service to their clients, demonstrating innovation and outstanding expert knowledge in their field, whilst continuing to exhibit excellence in conforming to relevant rules and regulations.


  • DMH Stallard
  • Cleankill Pest Control
  • Vail Williams LLP 


Manufacturing Business of the Year - sponsored by Kreston Reeves

The winners will have demonstrated how they have confronted many challenges, but continued to remain competitive, sustainable and future-focused.  They will stand out for excellence in their field and be leaders in their field.


  • Elekta Limited
  • PVL UK Ltd
  • Time 24 


New Business of the Year – sponsored by University of Sussex Business School

The winners will have demonstrated determination, drive and passion to start and grow a successful business during tough financial times and uncertainty, with vision to succeed and overcome hurdles.


  • PRIMOtax Limited
  • TeachAllAboutIT Ltd
  • The Company Connector Ltd 


Growth Business of the Year - sponsored by Red River Software

The winners will have demonstrated a record of exceptional growth and ambition, backed by a plan for further sustained growth in future.  Entry is open to businesses of all sizes and sectors.  The winner will have stood out from other businesses in terms of their growth performance to-date, and their strategic and operational planning to further scale-up their business.


  • Freedom Works
  • The IPG
  • Southern Sheeting Supplies Ltd 


Business of the Year (Up to £1m) – sponsored by SHW

The winners will have an exceptional track-record of achievement and will have stood out as a high performing and innovative small business that does the right thing for their clients, own people and the Gatwick Diamond community.


  • Adastra HR Limited
  • Ethos Farm Limited
  • Posture People – Love your workspace


Business of the Year (Over £1m)– sponsored by NatWest

The winner will have demonstrated an exceptional track-record of achievement. They will have stood out as a high performing and innovative organisation providing exceptional service for their clients, people and the Gatwick Diamond Community.


  • Assurity Consulting
  • Denbies Wine Estate Ltd
  • Gatwick Recruitment and Training Ltd


Business Person of the Year – sponsored by Richard Place Dobson

The winner will have stood out for their clear vision/strategy for their organisation and exceptional commitment and leadership in growing their business and contributing to the Gatwick Diamond economy.


  • Paul Bates - Cleankill Pest Control
  • Richard Pollins - DMH Stallard
  • Steve Cropper - Gemini Print Group


The Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Gatwick Diamond – sponsored by Southern & Gatwick Express Railways

We have introduced this prestigious new award to recognise outstanding personal contribution to making the Gatwick Diamond a great place to do business. It celebrates personal commitment to the Gatwick Diamond and extended leadership rising way above the individual’s direct business or professional responsibilities.


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Southern & Gatwick Express Railways

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