The 2015 Gatwick Diamond Business Awards

Open for entries 2nd October 2014

The Gatwick Diamond sub-region is a key economic area, not just for
the South East,
but for the whole country. The Gatwick Diamond is home
to a vast range of businesses, which span all sectors of the economy,
from household names to niche companies, and from multinationals
to sole traders.

The Gatwick Diamond Business Award winners are those businesses or people who
have shown innovation and inspiration in their work, and have demonstrated a real
commitment to the sub-region.

Click here to see the 2014 Winners


2015 Headline Sponsors:

Gatwick Airport Limited
Nestlé UK & Ireland

Click on each award to find out more:

Business of the Year

sponsored by NatWest Bank

The Winner of this Award will be the business or organisation that has enhanced the reputation of the Gatwick Diamond as an important business centre on a regional and national basis.

Business Person of the Year

sponsored by Acumen Business Law

The winner of this category will show that they have a clear vision / strategy for their business and are committed to growing their Gatwick Diamond based business. Areas such as increasing headcount, developing and inspiring staff, and involvement in the local business community might be examples of good practice.

New Business of the Year

sponsored by Reeves & Co

The winner of this award will have shown determination, drive and passion to start and grow a successful business during tough financial times. The winner will have also demonstrated their vision to succeed and overcome many hurdles along the way.

The Award for Corporate Responsibility

The winner of this award will have improved their business, demonstrating their commitment to Corporate Responsibility through activities across the following dimensions: Environmental, Social, Economic, Stakeholder and Volunteering. 


Digital Marketing Business of the Year

sponsored by Chichester College

This category is open to all creative agencies that have produced three or more creative projects in the qualification period.  For each project you must be able to demonstrate the brief’s expectations and objectives in terms of feedback, innovation, client satisfaction, brand perception and return on investment.

It’s essential that entrants reveal the level of creativity involved in each of the projects from start to finish. Entrants must provide accurate descriptions and evidence of how they achieved all of this for three different clients.  Each project can be an innovation, initiative or a campaign.

Judging will also take into account scope of your operation, client profile and disciplines, new business wins, client and staff retention and development initiatives, and how the agency has played a positive role in the advancement and reputation of the Digital Marketing industry. 

International Business of the Year

sponsored by the Gatwick Diamond Initiative

International growth has enormous benefits for the Gatwick Diamond economy. This Award will go to the organisation that best demonstrates an international growth strategy that has achieved outstanding levels of sales, profit and market share improvement.

The judges will be looking particularly for effective and innovative individual international initiatives undertaken in the past two years. (This is not an award for overall international performance.)

The Award for Customer Delight

sponsored by Storm Creative

The winner must demonstrate experience of consistently exceeding customer expectations in order to deliver world class customer service and delight.

The winner will have the desire to go that extra mile in order to encourage advocacy and loyalty for the brand/service.

The Award for Place to Meet

sponsored by PVL

The winner must clearly demonstrate they understand the essence of a top meeting place for business and the needs of those who use it. They must show 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 should contribute to the success of customers meetings.

The Award for Developing People for Business Success

sponsored by Central Sussex College

The winner 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.

The Award for Innovation & Technology

sponsored by Rawlison Butler LLP

The Winner of this Award will need to demonstrate how innovation has led to an improvement in their business. This innovation can be around the nature of the product itself, the service offered to customers or the way they have used new processes to help them to establish or grow their enterprise.

Professional Services Firm of the Year

sponsored by Lloyds Bank

The winner of this award has 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.

Green Business of the Year

sponsored by Crawley Borough Council Green Business Programme

The winner will have:

  • exhibited best overall environmental management, including carbon and sustainability performance; and/or
  • provided the most outstanding eco-service, delivering real improvements in client environmental and sustainability performance; and/or
  • produced the best eco-product contributing to environmental protection, reduction in greenhouse gas emissions or sustainable development.

Employer of the Year

sponsored by Search Consultancy

The winner of this award will be able to demonstrate that they ensure their employees are at the heart of their business, involving them in all aspects to improve performance. You should be able to provide evidence of your approach to people development, communication and engagement, and how your vision and values drive the organisation’s activities.

The Award for Supply Chain Excellence

sponsored by Hays

As sponsor of the Award for Supply Chain Excellence, we want to celebrate businesses that can demonstrate the establishment and development of relationships between supplier and client. Whether you are the client or supplier, we want to celebrate the very best in The Gatwick Diamond. 

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