Supporting the 2022 Awards

Meet our Sponsors and Partners

We are delighted to once again have the support and sponsorship of so many local companies, without whom the awards could not take place.

Click on each name to find out more;

Elekta Limited

Headline & Award Sponsor - Manufacturing Business of the Year

A leader in precision radiation therapy, Elekta is committed to ensuring every patient has access to the best cancer care possible. We collaborate with customers to meet evolving patient needs, improve outcomes and bring hope to those dealing with cancer.



We appreciate how our partnership with GDB will help to give wider visibility to the importance of making precision radiation therapy broadly available to the millions of people around the world with limited access to cancer care. At Elekta, we don’t just build technology, we build hope and are proud that our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Crawley has made a linear accelerator for almost every country in the world.” We value our role within the GDB community and believe in the importance of developing innovation, collaborative working and taking a proactive approach to our practices which blends with the ethos of the GDB.


Download Entry Form Here:


2022 Entry Form - Manufacturing Business of the Year Sponsored by Elekta Ltd

Extech Cloud

Headline Sponsor

As the South’s leading digital transformers and the Home of Hybrid Working, Extech Cloud helps organisations transition to the cloud, enabling paperless, remote, flexible, secure and more collaborative working. Digital transformation is the process of moving a business’s working practices to the cloud, reducing capital expenditure and the need for user-owned IT hardware.


Extech Cloud is pleased to be a headline sponsor of the Gatwick Diamond Business Awards 2022. As a local business, working with local businesses, we are proud to support an event that shines a light on the innovative and inspirational people and businesses in the Gatwick Diamond Region. Extech Cloud Director and Co-Founder, Andrew Hookway, is also a director at Gatwick Diamond Business and values the importance of building a supportive, and successful, local business community, which is celebrated through the GDB Awards.

First Central Insurance & Technology Group

Headline Sponsor

First Central is an award-winning insurance and technology organisation, delivering market-leading motor insurance, underwriting, distribution, finance, technology and legal services. Starting out in 2008, we now employ nearly 1000 people. Our motor insurance broker, 1ST CENTRAL, has successfully built a customer base of over one million and we’re proud to say that we’re the MoneyAge Insurance Provider of the Year for the fifth consecutive year.


We are incredibly proud to be headline sponsors of this year’s Gatwick Diamond Business Awards. As one of the largest employers in Haywards Heath we are dedicated to creating a supportive and engaging culture for our people, and are delighted to be able to celebrate some of the most successful and innovative businesses in our local community.


Insurance jobs in Sussex and Manchester | First Central careers


Headline & Award Sponsor - Business of the Year over £1m

Our vision is to be the relationship bank of choice for Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs) in the UK. The NatWest Commercial Banking team works with SMEs in a variety of sectors, providing bespoke financial solutions to help them reach their growth aspirations.


We are proud to be celebrating and supporting local businesses through sponsoring the Business of the Year award. 


Download the Entry Form Here:

2022 Entry Form - Business of the Year Over £1m Sponsored by NatWest

Thakeham Group

Headline Sponsor

Thakeham are community creators specialising in creating amazing places for people to live and work.


Positioned near the heart of the Gatwick Diamond Business District, we are proud to call the Diamond not just our business, but for most of us, our family home too!


In 2020, Thakeham launched a crusade to become Carbon Neutral by 2025. Specifically, Thakeham pledged that every home will be zero carbon in lifetime operation and each home built will be carbon neutral in production, and Thakeham Group as a whole will also be zero carbon.


Today, we employ over 200 local people operate a thriving graduate recruitment programme and supports the Movement to Work initiative to help young people secure work.


We are proud to be a headline sponsor of the Gatwick Diamond Business Awards 2022 to celebrate the successes of local businesses.

Chichester College Group

Award Sponsor - Apprentice of the Year

Chichester College Group offers technical and professional courses for young people and adults in a wide variety of subject areas, taught by highly experienced staff. We are the largest college group in Sussex - providing quality training opportunities for over 25,000 students every year. Our mission is to ‘change lives through learning.


“Chichester College Group is delighted to be continuing its sponsorship of the Gatwick Diamond Business Awards. Our mission is 'changing lives through learning' and we are passionate about working in partnership with employers to support their skills and training needs." Julie Kapsalis, Managing Director, Chichester College Group


Download Entry Form Here

2022 Entry Form - Apprentice of the Year Sponsored by Chichester College Group

Control Energy Costs Limited

Award Sponsor - Environmental Culture Award

We are energy and water consultants, providing bespoke utility procurement and support services to businesses that want an advisor they can trust, with no hidden costs. With renewable energy at the heart of our business, we will guide you through the options and help you engage with employees to drive behavioural changes that make a positive difference.


“For many businesses, looking at how you buy and use energy is an entry point or start of a journey to becoming Net Zero. In selecting who should win this award, we will be looking for the business that has worked to embed a culture of behavioural changes within their organisation, changes that will make a positive difference and are relatable to other business that have yet to buy into the idea of Net Zero. Our aim is to help push towards a tipping point where Net Zero becomes a ‘must do’ rather than ‘nice to do’ for every business.” Phil Ager, Managing Director


Download Entry Form Here:

2022 Entry Form - Environmental Culture Award Sponsored by Control Energy Costs Ltd

Crawley Borough Council

Award Sponsor - Professional Services Firm of the Year

Crawley Borough Council provides a wide range of services to more than 112,000 residents and over 3,400 businesses. We support and promote local businesses by providing access to a range of support, advice and funding opportunities in order to maintain sustainable growth, nurture businesses and encourage entrepreneurs in Crawley – the main economic driver in the region.


Crawley has a thriving professional services sector and we are working closely with local businesses to help them recover from the pandemic and continue to prosper and grow. We are very pleased to recognise this vital element of the town’s economy by supporting this award.


Download Entry Form Here

2022 Entry Form - Professional Services Firm of the Year Sponsored by Crawley Borough Council


Awards Sponsor - The Award for Business Resilience & Transformation

EMW Law LLP is a full-service law firm with offices in Gatwick, London and Milton Keynes. Our clients include SMEs, household names, financial institutions, high net worth individuals, public organisations, charities and developers operating in a wide variety of sectors.


EMW Law LLP - Gatwick are proud to sponsor The Award for Business Resilience & Transformation at the Gatwick Diamond Business Awards 2022, in support and recognition of the ambitious, strongly-led businesses local to our firm and the surrounding area.


Download Entry Form Here:

2022 Entry Form - The Award for Business Resilience & Transformation Sponsored by EMW Law LLP

EY Breakthrough Incentives

Award Sponsor - The Award for Innovation

EY Breakthrough Incentives works with innovative SMEs who are changing the way they do business and helps them to claim R&D tax relief and access innovation funding from the Government. We have over 1,500 successful R&D tax relief claims to date, helping SMEs obtain millions of pounds in additional support.


EY Breakthrough Incentives look to champion the small and medium sized business owner. By sponsoring the GDBA innovation award we’re able to shine a light on the innovative work that is happening in the region. We appreciate that access to funding is one aspect of helping a business to grow so, through this collaboration with the Gatwick Diamond Business Awards, we look to give innovative SMEs a real boost and make an even greater impact.


Download Entry Form Here:

2022 Entry Form - The Award for Innovation Sponsored by EY Breakthrough Incentives


Award Sponsor - Creative Design & Marketing Award

Fixio has been providing simple, jargon-free tech support for businesses across Sussex and Kent for 15 years. Our clients and reputation mean everything to us, we pride ourselves on offering unrivalled gold plated support. We specialise in offering Apple support services but of course, we're also very happy and able to support mixed Windows/Mac environments too.


We've partnered with the GDB Awards as we believe it is important to champion local businesses that excel within their sector and deserve the recognition that should come with it.




Download the Entry Form here: 

2022 Entry Form - Creative Design & Marketing Award Sponsored by Fixio

Flexibility Matters

Award Sponsor - Business Best Adapted to Flexible Working

Flexibility Matters is a recruitment consultancy, matching high calibre and committed candidates with progressive employers who embrace flexible working. By offering flexibility, you attract talented individuals and benefit from more cost-effective recruitment. And Flexibility Matters makes the process simple, introducing candidates who are vetted and considered right for your business. 


"Flexibility Matters is so happy to be collaborating with Gatwick Diamond Business on this award sponsorship. We look forward to hearing about the positive impact flexible working is achieving in member businesses", Emma Cleary, Founder of Flexibility Matters


Download the Entry Form here: 

2022 Entry Form - Business Best Adapted to Flexible Working

Gatwick Airport Ltd

Award Sponsor - The Award for Community Contribution

Gatwick is the UK’s second largest airport and flies a range of both short and long-haul point-to-point services. The airport is a vital piece of the UK’s national infrastructure and is also a major driver for both the regional and national economies.


Gatwick Airport really values the long and positive relationship we have with Gatwick Diamond Business and these Awards are a respected programme of recognition for businesses across the region.  We are delighted to be sponsoring the award that recognises Social Responsibility – Gatwick Airport itself has developed a strong programme of community investment and we play a vital role in the regional economy, while working to address the social issues that matter to local people.  We look forward to celebrating the work of businesses in the Gatwick Diamond to support community development and well-being.


Download Entry Form Here

2022 Entry Form - The Award for Community Contribution Sponsored by Gatwick Airport Ltd

Loch Associates Group

Award Sponsor - Employer of the Year

We are experts in helping organisations manage and nurture their people. Loch Associates Group provides a combination of employment law, HR support, employee wellbeing programmes, health and safety and mediation services to clients, all from one trusted partner. We work flexibly on an ad hoc or retainer basis with tailored plans to meet your business needs and budgets.


As a previous award winner and long-standing member of the Gatwick Diamond Business community, we were excited to see the new category of Employer of the Year for the 2022 Awards. We support employers from all over the Gatwick Diamond Business area running and managing their people, taking away the pain of HR and Employment Law issues. We know what good looks like and we’re excited to be recognising great employers from the Gatwick Diamond Business area!


Download the Entry Form Here: 

2022 Entry Form - Employer of the Year Sponsored by Loch Associates Group

Reigate & Banstead Borough Council

Award Sponsor - Young Business Person of the Year

Reigate & Banstead Borough Council is a great location for business; the council is committed to working with businesses large and small to provide them with the best opportunities, which also benefit our residents. We have a range of initiatives to support business and work closely with our partners to encourage a prosperous local economy.


Reigate and Banstead Borough Council are absolutely delighted to be supporting the Gatwick Diamond Business Awards this year to celebrate all the great talent within the Gatwick Diamond. We are especially pleased to be Sponsoring the Young Business Person of the year" Cllr Humphreys, Portfolio Holder for Place & Economic Prosperity


Download Entry Form Here

2022 Entry Form - Young Business Person of the Year Sponsored by Reigate and Banstead Borough Council

Richard Place Dobson

Award Sponsor - Business Person of the Year

Richard Place Dobson Chartered Accountants have been providing exceptional client service in Sussex for over 110 years. We build strong relationships with our clients and help them to develop their goals and meet their statutory obligations. We are specialists in the corporate, the private client and charity/not-for-profit sectors.


We have chosen to partner with gdb to reflect our growing commitment to the Gatwick Diamond and the support required by the growing business community, especially in such uncertain times.


Download Entry Form Here

2022 Entry Form - Business Person of the Year Sponsored by Richard Place Dobson

Rubix VT Ltd

Business of the Year up to £1M

Rubix VT is a provider of high-quality, customised business telecoms services. With super-efficient set-up and installation, NO upfront fees and a transparent charging structure on one monthly bill, Rubix is THE telecoms company you’ve been looking for. We are here to save you money and enhance your business communications.

Rubix VT also has a leading business energy division - we guarantee to beat any other like-for-like quotes for your electric (and gas) when they come up for renewal. With global energy prices going through the roof there has never been a more important time to get expert advice.


Rubix is proud to be a sponsor for the 2022 Gatwick Diamond Business awards. The awards recognise excellence, community spirit and positive business values. We are very happy to be involved in an event that promotes the region and its excellent businesses. Roll on the big night on 17th March 2022!


Download Entry Form Here: 

2022 Entry Form - Business of the Year up to £1m Sponsored by Rubix VT Ltd

Sussex Chamber of Commerce

Award Sponsor - International Business of the Year

Sussex Chamber supports business economic growth with free and discounted services, networking, training, plus international trade services. New provisions include a mental health portal, access to the clean growth and net zero hub and trailblazing the development of the skills needs your business requires. “Grow, Develop, Discover and Influence.”


Through a strong collaborative partnership, both GDB and Sussex Chamber can support businesses locally, nationally and globally to prosper and grow their brands.


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2022 Entry Form - International Business of the Year Sponsored by Sussex Chamber of Commerce

University of Sussex Business School

Award Sponsor - New Business of the Year

A highly respected Business School (ranked 13th for Business and Economics by THE World University Rankings and 2nd for total research income (CABS). Accredited by EQUIS and AMBA, the School is committed to the Principles of Responsible Management Education and a proud member of the Gatwick Diamond Business community.


With our focus on developing entrepreneurial skills in our students, we’re delighted to be sponsoring this year’s ‘New Business of the Year’ award. It’s an exciting opportunity to encourage emerging talent, and support the region’s strengths as the home of dynamic, growing businesses.


Download Entry Form Here

2022 Entry Form - New Business of the Year Sponsored by University of Sussex Business School


Staging Design & AV Technology Partner

Avensys Hire & Events division specialises in consultancy, design and technical production for corporate events, including conferences, award ceremonies, gala dinners, roadshows, exhibitions, and private events.
We operate UK-wide, for a wide range of clients, at many different types of venues and event spaces.
Our experienced team works tirelessly to ensure the very best outcome for each event, and our extensive in-house resources means we can deliver creative, relevant events with high production values, on budget and to schedule.


 "Avensys is proud to be a gdb member and to be associated with such a progressive, hugely respected and successful corporate awards programme.  The awards scheme brings commercial benefits to its participants, and raises awareness of the creativity, innovation, and diversity that the region offers. As a partner, we benefit from exposure to the very best of a businesses from across a wide range industry of sectors in the region - it's networking at its best."

Gatwick Diamond Initiative

Championing and Promoting the Gatwick Diamond as an Investment Destination


Creative Partner

Storm12 is the home of attention-grabbing design, web and video. We deliver creative that gets the job done. Why Storm12? It's the most powerful on the Beaufort scale, the most forceful it can be. Like us, it causes disruption except we do it in a good way. Force 12 storms are talked about, they live long in the memory. Our creative does the same.


"It's a real privilege to support GDBA 2022 as Creative Partner. We thrive on helping the Awards continue to grab attention, build success and style. It's also great to meet the very best local business from across the South East aiming to take home these prestigious trophies."

Matt Saunders, Managing Director, Storm12

Xpress Group

Menu Print Sponsor

Started in 1991, Xpress Group Creative Print provides large and small format print solutions from our facilities on Manor Royal in Crawley.

Xpress consults, creates, designs, and delivers projects to the highest quality and often in just 2-3 working days.


We are pleased to be a sponsor for the 2022 Business Awards. The Team at Gatwick Diamond provide an excellent service that supports our business and helps with our engagement and involvement in the regional business community.

Headline sponsor

Thakeham Group

Award sponsor

Control Energy Costs

Headline sponsors

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