Now in their 15th year, the Awards are a well-established highlight of the business calendar and are strongly supported by the Gatwick Diamond business community with Headline Sponsors for 2023, Elekta Ltd and Gatwick Airport Ltd.


Celebrating the achievements of individual businesses and business people across a wide range of categories, they also showcase the success of the Gatwick Diamond economic area as major driver of the regional and national economies.


This year’s ceremony was hosted by the charmingly straight-talking, quick-witted Kerry Godliman, one of the country's best performers and both an incredibly talented comedian and a phenomenal actor.


The Evening started with a Pre-Dinner Reception sponsored by Castle Corporate Finance and was rounded- off with the now highly anticipated After-Show Party.


The winners in each category are:

Apprentice of the Year – sponsored by Chichester College Group
Greta Thornton (Reigate Manor)


The Award for Best Flexible Working Practice – sponsored by Flexibility Matters


Environmental Culture Award - sponsored by Control Energy Costs Ltd
Ridgeview Wine Estate


The Award for Customer Delight - Sponsored by Rosemary French OBE
Bakers Garden Buildings


International Business of the Year - sponsored by Sussex Chamber
Elekta Ltd


Professional Services Firm of the Year – sponsored by Crawley Borough Council
Mayo Wynne Baxter LLP


The Award for Community Contribution – sponsored by Loch Associates Group
Community Transport Sussex


Manufacturing Business of the Year - Sponsored by Elekta Ltd
Bakers Garden Buildings


The Award for the Place to Meet – sponsored by Sub-Cool FM
Holiday Inn London Gatwick Worth


New Business of the Year - Sponsored by University of Sussex Business School


Employee of the Year – sponsored by Arora Group
Sarah Lyons (Creative Pod)


Employer of the Year – sponsored by Reigate & Banstead Borough Council
Ridgeview Wine Estate


Business Person of the Year - Sponsored by Richard Place Dobson
Toni Chalk – Strive AV


Business of the Year (Up to £1M) - Sponsored by University of Sussex
Kingsway Care


Business of the Year (Over £1M) - Sponsored by EMW Law LLP
Denbies Wine Estate Ltd


The Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Gatwick Diamond – supported by Gatwick Diamond Initiative
Surinder Arora


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