The 2024 winners of the prestigious Gatwick Diamond Business Awards were announced on 21st March to a packed audience at The Grand Hotel, Brighton.  


Now in their 16th 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 Arora Group, Birketts LLP, Elekta Ltd and London Gatwick.


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 acclaimed character comedian, Simon Brodkin. Simon’s many television appearances include Live at the Apollo and Sunday Night at the Palladium.


The Evening started with a Pre-Dinner Reception sponsored by Cleankill Pest Control 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

Billy Marsh (London Gatwick)


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

Roffey Park Institute


Environmental Culture Award - sponsored by Elekta Ltd

OHM Energy


The Award for Customer Delight - Sponsored by Birketts LLP

Nutfield Priory Hotel and Spa


International Business of the Year - sponsored by JetBlue



Professional Services Firm of the Year – sponsored by Wessex IT

Birketts LLP


The Award for Community Contribution – sponsored by Crawley Town Centre BID

Search Seven



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

Chess Dynamics


The Award for Innovation – sponsored by University of Sussex

Sea Change Wine


New Business of the Year - Sponsored by Platinum Media Group

AC South


Employee of the Year – sponsored by Rosemary French OBE

Tanya Addison (Elekta Ltd)


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

Kingsway Care


Business Person of the Year - Sponsored by Richard Place Dobson

Hayley Peacock (Atelier 21 Future Schools)


Business of the Year (Up to £1M) - Sponsored by Crawley Borough Council

Kingsway Care


Business of the Year (Over £1M) - Sponsored by EMW Law

Runway Training


The Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Gatwick Diamond – supported by Gatwick Diamond Business Executive Council

Jeff Alexander


The last award of the evening was presented by Dee Mathieson, Chair of the gdb Executive Council, and went to Jeff Alexander for his outstanding Contribution to the Gatwick Diamond. Julie Kapsalis, Principle of NESCOT and one gdb’s four Directors paid tribute by saying “He is an exceptional leader, a generous mentor and supporter, and is a core and instrumental figure in the success of the Gatwick Diamond”.