Supporting the 2022 Awards

Meet our Sponsors

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;

Thakeham Group

Headline Sponsor

Thakeham Group is proud to create and enhance communities while ensuring the delivery of aspirational buildings and places where people dream of living. With substantial land holdings secured in highly sought after areas of the Home Counties, the exceptional quality Thakeham Group  delivers is now being seen by an even wider audience.


Statement from Robert Boughton

Thakeham are excited to be a Headline Sponsor of the Gatwick Diamond Business Awards 2022.

Elekta Limited

Headline Sponsor

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.


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.

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

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

Sussex Chamber of Commerce

Award Sponsor - International Business of the Year

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


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

University of Sussex Business School

Award Sponsor - New Business of the Year

The University of Sussex Business School is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, and has a global reputation for the quality of its research and teaching. Many of our graduates go on to work for employers in the region, and we are proud of our engagement with Sussex businesses, offering student placements, graduate recruitment, knowledge exchange opportunities and research partnerships. 


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

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

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


Staging Design & AV Technology Sponsor

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."


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

Headline sponsor


Award sponsor

Chichester College Group

Headline sponsors

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