2017 Awards Sponsors
The ninth year for the Awards and the whole event gains ever increasing attention in the region.
Who was shining brightly on the night?
Award Category Sponsors
Green Business of the Year
Crawley Borough Council
Crawley Borough Council provides a wide range of services to more than 118,000 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.
Responsible Business of the Year
University of Sussex Business School
A highly respected Business School ranked 1st in the UK for annual research income 2020/21 (CABA) and with an MBA ranked in the top 25 in the UK, and top 200 globally (QS BMR 2022) with prestigious accreditations from both EQUIS and AMBA, the School is 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. Our judging panel is made up of both academics and students, who are all here tonight. Speaking to each new business has been a great privilege and with so many exciting and dynamic entrants is was a challenge to select the shortlist and the eventual winner. It truly has been a great privilege and our congratulation go to every business here with us tonight.
The Award for Developing People for Business Success
Chichester College Group
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." Paul Rolfe, Associate Principal Employers and Stakeholders