2018 Awards Sponsors
The tenth year for the Gatwick Diamond Business Awards and the event gains ever increasing attention in the region.
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.
Apprentice of the Year
Reigate & Banstead Borough Council
Reigate & Banstead is a great place to start and grow a business. We work with businesses, large and small, because they are vital for the economic wellbeing of our borough and residents. We provide business support and work closely with our partners to encourage a prosperous local economy.
“Reigate & Banstead Borough Council have long supported the Gatwick Diamond Business Awards and we are thrilled to be returning again this year to sponsor the 'Employer of the Year' Award, in recognition of the important role that local employers play in creating a vibrant and successful economy in the Gatwick Diamond" Cllr Humphreys, Portfolio Holder for Place & Economic Prosperity, Reigate & Banstead Borough Council.
Business of the Year (Up to £1m Turnover)
Platinum Media Group
The Platinum Media Group is the leading voice of business in the South East, specialising in magazine publishing and event management.
The company was formed over 15 years ago to serve the business community of the South East. The region is the economic powerhouse of the UK but was very poorly served by any publication that connected businesses and kept them abreast of all the news, views and opinion.
The Platinum Media Group publish the largest circulation business magazines in the UK including Platinum Business Magazine, Surrey Business Magazine and Dynamic Magazine for Women, reaching over 720,000 business readers each month. Platinum also own and produce the largest business awards in the South East including the Dynamic Business Awards for Women, Central South Business Awards, Sussex Business Awards, Surrey Business Awards, Brighton & Hove Business Awards and the Lewes Business Awards.