Compered by Russell Kane, award-winning stand-up, writer and performer, Russell entertained guests with his hilarious antics and hysterical style.



The Awards are strongly supported by the Gatwick Diamond business community including the headline sponsors - Elekta Ltd, Extech Cloud, First Central Insurance & Technology Group, NatWest and Thakeham Group. With 18 award categories, highlights included Business Person of the Year - Julie Kapsalis, Coast to Capital LEP; Business of the Year (awarded to companies with up to £1 million turnover) - always possible; and Business of the Year (awarded to companies with over £1 million turnover) - Kreston Reeves.


The winner of the very special category of Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Gatwick Diamond was announced by Jeff Downs, Chair of gdb's Executive Council and Brett North, Chair of the Gatwick Diamond Initiative. This prestigious award recognises outstanding personal contribution to making the Gatwick Diamond a great place to do business. It celebrates personal commitment and leadership that goes way beyond professional and business interests, and this year was awarded to a very worthy winner, Rosemary French, OBE.


The Awards are a well-established highlight of the business calendar, celebrating the achievements of individual businesses and business people across a wide range of categories. Importantly, they also showcase the success of the Gatwick Diamond economic area as major driver of the regional and national economies.

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