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EASTBOURNE EXCELLENCE Nominations are now being accepted for the Eastbourne Business Awards.

The Categories based business that has best demonstrated exceptional financial returns, innovation, strong growth and market leadership in the field of tourism, leisure or hospitality activities. Eatery (Restaurant / Pub / Cafe) of the Year Award for a local restaurant, café, pub that can demonstrate outstanding creativity, customer service and top quality dining / food in the Eastbourne area.

Independent Retailer of the Year Award for the retail business that can best demonstrate strong growth, an innovative approach to customer and employee relations, together with creativity, to enhance sales. This category is open to local independent retailers and to local units of national chains, providing they can show how they have impacted on the local community and economy. Best Start-Up Business (under 2 years) This award is open to all businesses within Eastbourne and District area who, at the closing date for applications, have been trading for less than 24 months. Rising Star of the Year Award This award requires all candidates to be nominated by others. You cannot nominate yourself – though you can nominate a colleague, an employee, an employer, or even a fellow student. There is no age limit as we are seeing that up-and-coming rising stars can be of any age. Business Person of the Year We are seeking nominations for an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the business community. This might be a significant oneoff contribution, or a lifetime contribution. Hospitality, Tourism & Leisure Award to an Eastbourne-

Small Business of the Year (1-10) This award is open to all businesses within the Eastbourne area with less than 10 employees that can demonstrate exceptional performance, growth and market leadership. Medium Business of the Year (10-50) This award is open to all businesses within the Eastbourne area with between 10-50 employees that can demonstrate exceptional performance, growth and market leadership. Large Business of the Year (50+) This award is open to all businesses within the Eastbourne area with 50+ employees that can demonstrate exceptional performance, growth and market leadership. Manufacturing and Construction Company of the Year Award to an Eastbourne-based company that has best demonstrated exceptional financial returns, innovation, strong growth and market leadership in the field of manufacturing and/or construction.

Quality Customer Service Award Award for a company exceeding customer expectations in its service. Service and Support Company of the Year Award to a company committed to providing a quality service and support to their customers, to the general public or other businesses. Innovation Award An ability to navigate market conditions is crucial for a business to survive today’s difficult economic conditions. How has your business adapted to change, or utilized an innovative idea in order to be a successful business? Lifetime Achievement Award for an exceptional individual whose effort and determination over time has made an exceptional contribution to a business and the wider business community, resulting in a positive gain for both. Education, Training and Motivation Award for companies demonstrating outstanding commitment to training in Eastbourne. Overall Business of the Year All short-listed applications will be entered into this category Award to any business in the Eastbourne area that has demonstrated innovative strategies  to bring about exceptional financial returns, strong growth and market leadership in its sector.

Employer of the Year Award for a business that has great staff relations, good staff retention, with excellent training and which cares for their employees. The best company to work for! Employee of the Year Award for an exceptional individual whose effort and determination has made an exceptional contribution to a business, resulting in a positive gain for the organisation.

Sponsors on board so far are:

The Awards Ceremony Banquet Luncheon takes place on the 13th November at The Grand Hotel, Eastbourne. To enter and to book tickets call Faiza Shafeek on 01323 4145493 or email faiza.shafeek@jpress.co.uk Sponsorship opportunities are still available, email faiza.shafeek@jpress.co.uk for details

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Profile for Platinum Business

PLATINUM BUSINESS MAGAZINE - SUSSEX - ISSUE 15  

Premier business magazine for Sussex

PLATINUM BUSINESS MAGAZINE - SUSSEX - ISSUE 15  

Premier business magazine for Sussex