BAHBAS Shortlist revealed

Find out which unique and diverse Brighton companies are in the running...

BAHBAS Shortlist revealed

Some of the Brighton’s biggest and best – and youngest and newest – make the thirty three businesses shortlisted for fifteen awards in this year’s Brighton and Hove Business Awards. 

The list of finalists reflects Brighton’s broad range of businesses and includes restaurants, recruiters, search companies, book sellers, digital companies and architects, as well as such iconic sights as the Palace Pier and Saltdean Lido. 

One company makes the list more three times - Work the World - whilst another eight are on the shortlist twice.

They will all compete for fifteen awards in categories which include the creative industries, professional services, managing director and the best event, as well as the best place to work.

Awards will also be made to the person who, in the judges’ opinion, has done the most for Brighton – the Outstanding Brightonian – and an overall Judges’ Choice award for The Best Business in Brighton.

Commenting on the shortlist Fiona Shafer, chair of the judges, said: “Brighton & Hove has got a lot to shout about and there’s no better platform than the BAHBAs.

“The entries seem to cover every aspect of business life from creative digital services to hospitality and an impressive array of community projects.  Few other places in the country can boast such a range of businesses let alone the quality that we have seen on this year’s shortlist.”

Sponsors include MD Hub, the University of Brighton, Red7, Healys, Churchill Square and NatWest who join City Cabs, Yelo Architects, Graves Jenkins, Chamber of Commerce, Cardens, Martin Searle Solicitors and Robinson Low Francis for the only awards in the city which recognise and reward great Brighton business.

The awards are supported by the Big Lemon, B&H Chamber of Commerce, Gemini Print, Brighton Business Curry Club, Brighton & Hove City Council and Brighton & Hove Tourism Alliance. Juice 107.2 FM, Platinum Business and Title Sussex join The Argus as media sponsors.

They have all come together to create a competition which acknowledges the diversity and uniqueness of Brighton and celebrates those companies, organisations and individuals who really build the Brighton brand.

The awards will be presented at Proud Country House, Stanmer Park, on Thursday 14 September.  Each winner will receive a year’s free membership to MDHUB, a vibrant and energising membership organisation that supports business owners through the challenges of growing and developing their business and where successes are shared and celebrated in a confidential environment.

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Hospitality, Leisure & Tourism
Sponsored by Red7

  • Brighton Palace Pier
  • Isaac At
  • Saltdean Lido
  • The Salt Room

The Award for Best Customer Service
Sponsored by Yelo Architects

  • The Big Lemon CIC
  • Bluebird Tea Co.
  • Work the World                  

The Award for Best Independent Retailer
Sponsored by Churchill Square

  • The Book Nook
  • Bluebird Tea Co.
  • Posh Totty Designs
  • Present in the Laine              

The Award for Business Beyond the City
Sponsored by Brighton & Hove Chamber of Commerce

  • Madgex
  • Ticketmedia
  • Work the World              

The Award for Business in The Community
Sponsored by City Cabs

  • HOP Consulting Ltd
  • Search Seven Ltd            

The Best Event in The City
Sponsored by Juice 107.2 FM

  • Brighton Fringe
  • Impact Initiatives
  • Martlets Hospice  

The Best New Kids on the Block    
Sponsored by Healys

  • Circulate Digital
  • Isaac At
  • Saltdean Lido

The Best Place to Work
Sponsored by Graves Jenkins

  • Haybury
  • Magenta Associates
  • Mooncup Ltd        

The Creative Industries Award
Sponsored by Martin Searle Solicitors

  • Cobb Digital
  • Koru Architects
  • Ticketmedia

The Fastest Growing Business Award
Sponsored by NatWest

  • Avalara
  • Circulate Digital
  • Pragmatic

The Green Business Award
Sponsored by Green Growth Platform – University of Brighton

  • Brighton and Hove Energy Services Co-operative
  • Brighton E-bikes
  • Creative Bloom
  • Mooncup Ltd                   

The Managing Director of the Year
Sponsored by Robinson Low Francis

  • James Dempster, Cobb Digital
  • Danielle Plowman, Ellie Ellie
  • Pam Loch, Loch Associates
  • Seb Royle, PLATF9RM

The Professional Services Award
Sponsored by Cardens Accountants

  • DMH Stallard LLP
  • HOP Consulting Ltd
  • Work the World

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