2019 Seahaven Business Awards – The Results

16th Seahaven Business Awards 2019

The 2019 Seahaven Business Awards celebrated the very best of the town’s businesses at the Presidents’ Awards dinner on May 10th. This annual event was hosted by Newhaven Chamber of Commerce in association with Seaford and Peacehaven Chambers.

The award winners and over 100 guests attended in the presence of the Lord Lieutenant for East Sussex, Peter Field and Deputy Lieutenant Deborah Bedford; Vietnamese Economic Counsellor, Mrs Nguyen Lan Anh, Maria Caulfield, MP plus Mayors and all three Presidents of the Chambers of Commerce from Newhaven, Peacehaven and Seaford.

The event is always well supported by local sponsors without whom it would be impossible to stage. and the event was judged this year by the two MPs, the President of the Newhaven Chamber of Commerce, Chairman of Peacehaven & District Chamber and the Mayors of Seaford and Newhaven.

President of Newhaven Chamber, Mike Shorer said ‘This year’s Seahaven Business Awards was a great success and it was very inspiring to see so many new businesses represented. Newhaven and the surrounding area have companies that show great innovation and the desire to grow globally as well as locally. We look forward to working with them in the future.’

Winners 2019:

Business of the Year sponsored by Tomsett’s Distribution Ltd and presented by Andrew Tucknott

Fundraising Auctions, Newhaven
Lake Academy of Dance, Seaford
Joint 3rd: Elite Industries, Newhaven and the Archway Choir, Seaford

Best Customer Service sponsored by the Bengal Palace Restaurant, presented by Rhea Hussain.

Lodge Hair Beauty Salon, Seaford
Experience It Now Travel, Seaford and Newhaven
Sassy Hair & Beauty, Seaford

Best Environmental Business sponsored by Fine Marketing, presented by Julia Johnson

DVR Equestrian Sport, Seaford
Gossypium, Newhaven
Papachino’s Gateway Café, Peacehaven

Business Person of the Year sponsored by Swindells Accounting and presented by Ian Jenkins.

Laurence Pulling & Amy Sutherland, Londis, Newhaven
Gary Walsh, Elite Industries, Newhaven
Richard Light, Fundraising Auctions, Newhaven

Best New Business sponsored by the Hope Inn, presented by Liz Gardner

D G Solutions, Newhaven
The Patchwork Cat, Newhaven
Sassy Hair & Beauty, Seaford

Best Eatery sponsored by Fundraising Auctions, presented by Richard Light.

Papachino’s Gateway Café, Peacehaven
The Hope Inn, Newhaven
Bengal Palace Restaurant, Seaford

President’s Award: Best Health, Beauty and Wellbeing Business sponsored by Elite Industries, presented by Gary Walsh.

Easytone, Newhaven
Anti-aging Therapy, Peacehaven
Joint 3rd: Quintessence Fragrances, Newhaven and Kempton House Day Centre, Peacehaven

The Seahaven Business Awards recognise businesses which have shown tremendous commitment, innovation, success, support for employees and, which take pride in being part of the community. Over 350 entry forms were returned this year nominating nearly 50 different businesses in Seaford, Newhaven and Peacehaven.

The winners were presented with trophies designed and made by Newhaven Chamber President, goldsmith Mike Shorer. Each trophy weighs 4kg and is made from solid aircraft grade alloy, anodised gold and then hand engraved and hand enamelled.