Enter the Seahaven Business Awards 2022

Contact us

The Seahaven Business Awards 2022 are now open for entries. These awards celebrate professionalism, creativity, innovation, resilience and business excellence.

We are delighted to announce that the Seahaven Business Awards 2022 will take place on Friday 13 May 2022 at a glittering Awards Ceremony and Dinner. Our celebrity host for the evening is John Young, a BBC presenter and reporter for 30 years.

The Awards are now ‘Open for Entries’ for all businesses, and you don’t have to be a member of a local Chambers of Commerce to enter. The awards are for all businesses located or operating in the Seahaven area (Seaford, Newhaven and Peacehaven). We are keen to invite a wide range of entries from a wide variety of businesses.

As your local chambers of commerce, Newhaven, Seaford and Peacehaven provide this unique opportunity for local businesses and business people to showcase their success and raise their company’s profile.

Why enter the Seahaven Business Awards?

Nominating a business or person, or putting forward your own business, is free and easy. Completing an application form will showcase some of the great things that you, and your staff, have done over the past year and will highlight your achievements during Brexit and coronavirus.

These are the seven award categories and the sponsors:

Business of the Year – sponsored by The Newhaven Enterprise Zone

Business Person of the Year – sponsored by Swindell’s Chartered Accountants

Best Environmental Business – sponsored by Fine Marketing

Best Customer Service – sponsored by The Sussex Sign Company

Best New Business –sponsored by The Newhaven Enterprise Centre

Best Eatery – sponsored by Experience It Now Travel

President’s Award ‘Young Business Person of the Year’ (aged 25 or under) – sponsored by Mike Shorer Fine Jewellery

Three businesses will be shortlisted in each category. All finalists will be invited to the Awards Ceremony and Dinner at Jerrom Hall, Peacehaven on Friday, 13 May 2022. We hope circumstances will allow the county’s Lord Lieutenant, the Vietnamese Ambassador for the UK and Ireland, local MPs Maria Caulfield and Lloyd Russell-Moyle, and Sussex VIPs to join us as they have in the past.

Many thanks to sponsors Veolia, Cleankill Pest Control, Meeching Estate Agents, HM Bookkeeping and Payroll Services, V R Flowers & Son, Arlette’s Florists, Co-op Funeralcare, Seahaven FM and our seven trophy sponsors mentioned above.

On the judging panel will be the three Chamber of Commerce Presidents and our two Members of Parliament, Maria Caulfield MP and Lloyd Russell Moyle, MP.

Closing date for nominations is Friday, 1 April, 2022. The winners will receive trophies designed by Mike Shorer Fine Jewellery.

On behalf of Newhaven Chamber of Commerce, we wish you the best of luck.

You can download an application form, and printed entries are welcomed with evidence of achievements. These can be emailed to office@newhavenchamber.co.uk or delivered to the offices at 43 High Street, Newhaven BN9 9PA, by Friday, 1 April, 2022.

Please read the Terms and Conditions before submitting your form.

    All fields are mandatory

    Please indicate which category this nomination is for (Please only nominate one category per nomination form)

    When entering, please consider the follow criteria to give your application the best chance of success.

    • How you have supported your staff during the past year (staff training, health, wellbeing) 
    • The challenges you may have faced (from Covid, Brexit or otherwise) 
    • Describe the quality of your products and/or services 
    • If you have introduced innovation or new products 
    • How you have improved customer service 
    • What makes your business stand out from the competition
    • Your objectives for the next 3 years. 

    Your details

    Nominee's details