In the light of Covid 19 and the pressures on businesses across the country, we regret that we have decided to hold over the 2020 Seahaven Business Awards until May 2021.

We would like to thank all local businesses and members of the public who have nominated and submitted award entries across the seven categories. We have some truly amazing and exceptional business and we wish you all well during these difficult times.

We have received over 100 entries and assure everyone that these will be included next year. We will open entries again in January 2021 and businesses can update their entries should they wish to do.

We are very sorry that we have had to reach this decision but look forward to seeing you all in 2021.



Seahaven Business Awards 2020

Enter the Seahaven Business Awards 2020 to celebrate the best of Seahaven’s businesses

The 2020 Seahaven Business Awards are now open for nominations. These awards celebrate professionalism, creativity, innovation and business excellence across Newhaven, Seaford and Peacehaven.

Why not tell your company’s success story?

The Newhaven Chamber of Commerce, in association with Seaford and Peacehaven Chambers of Commerce, offers you a chance to showcase the success of your business and raise your company’s profile. The awards recognise businesses of all sizes that have achieved success and that are setting standards.

There are seven categories with three businesses shortlisted in each category. All finalists will be invited to the Awards Ceremony & Dinner on Friday 15 May 2020 with the Lord Lieutenant of East Sussex, the Vietnamese Ambassador for the UK and Ireland and Sussex VIPs at Jerrom Hall, Peacehaven. Businesses do not need to be members of a Chamber of Commerce to enter.

Seahaven Business Awards 2020 Advert

Hear the Seahaven Business Awards 2020 radio advert!


John Young BBC PresenterWe are delighted to announce that John Young, BBC News Presenter and business owner will be our host for the Seahaven Business Awards 2020.

You may have seen him regularly reading the BBC South East lunchtime news bulletins. That means he’s used to eye-watering deadlines, summing things up fast, do-it-now decision making— and keeping everything to time.

We’re in for a real treat at our glittering awards ceremony and dinner on 15 May.

Read John Young’s biography here.

Many thanks to our headline sponsor Veolia


and sponsors

Many thanks to our Trophy Sponsors as listed below with the seven categories.

Without the support of our sponsors, we would be unable to organise this annual event.

Business of the Year
Sponsored by Excell Design & Marketing

Business Person of the Year
Sponsored by Swindells Chartered Accountants

Best Environmental Business
Sponsored by Fine Marketing

Best Customer Service
Sponsored by The Sussex Sign Company

Best New Business (under 2 years old)
Sponsored by The Newhaven Enterprise Zone

Best Eatery
Sponsored by Fundraising Auctions

President’s Award – Best Not-for-Profit Organisation
Charity, Community Group or Community Interest Company (CIC)
Sponsored by Not Just Travel (Daniel Ori)

The judging panel is independent and includes M.P. Maria Caulfield, M.P. Lloyd Russell-Moyle, the Mayors of Newhaven, Peacehaven and Seaford and the President of Newhaven Chamber of Commerce.

Closing date for nominations is Friday 3rd April 2020, and the winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony & Dinner on Friday 15th May 2020. The winners will receive trophies designed by Newhaven President and goldsmith Mike Shorer.

The awards are free to enter so don’t delay, please use the form below or download an SBA Entry form 2020.  Printed entries are welcomed and can be submitted with evidence of achievements. Alternatively you can fill in the PDF and ‘Save’ it to retain the information you input. This can then be emailed to

Thanks to our trophy sponsors:

Terms and conditions for nomination form and privacy notice

Thank you for your interest in the Seahaven Business Awards. Before completing your nomination, please read the following terms and conditions of the website use and privacy notice. This section describes the terms and conditions of using the nomination form and explains how we store and use information you provide to us.

If you nominate someone for a Seahaven Business Award, it is understood that you agree to these terms and conditions.

Please be aware that if you do not accept these terms and conditions you must not proceed with your nomination of someone for a Seahaven Business Award.

Seahaven Business Awards nominators agree to:

Provide personal information that is in all respects true, accurate and up to date and is not, in any respect, misleading, deceptive or inaccurate or likely to mislead or deceive.

Notify the Newhaven Chamber of Commerce immediately of any relevant changes in their nomination at any stage during the application process.

The personal information provided by nominators will be used by the Newhaven Chamber of Commerce in accordance with the UK Data Protection Act 1998, and any relevant local law, for the purposes of the Seahaven Business Awards 2020.

By completing the nomination form you agree that the information that the Newhaven Chamber of Commerce holds/shares about you will be treated as confidential and will only be disclosed to any other party:

i) as detailed in this notice and in the terms and conditions document or at your request or with your consent;

ii) to agents and others in connection with running services for you/your nominee;

iii) to investigate or prevent fraud; and

iv) if the law permits it or it is in the public interest.

For the purpose of collecting and processing your nomination for the Seahaven Business Awards 2020 and obtaining references from third parties the personal data on the nomination form you submit will be retained on the application system in accordance with the Newhaven Chamber of Commerce’s records data retention schedule. Under UK Data Protection law you have the right to ask for a copy of the information we hold on you and the right to ask us to correct any inaccuracies in that information. If you want more information about this please contact the Newhaven Chamber of Commerce.

    Seahaven Business Awards 2020 Nomination Form

    All fields are mandatory

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

    Business of the YearBusiness Person of the YearBest Environmental BusinessBest Customer ServiceBest New BusinessBest EateryPresident’s Award – Best Not-for-Profit Organisation, Charity, Community Group or Community Interest Company (CIC)

    Your details

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    Nominee's details

    Please provide a few details about this business/person and what it/he/she does:

    What makes this business/person stand out from the crowd?

    I believe this business/person deserves to win in this category because: