Celebrating the best of local business at the 17th Seahaven Business Awards 2022

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Emotions were running high at the the Seahaven Business Awards 2022 last night. The Presidents’ Awards dinner at the Jerrom Hall, Peacehaven was a glittering and emotionally charged occasion, on Friday, May 13th when, the Newhaven Chamber of Commerce in association with Seaford and Peacehaven Chambers, put on the 17th annual business awards, the first since covid.

It was a fabulous evening with over 100 guests attending in the presence of Her Majesty the Queens’s representative the Lord Lieutenant for East Sussex, Mr Andrew Blackman and His Excellency Ambassador Nguyen Hoang Long of Vietnam and Deputy Chief of Mission, Counsellor Mrs TO MINH THU.  Our Sussex MPs Maria Caulfield and Lloyd Russell-Moyle, the towns’ three Mayors and all three Presidents of the Chambers of Commerce completed the VIP guests.

The event was well supported by local sponsors and categories were judged this year by the two MPs, and the Presidents of the Newhaven, Seaford and Peacehaven’s Chamber of Commerce.

President of Newhaven Chamber, Mike Shorer said ,‘the greatest thanks need to be given to all the amazing businesses here tonight. You should all be hugely proud of yourselves. To survive and thrive during these last few traumatic, surreal and dangerous times is a testament to the great belief, drive, passion, strength and fortitude you have. Keep that belief, grow in strength, continue to follow your hearts and I guarantee you will achieve even greater success.’

Don’t forget to view the Seahaven Business Awards Gallery 2022.

 Our winners in 2022 are:

President’s Award: Young Business Person of the Year

Sponsored by Mike Shorer Fine Jewellery

1st – George Durnford of GND Tree Surgery

2nd – Tiger Cox. Paragliding instructor and children’s author

3rd – Ben Harris Photographer

Best New Business

Sponsored by the Newhaven Enterprise Centre

1st – Kande (Pick & Mix Sweet Delivery Business)

2nd (joint) – Claire Smith Floristry

2nd (joint) – Got Buns Huns (celebration cakes)

Best Environmental Business

Sponsored by Fine Marketing

1st – Havens Food Cooperative

2nd – Badger Inks

3rd (joint) – Aval Consulting Group Ltd

3rd (joint) – Chris Allen & Sons

Best Eatery

Sponsored by Experience It Now Travel

1st – La Maison Catering

2nd – West Quay Café

Business Person of the Year

Sponsored by Swindells Chartered Accountants

1st – Shell Rees of Be Well with Shell

2nd – Paula Woolven of Havens Community Hub

3rd – Chris Allen of Chris Allen & Sons

Best Customer Service

Sponsored by The Sussex Sign Company

1st – Emma Scorgie of Utility Warehouse

2nd – Be Fabulous

3rd – Cloud Voice & Data

Business of the Year

Sponsored by The Newhaven Enterprise Zone

1st – Cloud Voice & Data

2nd – La Maison Catering

3rd – Chris Allen & Sons

The Seahaven Business Awards recognise businesses which have shown tremendous resilience, innovation, success, and commitment to staff and who take pride in being part of the community. The winners were presented with trophies made by goldsmith Mike Shorer. Each trophy weighs 4kg and is made from solid aircraft grade alloy, anodised gold and then hand engraved and hand enamelled.

A silent auction and raffle were held raising  over £1000 for the Newhaven Youth Club. 

With many thanks to key sponsors this year Veolia, Meeching Estate Agents, Cleankill, V R Flowers & Son, Coop Funeral Care, HM Bookkeeping & Payroll Services Ltd., Arlettes Florists, Seahaven FM, Lewes District Council, and 2nd Cup of Tea.

Don’t forget to view the Seahaven Business Awards Gallery 2022!