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The Brighton and Hove Business Awards are LIVE!

The Brighton and Hove Business Awards are back for the ninth year and are set to be the biggest celebration of business success Brighton has ever seen.

Eight leading Brighton Businesses, three major titles, four trade organisations and one of the most iconic and fun venues in the city have come together to create a competition which acknowledges the diversity and uniqueness of our City and celebrates those companies, organisations and individuals who really build the Brighton brand.

Organiser Caraline Brown from Midnight Communications said:  “Last year’s event was a marvellous success and a truly wonderful celebration of all that is great about Brighton Business.  We look forward to an even better competition this year – and another wonderful night out!”

2014 sponsors include Allied Irish Bank, Brighton & Hove, MDHUB, Cardens Accountants, Qualifa, Graves Jenkins, Classic Consulting, Cluttons and Close Invoice Finance.

Our Media partners will be Absolute Magazine, The Argus, and Juice 107.2FM.

The BAHBAs are supported by the Chamber of Commerce, Brighton & Hove City Council, the Brighton Business Curry Club and B&H Tourism Alliance. Tony Mernagh, Brighton & Hove Economic Partnership, will chair the proceedings once more.

Chair of the BAHBAs, Tony Mernagh, comments: “Brighton & Hove has got a lot to shout about and there’s no better platform for shouting than the BAHBAs…”

The judges will be looking for companies and organisations that really capture the spirit of Brighton & Hove.  Innovation and leadership are considered more important than size or revenue.  Visit to find out more about the various categories.

The competition closes 23 May.  The Awards will be presented at the end of the Brighton Pier in July.

 “Absolute Brighton is very proud to support the BAHBAs.  Brighton has a culture of entrepreneurship and creativity and the BAHBAs is a celebration of this can-do spirit.

The team at Midnight always create an event which means business, but being Brighton, they are always great fun as well.”
Ian Trevett Absolute Magazine

How to enter:

All entrants are invited to submit their entries on no more than 2 pages of A4 saved in pdf format.  Entries should be presented in two parts.

Part One – Address the specific question for the award you have entered.

Part Two – Tell the judges about your business.  The judges will be looking for evidence of the following:

  • Business success
  • Innovation
  • Leadership
  • Sustainability
  • Uniqueness
  • Future ambitions
  • Overcoming adversity to succeed

1. The Award for the Greatest Contribution to the Community
2. The Best Place to Visit in Brighton & Hove
3. The Best Event in the City
4. The Best Environmental Industry Company
5. The Best New Kids on the Block
6. The Best Customer Service
7. The Best Place to Work
8. The Award for Business Beyond the City
9. The Best Independent Retailer
10. The Creative Industries Award
11. The Professional Services Award
12. The MD of the Year
13. The Fastest Growing Business Award
14. Outstanding Brightonian