Firms triumph at the Adur and Worthing Business Awards

A host of firms were celebrated at this year’s

Adur and Worthing Business Awards, which proved a highly memorably and entertaining evening.

Hundreds of guests enjoyed the series of accolades presented at the Pavilion Theatre in Worthing on Friday night (November 16), which ranged from business personality of the year through to lifetime achievement.

Shoreham firm Ricardo was named winner in three categories- overall, innovative and large business of the year in the wake of its multi-million pound success with government grants for a new vehicle emissions centre.

David Sheppard, of the company, said: “It is a great achievement for us to be recognised in this manner. There’s an awful lot of talent to draw upon within the company and a number of developments including cleaner technology. We have 600 engineers on site who are right at the top of their game.”

Other notable winners on the night included Jonathan Pressley, who won Business Personality of the year and his firm GH Pressley was named retailer of the year.

Small business of the year, was gained by Zoe Clark, of Euphoric beauty, who also triumphed in the readers’ award category, while the education and training honours went to Northbrook College.

The party continued well into the night for dozens of firms who either won, or were highly commended on the night for their work during 2012.

For a full report see the next edition of the Worthing Herald

Winners + highly commended

Young Business Person

Winner

Sonia Martin - La Belle Beauty Boutique

Hospitality, Tourism & Leisure

Winner

Coombes Farm Tours & Passies Pond

Going Green

Winner

Henry House Hot Pool & Therapy Centre

Highly Commended

The Moorings

Small Business

Winner

Euphoric

Highly Commended

Sheryl Tipton Marketing

My Itchy Dog

Outstanding Contribution to the Community

Winner

Rabbit Group

Highly Commended

Worthing Town Football Club

Education & Training

Winner

Northbrook College

Highly Commended

Clear Computing

Start Up

Winner

Seagull Travel

Highly Commended

Callisto Associates

Customer Service

Winner

Shoreham Vehicle Auctions

Highly Commended

Northbrook College

Whyte Financial Ltd

Place to Eat

Winner

Fish Factory

Highly Commended

Coast Cafe des Artistes

Innovation

Winner

Ricardo UK Ltd

Manufacturing & Construction

Winner

Kingsley Roofing

Retailer

G H Pressleys & Sons Ltd

Highly Commended

Whyte Weddings Limited

Medium Business

Winner

H D Tribe Ltd

Highly Commeded

JSPC Computer Services Ltd

Large Business

Winner

Ricardo UK Ltd

Highly Commended

Focus Group

Overall Business

Ricardo UK Ltd

Business Pesonality

Winner

Jonathan Pressley - G H Pressleys & Sons Ltd

Highly Commended

Jools Chaffer - Dizzy: Support for Diabetes

Lifetime Achievement

Winner

Mary Passmore