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Adur & Worthing Business Awards host celebratory dinner for 2019 winners!

20 February 2020 10:40 AM | Lauren Martin-Grieveson (Administrator)

Adur & Worthing Business Awards host celebratory dinner for 2019 winners!  

Winners, sponsors and other special guests celebrated at The Fat Greek Taverna restaurant in Worthing town centre on Thursday 16th January following the success of the 2019 awards.

Over fifty guests enjoyed a glass of fizz on arrival and the opportunity to network before taking their seats to enjoy a wonderful mezze style dinner prepared by The Fat Greek Taverna. 

Martin Randall, Director for the Economy – Adur & Worthing Councils and Peter Webb MBE DL, Managing Director – ETI Ltd welcomed guests with a short speech, acknowledging everyone’s contribution, input and support to the local business community.

The Adur & Worthing Business Awards are organised by a committee of successful local business people. These include Peter Webb and Nicky Dumbleton of ETI Ltd, James Stoner of JSPC Computer Services, Keith & Gill Gallis of Seagull Travel, Tina Tilley and Tracie Davey of Worthing & Adur Chamber of Commerce and Angela Crane of Adur & Worthing Council.  

Chay Took – President of Worthing & Adur Chamber of Commerce and category sponsor commented “The Adur & Worthing Business Awards is now a firm fixture on the local business calendar, showcasing a thriving business community. For over twelve years, the event has welcomed and rewarded some of the area’s most recognisable business leaders and organisations, as well as young entrepreneurs and charities – we’re pleased to be able to welcome those winners here tonight to continue celebrating their achievements”.

James Stoner – Managing Director of JSPC Computer Services said “As a sponsor of the Adur & Worthing Business Awards I have witnessed first-hand the positive effect that being part of this process can achieve for a business. The widespread publicity around the awards help to raise the profile of shortlisted businesses and gives them a stage from which to share their story and engage with a wider audience. 

These awards not only put businesses on the map but provided a medium for us to discover truly amazing companies that are doing great things in Adur & Worthing which is something we should all be proud of.”


2020 Charity Partner 

The organising committee are delighted to announce Guild Care as the new Charity Partner for 2020. 

Guild Care has been making a difference to the lives of the people of Worthing and its surrounding areas since it was first established in 1933 by a small team of volunteers. Since then the not for profit charity has gone from strength to strength, listening to people and adapting over the decades to the needs of the local community.
Each year over 3,000 people and their families will be touched by one of their diverse range of over 30 community services. These include:

  • Respite and short breaks for carers of people living with dementia, or who are frail or elderly
  • Support services for families of children and adults with disabilities and additional needs
  • Friendship Club for older people
  • Community transport and outreach service
  • Home care service
  • Three care homes providing dementia, nursing and respite care
Guild Care is also one of the largest employers in Worthing, with over 650 dedicated and caring staff and the support of more than 300 fantastic volunteers.

Sam Philpott – Head of Communications and Marketing commented “Guild Care is delighted that the Adur & Worthing Business Awards has chosen us as their Charity Partner for 2020. We look forward to hosting a launch event in June with them and the ceremony itself in November. The funds raised from this event will make such a difference and will allow us to continue to support the 30+ valuable community services that we run in Worthing for people living with a learning disability, or dementia, their carers, and older people”.

2020 Launch Event 

Businesses interested in nominating or entering themselves for the 2020 awards are invited to attend the official launch event, which will take place on Wednesday 3rd June from 5:00pm - 7.30pm. 

This special networking event held in conjunction with Worthing & Adur Chamber of Commerce will be hosted by our Charity Partner Guild Care at Methold House, Worthing and will provide lots of useful information on the awards which will take place on Friday 13th November at the Pavilion, Worthing.

Business representatives will get the chance to chat to sponsors and mingle with former entrants and winners and of course, there will be plenty of time for networking so bring lots of business cards! Further information on this free event will be available in the next month or so. Special thanks to SJM Electrical Services for sponsoring this event.  

Sponsorship Opportunities 

Now in our thirteenth year, we are incredibly proud of how the Awards have grown year on year and are pleased to confirm that the majority of last year’s category sponsors have offered their continued support once again this year.  Following general feedback, the Organising Committee have announced that two new and exciting categories have been added for 2020 and are currently available to sponsor - Employee of the Year and Health, Beauty & Wellbeing. Sponsorship of a category is priced at £1,250 and includes the following:

  • 6 tickets to the awards dinner
  • Logo to appear on all promotional material (to include printed, online and at event)
  • Regular promotion on social media channels
  • Company profile and link on official website
  • Rights to use the awards logo and associated material in your organisations marketing material
  • Full page advert included in the A5 awards programme
  • Opportunity to announce and present an award at the dinner
  • Opportunity to have photo taken with category winner
Various other sponsorship opportunities still remain, including advertising space inside the official Awards programme.  This is a great way to enhance your company’s profile and should you wish to discuss any of these options in more detail, please feel free to contact Nicky Dumbleton by email nicky.dumbleton@awbawards.com  

2020 Key Dates

Please find below key dates for your diaries: 

Wednesday 3rd June                 2020 launch event 
Wednesday 3rd June                 Online entries open
Friday 18th September              Official closing date for nominations and entries
Friday 13th November               Awards night

We look forward to sending regular newsletters over the coming months and if there is anything you would like considered for inclusion please email nicky.dumbleton@awbawards.com In the meantime, feel free to check out the Awards website www.awbawards.com which is regularly updated with fresh content!


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Registered Office: Sphere Business Centre, Broadwater Road, Worthing,
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