Businesses looking forward to 1066 Business Awards at Bannatyne’s Spa Hotel Hastings

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Businesses across Hastings and Rother are looking forward to celebrating their achievements at the prestigious and much anticipated 1066 Business Awards. A glittering black tie ceremony will be held at Bannatyne Spa Hotel in St Leonards on Friday, July 15 with awards being presented to winners and highly commended categories, this year hosted by Beverley Thompson from Southern Water and Keith Ridley. If you are interested in sponsoring a category please contact Karen Beck on 07841 800401 or email karen.beck@jpress.co.uk

FSB

The Federation of Small Businesses is proud to be the headline sponsor for the 1066 Business Awards 2016. Nearly 90% of businesses in East Sussex are small businesses and the FSB supports and champions them all.

FSB are experts in business. We offer our members a wide range of vital business services including advice, financial expertise, support and a powerful voice in Government. Our mission is to help smaller businesses achieve their ambitions.

Established over 40 years ago, FSB are a non-profit making organisation that is run by members for members. We provide a fantastic member benefits package and we are the UK’s leading business campaigner, focussing on delivering change to help small and medium sized enterprises start up, grow and succeed.

Our member benefits include: 24/7 legal advice, on-line business advice and documents, tax and insurance protection, free business banking and discounts on vital items such as fuel, telecoms, utilities and marketing data. The FSB Pension Scheme for Members helps you meet your legal auto-enrolment obligations.

In East Sussex, FSB has 4,400 members with some 1,000 businesses in Hastings and Rother. We provide a busy calendar of local events for networking including monthly breakfasts, twilight skills seminars and evening dinners. FSB is at the heart of a growing local economy. Pulling on the support of a powerful Westminster Unit, we have an influential dialogue with every level of Government. FSB campaigns on issues such as business rate reform, easier access to finance, ensuring the work readiness of young people, faster broadband speeds and improving road and rail networks.

We hope to see many high quality businesses at the 1066 Business Awards and look forward to judging and celebrating the best of business in our local economy.

Join FSB: www.fsb.org.uk/benefits

Rother District Council & Active Rother

Rother District Council is responsible for delivering a wide range of services to a population of circa 92,000 residents, including: housing policy and services; spatial planning; development consents and building regulations; environmental and public health; food safety; pollution control; licensing; waste and recycling collection; street and beach cleaning; car parks and public conveniences; benefits payments; culture, leisure and recreation; economic development & tourism; community safety and emergency planning.

We will continue to drive through our vision for improvements to the quality of life in Rother whilst adapting to changing circumstances and pressures.

As we do this we will focus our services around our four Core Aims for:

1. An Efficient, Flexible and Effective Council

2. Sustainable Economic Prosperity

3. Stronger Safer Communities

4. A Quality Physical Environment

We will continue to build on an impressive regeneration programme that has seen significant investment in the local area, with the advent of the Bexhill-Hastings Link Road enabling significant growth in housing and jobs; major improvements to our public spaces, cultural and leisure facilities; and continuing support for tourism promotion and events. In addition, through our Active Rother projects we will continue to encourage healthier, more active lifestyles by supporting and promoting a wide range of organisations, events and activities.

Categories

START-UP

Sponsored by Let’s Do Business

SMALL BUSINESS 
(up to 10 employees)

Sponsored by Rother District 
Council & Active Rother

MEDIUM BUSINESS
(11-49 employees)

Sponsored by thebestof Hastings…

LARGE BUSINESS
(50+ employees)

OVERALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by FSB

HOSPITALITY, TOURISM & LEISURE

Sponsored by Hasting Borough Council & 1066 Country

EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR

EMPLOYEE/TEAM OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Hastings Works

YOUNG ACHIEVER (age limit 28)

Sponsored by The Italian Way

TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT

RETAILER

ETC Magazine

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO THE COMMUNITY

Root 1066

GREEN BUSINESS

CountyClean Group

INNOVATION

Sponsored by Showman 
Audio Visual

PLACE TO EAT OR DRINK

Bannatyne’s Spa Hotel Hastings

BUSINESS PERSONALITY

Sponsored by Hastings Business 
Operations Ltd (Innovation Centre)

CUSTOMER SERVICE

Sponsored by Southeastern

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT

READER’S CHOICE

Sponsored by Hastings Observer Series