Uckfield Business Awards 2018 – ALL the Winners

An amazing night took place on the (8th November) at the East Sussex National Hotel in Uckfield where the 2018 Uckfield Business Awards took place.

Over 330 people attended the black tie gala dinner with 16 awards presented.

Chris Lawson, President of the Uckfield Chamber of Commerce welcomed everyone to the night and for the first time the awards were attended by all the finalists.

The Presidents Award was awarded by President Chris Lawson Sussex Support Services and was collected by founder and manager Margaret Dode-Angel.

The Chamber would like to thank all the sponsors of the categories and everyone who nominated and entered the awards.

Meet ALL the Winners – highlighted in red

Business of the Year


CJ Thorne

Dawson Hart
Green DIY

The Picture House Cinema & Restaurant

Small Business of the Year


Lawson Commercial

J.F. Bishop (Uckfield) Ltd
GBA Motor Services Ltd

Horlock Holdcroft Financial Consultants Ltd

Business Person of the Year – Female


Nus Ghani MP

Lucy Ritchie – Blush Beauty Room

Maria Mann – The Beauty Spot

Rachel Watkyn – Tiny Box Company

Business Person of the Year – Male


Anytime Fitness

Chris Dowling – Chris Dowling Business Mentor & Adviser
Edward Cockill – Uckfield Motor Services

Kevin Markwick – The Picture House Cinema & Restaurant

Retailer of the Year



Carvills Furnishings Ltd

Paws ‘n’ Claws

S G Home Interiors

Best Place to Eat


Amira’s Kitchen
Hare & Hounds

The White Hart Buxted

Employer of the Year



Barney’s Playbarn

C J Thorne & Co Ltd

Young Employee of the Year

TR Fastenings

Maggie Charlesworth – Crockstead Farm Hotel

Megan Kempson – Truffles Bakery

Rebecca Fermer – Aworth Land Surveys Ltd

Tradesperson of the Year


Neva Consultants

Garrison Roofing Contractors Ltd

GBA Motor Services Ltd
Oven Rescue

Customer Service Award



Beechwood B&B
First Choice Cars

Uckfield Motor Services

Contribution to the Community


Uckfield Matters Magazine

Chailey Heritage Enterprise Centre (CHEC)

Dawson Hart Solicitors

Sussex Support Service

Best Rural Business



Barnsgate Manor
Hurstwood Feeds Ltd

Rose Gas Ltd

Best New Business


Eastbourne Motoring Centre

Amira’s Kitchen
Safe + Secure Storage

Oliver Twist Designs

Health & Leisure Award


Isenhurst Health Club

Turning Tide Pilates
Uckfield Runners

Outstanding Achievement Award


Garrison Roofing

Kevin Markwick – The Picture House Cinema & Restaurant

The Presidents Award went to Sussex Support Services.


A raffle was held with monies going to the Friends of Sussex Hospices. With the amount raised presented to Kathy Gore, the Chair of the Friends of Sussex Hospices.

The awards evening was presented by Jan Edwards from “The Marketing Eye” and Gary King from “Uckfield FM”.
The organisers would also like to thank the following for all their support and assistance to make the evening such a success:

The East Sussex National Hotel
Ashdown Audio Visual
Off the Wall Entertainments
Uckfield Matters Magazine
Bibendum Wines
Matt Harquail Photography
And the team at “The Marketing Eye” and “Uckfield FM”

Photos from the evening will be available via the Uckfield Business Awards website – www.uckfieldbusinessawards.co.uk

Uckfield Business Awards Introduction
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