Our district is home to world-leading industry pioneers, talented youngsters and businesses who use their success to improve their community.

Arun Business of the Year Awards provide a fantastic opportunity for the local business community to come together and celebrate the massive contribution it makes to the Arun District.

Our Awards recognise “the Best of the Best” and are open to anyone who runs a business in the Arun District – from sole traders to multi-national global brands.

We believe success is not just measured by turnover and profit – it’s about how a business sets itself apart from the competition and always goes the extra mile for its customers or its community and the people who live there.

Entering the Arun Business of the Year Awards is simple and FREE! The only requirement is that businesses must have an address in Arun District to enter the awards.

Before you start, read our article on how to write a winning entry


You’re only three steps away from a chance of winning

You can make as many nominations as you wish. Please complete a separate nomination form for each category and business you nominate.



Choose which category or categories you wish to enter


Include any relevant information but please, keep it short and sweet. We receive lots and lots of entries so you need to make sure your nomination stands out!


Email your nomination/s to miriam.nicholls@arun.gov.uk  or post to Miriam Nicholls, Arun District Council, Arun Civic Centre, Maltravers Road, Littlehampton, BN17 5LF, by Friday 18 October 2019.

New Business of the Year

Sponsored by
Hilton Avisford Park

Marketing & Promotion

Sponsored by


Customer Care Award

Sponsored by
Bay Tree Estates

Web Site of the Year

Sponsored by

Bognor Regis Chamber of Commerce

Independent Retailer

Sponsored by 

Littlehampton Traders Partnership

Training & Development Award

Sponsored by L.Guess Jewellers

Robert Warham Award

Sponsored by Beachcroft Hotel

Sussex by the Sea Tourism Award

Sponsored by Woods Travel

Place to Eat or Drink

Sponsored by Gusto Wines

Charity / CIC

Sponsored by Bognor Regis Post

Business in the Community

Sponsored by Parker Kittiwake

Business of the Year 6-10 Employees

Sponsored by Clear Computing

Business of the Year more than 10 employees

Sponsored by The Aldingbourne Trust

Employee of the Year

Sponsored by
Littlehampton Academy

Employer of the Year

Sponsored by
The HR Dept

Business Person of the Year

Sponsored by Regis Removals

Overall Business of the Year winner

Chosen by the Judging panel, made up of local businesses.

Sponsored by Rolls Royce Motor Cars

What happens next?

You must send us your nominations by Friday 18 October.

A judging panel of local businesses and community representatives will review all the nominations and vote for which businesses to shortlist for each Award.

We’ll contact all short-listed companies and the winners will be announced at a glittering Awards Ceremony Dinner and Dance on Friday 15th November at the Hilton Avisford Park Hotel in Walberton, near Arundel.

Closing date for entries








What do the winners get?

As well as the prestige and media coverage generated by the awards, the winners will each receive an engraved trophy to proudly display for the year and a piece of engraved glassware which is yours to keep.

Winners will also be able to display the “Winner – Arun Business of the Year Award 2019” logo on their marketing materials, website and social media platforms – letting the world know how great they are.

Read how winning an award can boost your business


Tickets for the Awards Ceremony

Please contact Miriam Nicholls if you would like tickets for the Awards Ceremony on Friday 15 November