Rix & Kay shortlisted for Sussex Business Awards 2018

25th October 2018

Rix & Kay have been named a finalist for the 30th annual Sussex Business Awards having been shortlisted for the prestigious Professional Services Award 2018. The firm makes up a final shortlist of just three.

Commenting on the firm’s success, Richard Cripps, Rix & Kay’s Managing Partner said,

“There is an abundance of great talent when it comes to professional services in Sussex. It’s an incredibly competitive sector so to make the shortlist of just three is very satisfying – The firm’s values are helping us to continuously improve and deliver a great client experience and we are confident this approach will continue to differentiate Rix & Kay from other law firms. To win the award would be a huge achievement”.

A total of 51 other finalists, shortlisted for a wide range of awards, have also been announced following the first round of judging that considered hundreds of applicants.

Representatives from sixteen towns across the county make the shortlist and after a record-breaking number of nominations, judges had an enormously difficult task as the entries were of such a high standard.

The judging panel, chaired by Mike Herd, executive director of Sussex Innovation Centre, included representatives from Allied Irish Bank, HSBC, Mazars, Gatwick Airport, University of Sussex, Red7, Coffin Mew, Clearline Recruitment, CountyClean Group, Vantage Professional Risks, LMS Group and Rockinghorse.

Commenting on this year’s shortlist, Mike said: “Each year the standard of entries gets better and better and this year was no exception.

“This year’s finalists are a stimulating mix of established businesses and new entrepreneurial ventures with a common thread running through them all – resilience and determination to succeed. Congratulations to all the shortlist!”

Winners will be announced at The Grand Brighton on November 29th.

Over 500 of the county’s leading businesspeople are expected to attend giving guests the perfect opportunity to network with peers, celebrate with colleagues and find out those all-important results.

The 2018 finalists are (in alphabetical order):

Best Customer Service
Sponsored by Platinum Publishing Group
Allison Jeffery Skin Health and Laser Clinic
Boundless by CSMA
Nuffield Health Haywards Heath Hospital
Paxton Access

Business in The Community Award
Sponsored by Gatwick Airport
Engage Health Group
Mabel’s Emporium
Search Seven

Business Innovation of the Year
Sponsored by Sussex Innovation Centre
Flinder Effect
LifeBox (@The Montefiore Hospital)
Mindlab International
Rayner Intraocular Lenses

Corporate Fundraiser of the Year
Sponsored by Rockinghorse
Morgan Sindall
Richard Place Dobson

Employer of the Year
Sponsored by Clearline Recruitment
B&CE Holdings
Legal & General
The Student Room Group

International Business of the Year
Sponsored by HSBC
Paxton Access

Professional Services Award
Sponsored by Vantage Professional Risks
MacConvilles Surveying
Rix & Kay LLP

Start-up of the Year
Sponsored by Coffin Mew
Advanced Material Development

Creative Industries Award
Sponsored by University of Sussex

Tourist Destination of the Year
Sponsored by Red7
Fishers Adventure Farm Park
Horsham Museum & Art Gallery
The Charleston Trust

Food & Drink Destination of the Year
Sponsored by The Gemini Print Group
Jeremy’s Restaurant
Malmaison Brighton

Businessperson of the Year
Sponsored by CountyClean Group
Carl Fillery, Boundless by CSMA
Kevin Markwick, The Picture House Cinema and Restaurant
Nick Broom, PVL UK

SME Business of the Year
Sponsored by LMS Group
HSM Global
Modus Brands

Large Business of the Year
Sponsored by Allied Irish Bank
Rayner Intraocular Lenses
World of Books

Company of the Year
Sponsored by Mazars
Bird & Blend Tea
Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club
Chandlers Building Supplies
Rayner Intraocular Lenses
World of Books