VIDEO: Johnston Press South Business Awards

BUSINESSES from Portsmouth to Hasting turned out to the Johnston Press South Business Awards on Friday night.

With singing waiters, a casino, a disco and of course the awards, it was certainly a night to remember.

132642-42_MY_business_awards'Johnson Press Business Awards, Grand Hotel, Brighton.'Pic Mick Young'27/09/2013

132642-42_MY_business_awards'Johnson Press Business Awards, Grand Hotel, Brighton.'Pic Mick Young'27/09/2013

Especially for those winning businesses, as it was tough competition with nominees spanning across three counties.

Here are the winning firms:

Start-up

Winner: Recruitment South East, Three Oaks

Customer Service

Winner: Lookers Mercedes Benz of Eastbourne

Runner up: Balloons for Events, Hastings

Innovation

Winner: Qaboo, Burgess Hill

Runner up: Gemma Lighting, Portsmouth

Small business

Winner: Millbrook Design and Print, Robertsbridge

Runner up: Michelle’s Hair and Beauty Salon, Selsey

Going Green

Winner: Balloons for Events, Hastings

Education and Training

Winner: Creations Hair and Beauty, Chichester

Runner up: Northbrook College, Worthing

Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure

Winner: All About Tea, Portsmouth

Runner up: Beachcroft Hotel, Bognor Regis

Medium Business

Winner: Capital Consulting International, Horsham

Runner up: Twisted Pair, Portsmouth

Outstanding Contribution to the Community

Winner: Affinion International, Portsmouth

Runner up: Hurst Green Shop and Cafe

Employer of the Year

Winner: First Central Insurance Managemnet Ltd, Haywards Heath

Best Team

Winner: Furniture Now, Lewes

Place to Eat

Winner: Resturant Tristan, Horsham

Runner up: The Fish Factory, Worthing

Star of the Future

Winner: Cathy Sharp, St Leonards

Manufactoring and Construction

Winner: Hepworth and Co Brewers Ltd, Horsham

Large Business

Winner: Oceanair Marine, Selsey

Runner up: Damovo UK, Horsham

Retailer of the Year

Winner: Pressleys, Worthing and Chichester

Runner up: The Hungry Guest, Petworth

Business Personality

Winner: Kaytie Harding, Horsham

Runner up: Dawn Gracie

Lifetime Achievement

Winner: Mary Passmore, Lancing

Overall Business

Winner: The Hungry Guest, Petworth