BOGNOR businesses came up trumps at this year’s Arun Business Awards.
The Aldingbourne Trust took the Overall Business of the Year award, the Marketing and Promotion award and also took the Disability Awareness gong for it’s Work Aid programme.
Michelle McKinley Bell, trusts enterprise and development manager, said: “Wow! What a way to celebrate our 35th anniversary!
“We are so pleased to have won these awards and slightly stunned to have been selected overall Business of the Year as there are over 40 other strong businesses within partnership, many of which would have been worthy winners.
“The trust’s ethos is to work closely with local businesses and organisations within the community and support adults with learning disabilities to find employment and live independently; this year in particular we have stepped up our marketing with a view to raise awareness locally in relation to the trust’s work.”
And the trust wasn’t the only business to take home awards – The Beachcroft Hotel in Felpham got the Employee of the Year award, for James Brown, and the Business Person of the Year award, owner Robert Warham. Frame of Mind took awards for Customer Care and Wellbeing in the Workplace.
Felpham newcomers Bay Tree Estates got the New Business of the Year award, and the Green Business of the Year went to the Old Chapel Forge.
Business in Education went to Johnathan McCormick and Parker Hannifin.
Spofforths won the award for Commitment to the Arun Business Partnership.
Business of the Year for up to five employees went to Heaps of PCs and the award for the business with more than ten employees went to Sovereign Rotating Machinery.
Littlehampton firms, Mark Northeast Food Design, Pro Coaching Football Academy, Kiddie Coupons and Bah Humbug also won awards.