Sponsors of the Observer and Gazette Business Awards

COMPANIES can get involved in our popular business awards by becoming a category sponsor.

Wednesday, 4th January 2012, 2:00 pm

We have a significant number of corporate sponsorship opportunities for each category, which has already drawn interest from firms eager to play their part.

The University of Chichester is sponsoring this year’s overall business of the year award category. As one of the event’s key supporters, it has excelled in providing business-focused education which is being delivered through its new School of Enterprise Management and Leadership.

Sandra Coley, business development manager at the university said: “The university has a strong relationship with the business community and we see the Observer awards as a way of reaching out to companies in the area.”

As ever, we are anticipating a strong response from residents and companies across our readership, so don’t miss out on your chance to get involved. You can either nominate a worthy firm or individual, or consider taking up sponsorship, which has proved a powerful marketing tool for previous winners and those involved with the awards.

Categories with sponsors

Overall Business of The Year – sponsored by University Of Chichester

Hospitality Tourism & Leisure – sponsored by Premier Motor Homes

Start-up – sponsored by Spofforths

Medium Business (10-50) – sponsored by Fontwell Park Racecourse and Conference Centre

Manufacturing & Construction – sponsored by Southdown Builders

Lifetime Achievement – sponsored by Whitlocks Estate Agents

Categories without sponsors

Employer of the Year

Employee/Team of the Year

Education and Training

Place to Eat

Young Business Person

Small Business (up to 10)

Large Business (50+)


Going Green


Business Personality

Customer Service

Readers Choice

For sponsorship, entries and tickets for the awards ceremony, contact Jeanette Hockley, group events co-ordinator at [email protected] or JP Events, Unicorn House, 8 Eastgate Square, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 1JN.