The 10th Worthing and Adur Business Awards took place last week on 10th November, and we at JSPC are very proud of our involvement, and the business community of the region. As part of the Adur & Worthing Business Partnership (AWBP), a not for profit organisation that is run by local businesses for local businesses, we have helped to ensure that the awards remained just as prestigious under the new management, and welcomed new entrants to represent the diversity and success across the area.
The high calibre of entries was incredibly inspiring. Our judges reviewed so many good news stories of growth, development and environmental responsibility across a range of sectors and from businesses of all sizes.
We were particularly proud that JSPC sponsored the Lifetime Achievement Award, which this year was awarded to Sue Dare MBE, who has been part of the further education community in Sussex for more than 35 years. She held the title of Principal of Northbrook College from November 2009 until March this year and under her guidance it has become England’s third highest performing college. Over the years Sue has also been involved with the Sussex Learning Network, Adur & Worthing Business Partnership and was integral in setting up the Greater Brighton Economic Board.
As well as recognising the contribution of people like Sue and business talent from across the Worthing and Adur region, the awards also raised money for the charity Love Your Hospital. This is a dedicated charity for St Richard’s Hospital in Chichester, Worthing Hospital and Southlands Hospital in Shoreham.
You can find out more about the awards and view a full list of this year’s winners here: https://awbawards.com/2017-winners/