Arun Business of the Year Awards

Please note, this page is an archive of the 2017 awards. For all the latest information please visit the Arun Business Partnership website.


Yes, it’s that time again! It’s your chance to show the world how good your company is and to receive the recognition of your business colleagues.

Are you proud of your company? Isn’t it time to show your customers that they are dealing with a quality company that has been recognised by fellow business colleagues and the community? Have you been impressed by the service and qualities offered by a local company and want to say a very public “well done?” Well, the time is here!

Nominations are now being invited for the Arun Business Partnership Business of the Year Awards on Thursday 16th November 2017. Scroll down to see the 2017 Awards Categories. There’s plenty, that’s to make sure everyone who wants to has a chance to enter and we’ve added some new categories this year.

Who organises the awards?

Arun Business Partnership, supported by Arun District Council’s Economic Development Unit. The Partnership represents the interests of businesses across Arun District and meetings regularly attract over 70 businesses.

Who sponsors the Awards?

This year our headline sponsors are Rolls Royce Motor Cars and our Media Partner is The Bognor Regis Post. Equally important is that each individual Award category is sponsored by a local company.

Why should I enter?

Winning an Award can make a massive difference to your business! Just being nominated brings positive publicity for your company. Winning an Award can give you the edge over your competitors and is a great boost for staff morale. And, it’s free to enter!

Who can nominate?

Anyone! You can nominate your own company or be nominated by a fellow company or customer. The only criteria is that you must be a business with an address in the Arun District.

How do I enter?

Entry couldn’t be easier – simply click on the category you want to enter and complete the nomination form. To enter in more than one category, complete one form per entry. When you’ve done that email them back to us.

 Remember to include as many details as possible and try and relate your nomination to the category you have chosen. In the past we’ve had such a great response that we’ve had to restrict the size of entries so make sure you choose your words carefully and if possible send us pictures.

When is the closing date?

The closing date for nominations is 11.59 p.m. on 22nd October 2017  so, don’t delay – do it today!

What do the winners receive?

Winners will receive an engraved trophy to let all your customers know about your success along with a piece of engraved glassware which is yours to keep forever!  

What are the categories?

Who are the judges?

The judging panel is made up of the local businesses that sponsor each category so you really are being judged by your peers.

How do I get tickets for the Event?

Tickets are free but are limited and are on a first come, first served basis to businesses. Just email

How do I find out more about Arun Business Partnership?

The Partnership meets regularly and attracts around 70 to 80 local companies to each meeting. The meetings are usually held between 5.30pm and 7.30pm and provide an excellent opportunity to network and do business! For more information, please contact Miriam Nicholls at Arun District Council on 01903 737845