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Observer & Gazette Business Awards 2017

Launch of the Observer & Gazette Business Awards

The University of Chichester is again the headline sponsor of the Observer and Gazette Business Awards which celebrate the very best in business in the area.

The awards will start with a Q&A session on Wednesday 25 January 2017 at the University’s Bishop Otter campus in Chichester.

This free event will give attendees the chance to meet the judges and hear some of last year’s winners and sponsors talk about their experience and the benefits it has brought to their businesses. 

Attendees will also be able to ask questions and get a head start with some valuable hints and tips to help make them a strong award entry.

Mr Gareth Sear, the University of Chichester's Business Start Up Manager, will be hosting the a ten-minute presentation on top tips for a quality application and how to make the most of the awards.

The event will provide a useful introduction for any business considering entering and, of course, it's a great networking opportunity.
Sandra Coley, Head of Employer Engagement
Entries and categories

The 2017 Observer & Gazette Business Awards Q&A and networking event schedule:

  • 5:30pm - Refreshments & Networking
  • 6pm - Welcome address by University of Chichester
  • 6:15pm - Presentation by Chichester Chamber of Commerce & Industry explaining how and why entering the awards could benefit your business - followed by a Q&A session.
Book your place

The event will be held at the University’s Bishop Otter Campus, College Lane, Chichester, PO19 6PE, from 5:30pm to 7pm on Wednesday 25 January 2017.

To book please contact Zelda Reeves of JP South Events at

Find out more

To find out more about the Business Awards, including the full list of award categories and entry criteria, visit the website.

The University of Chichester has been headline sponsor for the Observer and Gazette Business Awards since 2010.

The University is a keen supporter of local businesses and the awards are a great platform to recognise, reward and celebrate all the successful businesses and professional individuals in the area.

Find out more about how the University supports local business.

Chichester Observer Business Awards 2017

The Observer & Gazette Business Awards were held at the Hilton Avisford Park Hotel in Arundel in March.

Judging was undertaken by a panel of judges representing the business community and the Chichester Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Krowmark were crowned Overall Business of the Year as well as the winner of the Customer Service Award. 

For a summary of the event, please see the full article

It’s a great opportunity to differentiate yourself from your competitors, as well as raising morale and motivating your staff.
Emma Shepherd, Business Development Manager at Creations Hair and Beauty in Chichester and a past Award winner