IT’S well understood that achieving sustained business growth isn’t easy.

So it’s vitally important that we continue to celebrate the success of companies that are driving rising demand, increasing employment and generating wealth and prosperity.

The Sussex Super Growth Awards 2018 return for a fourth year to do just that.

The Sussex region is a significant and growing contributor to the national economy with sector strengths in construction, manufacturing, information and communications technology, aviation and professional services.

More than 60,000 active businesses contribute to a regional economy worth over £30 billion, employing more than half a million people.

With the UK’s second largest international airport on its doorstep, a close proximity to the nation’s capital and well-established transport links, Sussex remains a great place for businesses to prosper.

Sussex Super Growth is a collaboration between asb law, Lloyds Bank and Kreston Reeves, with The Argus as a media partner.

The awards produce a unique index of the fastest growing private businesses across the region and celebrates their success at a special breakfast event to be held at The Amex Stadium in March next year.

Unlike traditional business awards, there is no cost involved in participation and companies do not need to apply to be included provided full accounts are filed at Companies House over a four-year accounting period.

This information is assessed against rigorous qualifying criteria to identify the fastest growing companies.

Should your company meet the awards criteria below but has filed abbreviated accounts at Companies House without profit and loss data, you still have an opportunity to be assessed for inclusion in this year’s Awards.

Please send full accounts for your latest available and three preceding financial years to before 5pm on Friday, December 1.

Sussex Super Growth Awards criteria

l Privately owned business, trading and registered in Sussex.

l Growth in turnover measured over a four-year accounting period based on latest full accounts information filed at Companies House as at June 30.

l Minimum turnover of £2 million in base year and positive turnover growth in latest year.

l Profitable growth in the period.

Russell Bell, senior consultant at asb law, said: “Despite the current uncertainties in our economy, there are many companies out there achieving remarkable sustained growth, creating jobs and helping build the national economy.

“Sussex Super Growth gives these businesses the recognition they deserve and the opportunity to join other businesses in celebrating their success.”

Gavin Potter, growth relationship director at Lloyds Gatwick office, said: “With the Super Growth Awards now an established fixture on the Sussex business calendar, we look forward to another successful opportunity to recognise and celebrate the achievements of our most successful fast-growth companies.’’

Paul Roe, partner at Kreston Reeves, said: “Kreston Reeves is proud to be sponsoring the Sussex Super Growth Awards again this year.

“It’s always great to see Sussex businesses doing well and these awards are unique in their ability to pick up fantastic success stories.

“Congratulations to all the finalists, and a special mention to those repeat finalists who are achieving sustained business growth over consecutive years.”

The Sussex Super Growth 2018 Awards will be presented at the Amex Stadium in Brighton on Thursday, 8 March 2018 by the well known broadcaster and business consultant Simon Fanshawe OBE, where all finalists and the fastest-growing company will be announced.

Sponsor profiles:

asb law is an innovative, client-centric, UK law and consultancy firm providing services constructed around its four key values of transparency, certainty, collaboration and innovation.

We have been working with high-growth businesses for over 40 years, helping them to sustain their growth, maximise efficiency and reduce risk.

Whether you are gearing for growth, thinking about preparing your business for sale, or simply need advice and guidance in your day-to-day activities, we can provide flexible and cost-effective legal expertise that fits your needs. We understand the growth journey and tailor our approach to ensure we deliver maximum value – as you define it.

It’s a real testament to success to make the Surrey Super Growth finalist list and asb law is proud to recognise, support and congratulate these businesses.

To start a conversation, please contact Russell Bell on 01293 603637 or email

Kreston Reeves is very proud to have been a founding sponsor of the Super Growth Awards since it launched in Sussex four years ago.

We’re delighted to be supporting the Awards again for 2018.

Congratulations are due to all the finalists this year, those making the shortlist for the first time, with a special commendation to those companies who have achieved consistent growth and therefore have been with us to celebrate this before.

Indeed, Kreston Reeves ourselves have achieved very significant growth in the period of our awards, both through organic growth and a major merger with well-respected colleagues.

We think this has worked well to extend our excellent range of client focused services to the county’s SME businesses.

We are now able to do this from our six offices across Sussex, in Brighton, Chichester, Eastbourne, Gatwick, Horsham and Worthing.

Kreston Reeves advise dynamic organisations, private individuals and families on their business, tax and wealth affairs to help them make confident decisions about the future. We continuously work alongside high growth businesses and understand the challenges that they have to navigate in order to reach and sustain growth.

So, whatever position you attained in this growth list, you should be rightly proud of your achievement.

We have enjoyed meeting and being associated with so many great businesses over the last few years and we look forward to continuing our association well into the future. We look forward to seeing you at the Awards breakfast in March.

For more information about Kreston Reeves please contact Paul Roe on 0330 124 1399

Lloyds remain completely aligned to the Group purpose of ‘Helping Britain Prosper’. We are proud that what we do has a hugely positive impact on the UK economy and we are doing more than ever before to help businesses succeed and grow through digital innovation, the provision of working capital, assistance with exporting and providing a whole suite of value adding products, services and insights.

At the heart of our offering are experienced, locally-based commercial managers who invest time in building close and supportive relationships with our business clients.

Only through understanding a business, it’s future aspirations and the people running it, can we provide the right package of lending, deposit and ancillary services to help it succeed and grow.

Our relationship teams are supported by a range of product specialists covering services including cash management, trade finance, transaction banking, asset finance, receivables finance, acquisition finance, foreign exchange, risk management, life and pensions, credit cards, and card payments.

Lloyds Bank is proud to support the 2018 Sussex Super Growth Awards, which celebrate business success in Sussex. We are delighted that many are already our clients, and congratulate all the finalists.

To find out more about Lloyds Bank and what we can do to help your business, contact Gavin Potter on 07788 185894 or Graham Hollis on 07860 348242.

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