TODAY we continue our search for the winners of the Argus Community Awards 2018.

The deadline for entries is Monday so there is still time to put in your applications.

Today we turn the spotlight on The Argus Achievement Award, sponsored by Domestic and General and voted for by Argus readers.

Its call centre has been refurbished at a cost of £1.4 million. Domestic and General, an appliance and repair specialist, employs more than 730 staff at the office in Queen Square, Brighton. D&G is one of the city’s biggest private sector employers. Its investment in Brighton follows a recent refurbishment of the company’s Nottingham call centre, which was completed earlier this year.

Alex Marples, site director, said: “We are delighted to be investing in our people and in Brighton. We take great pride in being one of the largest employers in Brighton and look forward to opening our doors to more local talent as we grow our business.”

Earlier this year, more than 100 staff hosted a Sport Relief fundraiser. It was the 12th consecutive year D&G’s team had voluntarily contributed.

Alex said he is determined to ensure the company has a high profile in Brighton and Hove, hence his support of these awards. He said: “We are delighted to be involved in the awards. They are a great way of honouring the very best of our wonderful and vibrant communities.”

Already nominated by staff is a craft enthusiast helping keep the homeless warm this winter. Victoria Nangle, 46, from Brighton, is knitting hats over the festive period. Once finished they will be donated to Project Antifreeze, a charity that provides life-saving support for the city’s homeless. She said: “I was walking home one day and it was horribly cold. I was walking past doorways full of people.

“So I went home and grabbed a handful of the hats I’d made, then I went up to people living on the streets and asked them if they would like a handmade hat.”