Staff at an arts centre are celebrating after scooping an award.

Ropetackle Arts Centre in Shoreham won the hospitality, tourism and leisure category at the Adur and Worthing Business Awards at the Pavilion Theatre, Worthing.

The venue was nominated for the category, which was sponsored by Adur and Worthing Councils, for the second year running.

The announcement of Ropetackle as the winner was greeted by effusive cheers from the 400 attendees at the ceremony as Ropetackle chairman Martin Allen, artistic director Anne Hodgson, centre manager Mark Phillips, and marketing manager Nicky Thornton took to the stage to receive the award.

“It is hugely gratifying to receive such recognition not only for the excellence of Ropetackle’s artistic programme, but for its value to the community and to the local economy,” said Mr Allen.

“Thanks must go to our outstanding management team, our amazing staff and our 80 dedicated volunteers for what they have achieved.”