STAND-UP comedian and best-selling author Ian Moore will be the MC for the 29th annual Sussex Business Awards at The Grand Brighton.

Celebrating business excellence across Sussex, this is the longest established regional award scheme of its kind in the country and is widely regarded as the biggest business night of the year.

This year it is taking place on Thursday November 30.

The awards night has a tradition of attracting high profile presenters including Live at the Apollo’s Simon Evans; star of Channel 4’s The Chase, Paul Sinha and Countdown’s Rachel Riley – amongst others.

Ian, who grew up in Sussex, has achieved great success on the London and National circuits and is a regular headliner at London’s famous Comedy Store.

Almost single-handedly leading the resurgence of all things mod, with publishing successes A La Mod and C’est Modnifique,

Ian splits his time between living in the South of France with his family and jet-setting back and forth to the UK.

He is a regular on BBC 5 Live’s Fighting Talk and BT Sport’s The Football’s On and an experienced after-dinner speaker.

There are still a few tickets left for the evening and can be purchased online at

Tickets cost £90 each (plus VAT) or £850 (plus VAT) for a table of ten.

This includes drinks reception, three course meal, and two bottles of wine on each table, as well as entertainment and dancing.

This year’s sponsors include Mazars, Vantage Professional Risks, Morgan Sindall, HSBC, Legal and General, HARE Digital, University of Sussex, The Goodall Foundation, Sussex Innovation Centre, Sussex Chamber of Commerce, Coffin Mew, The Argus, Heart FM and Title Sussex.

The Argus is a media sponsor.

Editor Arron Hendy said: “We are delighted to be closely involved with these awards.”