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16 year old blacksmith wins £50k prize

Henry Rogers of Sackville School, aged just 16, wowed the judges and audience of 250 at Lingfield Park Marriott Hotel with his blacksmith business ‘Hot Iron’. Henry walked away with a prize fund of £50k worth of products and services, all donated by some 36 local and national business sponsors to set him off on… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Voting Opens for Sussex Food & Drink Awards

Nicholas Soames MP opened public voting for finalists in the Sussex Food & Drink Awards 2013/14 at the South of England Show VIP opening breakfast hosted by Penelope Keith CBE DL [June 6]. The 68 finalists in this year’s awards were nominated by the public and assessed by an expert panel of judges along with… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Jiving Jason!

It seems that I will putting on my dancing shoes this summer as I have been ‘volunteered’ to join the Metropole’s fantastic Midsummer Ball as one of the “Local Celebrity Dancers”. The event is a bit like Strictly Come Dancing where local business people (the ones that seem to be at every event in Sussex)… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Sussex Food & Drink Winners

Celebrations were in full flow last week at this year’s sell-out spectacular Sussex Food & Drink Awards ceremony, where eight of Sussex’s top food and drink producers were hailed as local heroes and received their trophies at the American Express Community Stadium. Over 350 leaders in the food, drink and farming industries gathered for what… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Get mentored by a dragon

Local Business accelerators is a major initiative by the regional press industry, fronted by the Dragons Den’s Deborah Meadon, designed to demonstrate how local and regional newspapers can act for the benefit of the local business community.  In 2011, its inaugral year and again this year the campaign is recognised by high profile figures who… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

White Ribbon Campaign 2012

Lewes District have been awarded White Ribbon status as part of a national campaign aimed at eliminating Domestic Abuse against women, this runs between the 25th November and the 10th December 2012. Lewes District will be running set piece events across the district during this period. Local businesses and sports clubs are also supporting the… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Blowing Up Parking Meters

The following is forwarded from the Sussex Police Website for your information:- Police are warning those who damage parking meters in Lewes are putting people’s lives at risk – after two were blown up in the town overnight. A pay and display machine in Phoenix Place and another in Friars Walk, Lewes, both had fireworks… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Which law firms have the best client service in England & Wales?

The outstanding achievements of the legal profession were celebrated by the Law Society at a prestigious black tie ceremony in London last night (18th October 2012). Around 600 people from the legal profession attended a presentation ceremony at Old Billingsgate which was hosted by the President of the Law Society Lucy Scott-Moncrieff and BBC Broadcaster… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Helping Young Start-up Talent in the Gatwick Diamond

The Young Start-up Talent entrepreneurial initiative launched for the third year at Broadfield Stadium where some 40 local businesses, Henry Smith MP and heads of local sixth forms met to celebrate the launch of the popular entrepreneurial project where the winner receives a prize fund worth over £50,000 worth of products and services and aims… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Succulent, Seasonal, Seven-course Banquet for Sussex

As proud sponsors and judges of the Sussex Food and Drink Awards we have some exciting news for you. Head Chef at the American Express Community Stadium, Dave Crawford, has risen to the challenge of developing a feast fit to be served at the Sussex culinary event of the year, when his tantalising menu was… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)