Cripps boosts the business awards with decision to be headline sponsor

Their commitment highlights the value and significance of the awards to the local business community.

Thanks to the support of Cripps, and other sponsors, the gala evening has become one of the major social and networking gatherings of the year.

Managing Partner, Gavin Tyler, explains why the law firm has chosen to get involved in the awards again.

“We are delighted to be sponsoring the Times Business Awards for a third consecutive year,” said Mr Tyler.

“We have some brilliant businesses in the local area, from large to small, that are dynamic and creative with a keenness to invest so they can grow and expand. 

“Awards such as these are important in ensuring these enterprises are not only recognised, but that their efforts and contributions continue to be rewarded.

“I am extremely passionate about our local business community, having been involved in it all my working life, and want to continue to help build its profile and reputation within the county and beyond.”

Other sponsors who have also signed up includes the Tunbridge Wells branch of the Swedish banking group, Handelsbanken, high-end children’s fashion retailer, Childrensalon, and John Bullock Design, the architectural designer based on the High St.

Why it pays to be a sponsor…

More than 200 finalists and guests enjoyed a night of celebration at the 2018 awards cere­mony, which made it an ideal platform for networking and building new business partnerships. Being involved by sponsoring one of the categories raises the profile of your company and demonstrates a commitment to the business community.

  • Sponsors are guaranteed editorial coverage in both editions of Times Local Newspapers

  • Exposure to over 220 guests from the local business community at the black tie gala awards ceremony.

  • Inclusion within the extensive editorial coverage in SO Magazine.

  • Significant coverage on social media via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


 Pace hots up with entries mounting daily

ENTRIES for the Times Business Awards 2019 are coming in thick and fast, ranging from those who have entered before, to companies that are putting themselves forward for the first time.

The awards provide the ideal platform for local companies who want to raise their profile and shout about the innovation and hard work that has gone into their business.

The glittering black tie gala, where the winners will be announced, will take place on Thursday May 30 at Salomons Estate and is one of the key networking events of the year, with a range of businesses and business leaders already confirming attendance.

If you have entered the awards before, you can still re-enter this year and it’s free.

Every year sees more and more organisations put themselves forward for the first time, but past winners and entrants are just as welcome. Of course, past success is no guarantee you will be successful again and competition can be fierce, but as the old saying goes: you have to be in it to win it.

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