We had a wonderful time at The Grand Hotel in Brighton where The 2011 Sussex Business Awards and Brighton & Hove Business Awards were presented during an evening of entertainment, food and a fair amount of wine. It was a black tie do, so all local business bods were there in their pomp. What a sight to behold!
And Green Mop were very lucky to have been shortlisted for a BAHBA this year. For the Responsible Business Award. Also on the shortlist were Brighton and Hove’s legendary Infinity Foods, a co-operative that has been doing business responsibly in our city and beyond for 40 years. Thanks to the BAHBAs organisers (Midnight Communications), I got to spend a freezing afternoon on the pier with Dexter from Infinity Foods bouncing up and down on a trampolene whilst the lovely chaps from Fatsand Productions filmed us. The other shortlister didn’t come to the filming, but Dexter and I and the Fatsand team had great (and exhausting) fun.
I thought it would be Dexter and Infinity Foods that would win the award, in the year that they celebrate their 40th birthday, a magnificent achievement. But, I was wrong, the other shortlister, and the winner, was Jury’s Inn. So huge congratulations to them.