Thank you to our event sponsors

The Uckfield Business Awards couldn’t succeed without the generous support of its sponsors.

Lead Sponsor:

Sponsoring: Business of the Year

CJ Thorne & Co

C J Thorne & Co, founded in 1939, is a third-generation Uckfield based family firm of civil engineering contractors undertaking contracts throughout the South-East. The company specialises in projects for local authorities, utilities, and large industrial companies. Within the local community, C. J. Thorne & Co. support many good causes, including the Rotary Club Christmas Tree, the Uckfield Community Fridge, and the Uckfield Business Awards.

Category Sponsors:

Sponsoring: Small Business of the Year

Lawson Commercial

Lawson Commercial is an independent family partnership specialising in commercial estate agency, professional services, and commercial property management in Sussex / Wealden. The business was established in 1988 and has over 30 years’ experience of the local market.

Sponsoring: Best New Business

Dawson Hart

Dawson Hart lawyers have been recruited both for their technical knowledge in their chosen area and for their communication skills, so that clients are assured of the best legal service, with a personal and approachable touch.

Sponsoring: Young Employee Award

Carvills Furnishings

Carvills Furnishings offer beyond the ordinary. They craft extraordinary spaces. Whether you’re drawn to timeless elegance, contemporary chic, or a personalised blend, their passionate team can guide you every step of the way. You’ll find Carvills’ friendly welcome within their store in the heart of Uckfield’s high street.

Sponsoring: Best Rural Business

Uckfield Chiropractic Clinic

Uckfield Chiropractic Clinics are committed to improving your alignment and relieving your pain using the true principles of Chiropractic care.

Sponsoring: Best Place to Eat & Meet

Rix & Kay

Rix & Kay Solicitors is a full-service law firm (other than crime!) that has five offices spread over Kent and Sussex with its headquarters in the heart of Uckfield. Their mission statement is to be the principal source of legal advice for businesses, entrepreneurs and individuals in the South-East, making law as easy as they can for their clients. 

Sponsoring: Sole Trader of the Year

Crusader Leasing

Crusader Leasing specialises in supplying new vans and cars on finance for both business and personal customers, as well as sourcing finance for any asset purchase for your business. Celebrating our 20th year in business and our 10th year operating from our premises in Buxted, we take a personal, consultative approach to your vehicle and asset requirements, simplifying the options and removing the jargon to get you into the right vehicle and finance package for your needs. As a one stop shop, we can do it all for you including sourcing the vehicle, organising the finance, fitting the accessories and delivering to your door, all with the minimum of hassle for you.

Sponsoring: Retailer of the Year

Simmons Gainsford

Chartered Accountants and Business Advisors for over 70 years. Based in Uckfield, they offer expert advice on: Accounts & Audit, Strategic & Financial Planning, Tax Mitigation & Planning, Assurance & Compliance, Inward & Outward Investment, Corporate, Financial & Business Consultancy, Payroll and Business Outsourcing & Bookkeeping.

Sponsoring: Contribution to the Community


Youbiquity are a digitally focused marketing agency, specialising in supporting small to medium size businesses with planning, deployment and management of effective creative marketing services that deliver results. They offer clients full digital strategies, not just websites; the full range of digital marketing services, underpinned by (and tailored towards) a deep understanding of your business, your audience, and your objectives.

Sponsoring: Customer Service Award

Specsavers Uckfield

Arguably the UK’s largest optician with a store on Uckfield high street. They offer eye tests and hearing tests and can offer home visits too. A wide range of glasses available, including designer frames and sunglasses, plus a range of contact lenses.

Sponsoring: Wellbeing in the Workplace

Pheonix Health Hub

Phoenix Health Hub offers classes and treatments to help individuals and communities achieve greater wellbeing. Pheonix Health Hub have a huge range of classes available to book each week including Yoga, Mat Pilates, Gong Baths and Meditation.

Sponsoring: Business Personality of the Year

East Sussex National

Set amongst 1100 acres of lush green English countryside, the East Sussex National Resort provides the perfect retreat for both business and leisure travellers alike.

Ideally situated near Brighton, Gatwick Airport, and offering easy access into central London, the hotel functions as both a quiet haven and a base from which to embark on bustling city adventures.

Sponsoring: Best Green Business

CPJ Field & Co Ltd

CPJ Field & Co Ltd is one of the South East’s leading funeral directors and a family business with over 325 years of experience. The Company operates 38 funeral homes under regional business names united in the commitment to provide the very best service to all their clients. The business is owned and managed by the Field family; the family ethos runs throughout all that they do.

Sponsoring: Investment in People Award

Parfitt Cresswell

Parfitt Cresswell is a regional law firm established in 1908 with offices across the South East of England offering expert legal advice with a personal touch.

Sponsoring: Best Family Business

Dowling Business Mentor

Chris Dowling is a business consultant and business mentor based in Uckfield, East Sussex.

Chris works with all types of businesses: small and family businesses, SMEs, established businesses and start-ups. Clients come from a range of sectors across the economy, including manufacturers, professional services and trade services.

Sponsoring: Best Family Business

Bex Photo

Bex Maini is a professional photographer specialising in storytelling photography; providing a complete wrap-around visual brand image solution. She will work with you to create a bespoke, on-brand portfolio of images that will capture your personality and enhance your tone of language as a business, whilst creating an empathy, curiosity and interest from anyone you choose to share it with.

Sponsoring: Lifetime Achievement Award


Team4Solutions are a local bookkeeping & payroll bureau, with all the skills required to run your full accounts department or just one element of it including admin, bookkeeping, payroll, CIS, VAT, credit control and management accounts. They are experienced and certified for all the major software packages including Sage, Xero and Quickbooks.