Held at The Grand, The Sussex Business Awards saw five hundred of the county’s leading business professionals come together to celebrate business excellence across the region. In taking home ‘Best Place to Entertain’, The Grand was recognised for its ability ‘to deliver unforgettable experiences which leave lasting impressions on clients’.
The hotel has also obtained Gold accreditation from Green Tourism, the largest sustainable certification programme of its kind. The accolade, which is reassessed every two years, highlights that a business has been independently assessed and certified on their level of sustainability.
In achieving Gold standard for the second time, it has been acknowledged that The Grand delivers on a wide range of sustainable practices from working with and supporting local suppliers through to the extensive volunteer work undertaken by hotel staff. In the words of Green Tourism: “Overall another outstanding performance from the team at The Grand.”
The double success concludes an impressive year for the hotel which also saw general manager, Andrew Mosley, named ‘Managing Director of the Year’ at the Brighton and Hove Business Awards. The Grand has also continued to distinguish itself as the premier conference location on the south coast during 2015, hosting a number of high profile events including the Labour Party annual conference and Creative Edge, a new summit which brought together event professionals, including influential corporates, agencies and suppliers to challenge the boundaries of event and technology innovation.
Andrew Mosley, general manager at The Grand, comments: “I am delighted that the hard work of our team has been recognised at the Sussex Business Awards and by Green Tourism. We have had an incredibly successful year and we are committed to delivering the best possible experience for our guests.
“In order to ensure we continue to exceed expectations we will be further enhancing our offering in the New Year as we refurbish the Lounge, Bar and Terrace as well as refreshing our award winning restaurant, GB1. Not only this, but we will also be investing significantly in our back of house operations for the benefit of both our guests and staff.”