Posted on 8th December 2015
Ridgeview Sussex Business Awards Success
Sussex sparkling wine specialists Ridgeview has won the Small Business Award of the year at the 2015 Sussex Business Awards. The winners of the 27th Sussex Business Awards were announced on the 3rd December at The Grand Hotel, Brighton.
500 of the county’s leading business people were in attendance. Celebrating business excellence across Sussex, the Awards is the longest established scheme of its kind in the county.
This latest accolade for Ridgeview rounds off a fantastic year for the wine producers who are celebrating their 20th Anniversary. Tamara Roberts, CEO said: “It really has been an exceptional year for us in this our 20th Anniversary year and we thank the Sussex Business awards. This is a great acknowledgement of local support in an ever increasing competitive Sussex wine industry.
You can try Ridgeview sparkling wine in many fine restaurants and bars throughout Brighton and the surrounding areas, and at national retailers such as Waitrose and Marks & Spencer
Ridgeview is one of the forerunners in the recent emergence of English sparkling wine. The Roberts family established Ridgeview in 1994 in Ditchling Sussex, solely for the production of sparkling wine from traditional Champagne varieties and methods. In 2010 Ridgeview caught global attention when they received the trophy for the best sparkling wine in the Decanter World Wine Awards, the first time this has ever been awarded to a producer outside of Champagne.
Media requests, images and interviews can be arranged by contacting Astrid Lewis on 07598269842 (firstname.lastname@example.org), Elizabeth Cook (email@example.com) or Mardi Roberts (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Notes for editors: Ridgeview Wine Estate:
"This association was started with a lot of effort from a few local businessmen and has proved to be a very powerful and useful tool for our business. The BHBPA has influence at the top level; when action is needed, the BHBPA gets it done. We are kept in touch with all that is happening on our doorstep and will often act because of what is published in the weekly emails / newsletters."
"The BHBPA is an energetic and vocal organisation that connects and empowers and informs the local business community acting as an effective conduit to local authority and other organisations. We are proud to be part of that community and the association."
""BHBPA is a really well organised and run group, great for networking and benefitting from knowledgeable local speakers with real business insight. Peter brings enthusiasm and humour which helps drive the association forward. I am glad to be part of it.""
"I am delighted to have a long-standing relationship with the BHBPA. Since its foundation the Association has gone from strength to strength and there is no doubt that it has brought huge benefits to its members and the business community as a whole through the partnerships it has formed with the local authorities, Sussex Police and local organisations. It is paramount that Burgess Hill businesses have an effective collective voice."