Posted on 27th March 2019
Bio-Productions finalists in two Gatwick Diamond Business Awards
Ten members of the Bio-Productions team attended the 2019 Gatwick Diamond Business Awards on Thursday 21st March at the Effingham Park Hotel.
The company, led by MD and local business advocate Angela Gill, were in the final three in both the Manufacturer of the Year and the Employer of the Year categories.
With 45,000 businesses and £24 billion GDP the Gatwick Diamond is one of the strongest regional economies in the UK. It is also home to London Gatwick Airport, the busiest point to point airport in Europe. GDB represents 5,000 local businesses with over 20,000 employees. The annual Awards celebrate innovation and inspiration by companies who have made a significant contribution to the region, recognised as one of the hothouse economies in the UK. The winners were presented their awards by former Eastenders’ star Shaun Williamson at the 11th Gatwick Diamond Business Awards dinner.
Bio-Productions formulates, tests and makes a range of award-winning, environmentally-friendly, industrial cleaning products which are exported around the world. In December 2014 a management buyout by three employees which has led to both UK and international success.
MD Angela Gill is a member of the Burgess Hill Business Parks Steering Group and has spoken at a variety of business events on the important role of women in business. The company employs 37 local staff – who the management team regards as an extended family. Angela was delighted to have received recognition in two categories, “The credit must go to our entire team here in Burgess Hill. Together we have made the last five years the best in the company’s history. We believe in putting the customers first – but alongside that enjoy having fun, contributing to the community and being ambassadors for Sussex business.”
As a local employer and leading Sussex exporter with domestic and overseas contracts locked in place for the foreseeable future, Bio-Productions is making a £4 million pa contribution to the UK economy.
"As MP for Mid Sussex I believe passionately in the importance of a vibrant local business community in order to create and sustain fantastic opportunities that enable people to meet their responsibilities, prosper and fulfil their potential. I am committed to collaborating with BHBPA and others to be an effective collective voice for Burgess Hill."
"The BHBPA is a fantastic hub for our business community to get together and catch up, discuss important local issues and connect new and interesting enterprises."
"“Sutton Winson have been members of the BHBPA for around 7 years. We have found it a great way to keep in touch with Burgess Hill businesses and to meet with likeminded people. It’s not just another “networking” group, as it tackles the real issues and gets things done”"
"The BHBPA is the most effective and dynamic business organisation I have ever worked with in over 30 years in Local Government. It has a very active and large membership whose points of view are taken seriously by all government structures. Peter Liddell does an excellent job in providing unique and enjoyable networking opportunities where members interact and discuss points of mutual interest. It provides a forum for businesses to discuss common issues, to share experiences and to play a powerful and meaningful role in the Burgess Hill community. The BHBPA provides important and credible support for all its members and ensures that their best interests are represented where necessary. "