Wave Leisure Trust Limited (Wave), the charitable not-for-profit Trust promoting wellbeing, fitness and healthy lifestyles across East Sussex, is the winner of the ‘Company of the Year’ Award at this year’s Lewes Business Awards.
The prestigious award commends the business which is a not-for-profit social enterprise which has their community and social responsibility as an integral part of their success.
The Lewes District Council sellout-event was attended by over 220 people, including 46 finalists, with 14 trophies, presented by BBC News correspondent, Ben Brown.
Wave works to improve the health and wellbeing across the whole community, whether it be via one of its award winning leisure facilities, through its various outreach projects, or in the partnerships it has built with care homes, local authorities and schools. Wave’s ultimate goal is to find ways to support people to lead active lifestyles; how they want, when they want, where they want.
Other winners included Bluebell Railway Plc, named Culture, Leisure & Tourism, Nathaniel Hepburn of Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft, who is the newly-crowned Businessperson of the Year, Plumpton Racecourse, which won the Best Place to Entertain Clients, and Fundraising Auctions, the 2017 Best Business Growth.
Commenting on this year’s winners Councillor Andy Smith, Leader of Lewes District Council, said: “This award scheme showcases the talent, dedication and sheer drive of business leaders from across the Lewes District. I am truly honoured to be able to highlight their achievements and wish them continued success in the future.”
The event is produced by Midnight Communications.