Representatives from some of the City’s leading firms gathered yesterday, Thursday 9 July, to determine the shortlist for the tenth Brighton and Hove Business Awards – the BAHBAs.

They have come together to create a competition which acknowledges the diversity and uniqueness of Brighton and celebrates those companies, organisations and individuals who really build the Brighton brand.

Sponsors who judged on the day included representatives from Allied Irish Bank, Aspect 8, Boxharry, Brighton and Hove City Cabs, Cardens Accountants, Classic Consulting, Gemini Print, Graves Jenkins, Martin Searle Solicitors, Robinson Low Francis, Yelo Architects, Title Sussex, Juice 107.2FM, Chamber of Commerce, Brighton & Hove City Council, Brilliant Brighton, Brighton Business Curry Club and Brighton & Hove Tourism Alliance.

The meeting was chaired by the editor of The Argus, Mike Gilson who commented: “I am delighted to be chairing this year’s awards.

“The standard of entries from across the City have been very high, illustrating that our local businesses are keener than ever to promote themselves and gain the recognition they deserve.”

The shortlist will be revealed in The Argus on Tuesday 21 July.