You voted. They won!

Last month, we at Here & Now ensconced ourselves front and centre at Worthing Pier’s Southern Pavilion and had a fabulous time at the latest Sunny Worthing Awards. Compered this year by Bob Smytherman, the awards recognise business and community organisations within Worthing and are organised by Colm Sweet and the team of Sunny Worthing volunteers.

Here & Now sponsored the Sunniest Worthing Event and we were thrilled to present the award to winners Worthing Pride.

Worthing Event Winner Worthing Pride, Sponsored by Here & Now Media

Worthing Event Winner Worthing Pride, Sponsored by Here & Now Media

Founder Colm Sweet says, “Like many of you, I moved to Worthing a few years ago and now call it home. Like all of you, I am determined to make Worthing a more fun and dynamic place for me to live and my children to grow up in.

“This year I’m delighted to see so many new faces at these awards. Part of this cultural boost is the work done by Worthing Community Chest in supporting grass roots projects, and Here & Now magazine as a breath of fresh air in publishing listings and promoting events and local businesses. These awards are turbo-powered due to the support of both of these organisations and I am hugely thankful for their support this year.”

This year’s awards were sponsored by Worthing Community Chest, whose chair Karl Allison says, “We were really pleased to be a part of such a great night! The spirit of these awards tells us so much about what’s happening in Worthing right now. New ideas, new businesses, new initiatives. Can we do it again next year please?”

Congratulations to all nominees and winners!

 

Independent Retailer Winner Sewsilver, Sponsored by St. George's School of English

Independent Retailer Winner Sewsilver, Sponsored by St. George’s School of English

Leisure, Sports & Tourism Winner St. George's School of English, Sponsored by Glendale Theatre Arts School

Leisure, Sports & Tourism Winner St. George’s School of English, Sponsored by Glendale Theatre Arts School

Independent Cafe Winner Coast, Sponsored by Smart Choice Electrical & Contracting

Independent Cafe Winner Coast, Sponsored by Smart Choice Electrical & Contracting

Independent Restaurant Winner Crabshack, Sponsored by Stephanie Leigh

Independent Restaurant Winner Crabshack, Sponsored by Stephanie Leigh

Bar/Venue Winner Brooksteed Alehouse, Sponsored by Inspired By The Sea

Bar/Venue Winner Brooksteed Alehouse, Sponsored by Inspired By The Sea

Arts & Crafts Winner The Little Craftery, Sponsored by Worthing WOW

Arts & Crafts Winner The Little Craftery, Sponsored by Worthing WOW

 

People's Choice Winner The Shelley Care Home, Sponsored by The Libertine

People’s Choice Winner The Shelley Care Home, Sponsored by The Libertine

Grass Roots Project Winner Plastic Free Worthing, Sponsored by Worthing Community Chest

Grass Roots Project Winner Plastic Free Worthing, Sponsored by Worthing Community Chest

New Business Winner V Bab, Sponsored by The Georgi Finn

New Business Winner V Bab, Sponsored by The Georgi Finn

Service Sector Business Winner Kala Beauty, Sponsored by Sewsilver

Service Sector Business Winner Kala Beauty, Sponsored by Sewsilver

Community Project Winner Save Our Schools, Sponsored by Coast

Community Project Winner Save Our Schools, Sponsored by Coast

Children's Development Winner Worthing Sling Library, Sponsored by Art-Ful

Children’s Development Winner Worthing Sling Library, Sponsored by Art-Ful

Panel's Choice Winner Community House, Sponsored by Worthing Pier's Southern Pavilion

Panel’s Choice Winner Community House, Sponsored by Worthing Pier’s Southern Pavilion

Colm Sweet, Sunny Worthing

Colm Sweet, Sunny Worthing

Pete and Hannah from Across the Sea provided music, sponsored by Lemon Fizz.

Luke supplied the sound.

Ed Watts photography, sponsored by CrabShack.

Subway EPS, provided the framed certificates.

Studio Freer created the trophies.

A collection on the night raised an amazing £300 for Superstar Arts.