Taking place on Thursday 13th April 2017, the Sussex Digital Awards are fast approaching. The finalists have been announced and tickets for the Presentation Evening are now available. Here, Sussex Business Times provides you with all the information you need…

The remaining contenders in each of the categories are now have a shot at claiming Gold, Silver and Bronze awards at the SDA dinner ceremony on April 13 at Pelham House, Lewes.

The Sussex Digital Awards was launched in 2016 to celebrate the online achievements of businesses, charities and schools from across Brighton, East Sussex and West Sussex and in January, SBT joined the Awards as a proud Media Partner. The Sussex Digital Awards follows successful sister schemes in Cambridgeshire, Sussex, Hertfordshire, Kent, Milton Keynes and Surrey.

The winners will be selected by an independent panel of judges from a range of organisations including Sky Sports. Tickets are on sale now and the finalists will compete across 13 categories including “Blog”, “Use of Social Media for Business” and the flagship “Website” classification.

Presenting awards at the Presentation Evening will be SDA Key Supporter Sussex Chamber of Commerce and SBT. Sussex Council of Training Providers, Clare Reeves Voiceovers and Capricorn Media also support the event. Robin Bailey, Chairman of the independent SDA Judging Panel, believes the night will be an “historic moment” in Sussex’s history.

He commented: “Our experience of hosting Digital Awards in six other counties across the south-east tells us to expect a fantastic evening of networking, celebration and best practice sharing. We are extremely excited by the quality and quantity of entries received at the SDAs and April 13 will be extremely competitive. We urge all people who are serious about using digital platforms to progress their business or organisation to attend this event. It’ll be a night to remember.”

The Sussex Digital Awards 2017 Presentation Evening will include an arrival drink, two-course meal and a complimentary third of a bottle of wine person. Mr Bailey, a former BBC presenter, will host the event and it will also feature live entertainment.

Tickets are priced at £62.50 + VAT with a special 10% discount on tables for ten. Tickets can be purchased at www.thedigitalawards.co/sussex/tickets