The Brighton & Hove Food and Drink Festival team won the award for leisure and tourism at the Sussex Business Awards last night [December 2nd] held at the de Vere Grand, Brighton.


Organisers, including Nick Mosley from Brighton Visitor, Paula Seager from Natural PR, Adam Style from Style Accountants and Andrew Kay from Latest7 collected the trophy from Ruth Badger, who was made famous when she participated in The Apprentice tv show.


The festival, now in its ninth year, has grown from strength to strength and now brings £4.1 million into the local economy by attracting thousands of visitors to the city and boosting local food and drink businesses, as well as providing many fun foodie events for the local community to enjoy.


Said Paula Seager, MD of Natural PR, who promotes the festival: “It’s terrific to be recognised for our work on this event, which is run entirely by volunteers and we are all particularly proud of Nick Mosley, our director, who has taken the awards to a new level this past year.”

The team’s Spring Harvest 2012 festival will be in April – seewww.brightonfoodfestival.com for more details.