Adur & Worthing Business Awards WinnerWhen you realise you have been competing against more than 600 nominations and entries, it is, even more, good reason to celebrate three business awards wins. Overall Business of the Year, Large Company of the Year and Young Achiever of the Year.

A glittering black-tie awards event was the highlight of the tenth year of the Adur & Worthing Business Awards.

Steve Cropper, Group Managing Director, said he was so very proud of all his colleagues across the business – “These awards are a win for every person in our team – whether they have been in the company for more than 30 years or they are a new trainee just starting their Gemini career!”.

Steve went on to say “Thank you to all the organisers and sponsors and big congratulations to the finalists and winners for all the categories. It was impressive to see the level of skills and innovation in the area local to The Gemini Print Group head office – great business standards to keep us on our toes”!

2017 has been a major year in the development of The Gemini Print Group – unprecedented levels of investment in new technology, restructuring of the leadership team, further eco standards established and new senior skills focused on excelling at quality standards and unrivalled customer service standards.

Overall Business of the Year – Sponsored by Electronic Temperature Instruments Ltd
This award is the ultimate accolade for all the entrants, and the winner was selected from each of the category winners. The judges looked for the company who has shown the most enterprise, passion and drive in taking their business forward. Dedication and innovation were key to winning this most prestigious award.

Judges said:

“The Gemini Print Group operates in possibly one of the most competitive manufacturing sectors in the world. Yet, it has always remained top of the printing game – offered value for money printed products and services backed by exceptional customer service. Its ability to invest in the latest technology and the business’s exceptional knack for spotting fantastic opportunities has led to The Gemini Print Groups significant expansion and their ongoing success.

Large Business (50+ employees) – Sponsored by Worthing Pier, Southern Pavilion
The judges looked for a business that demonstrates outstanding organisation, exceptional financial returns, strong growth and innovation strategies plus market prowess in its sector. Although based in Adur and Worthing, entrants in this category may have a local, regional, national or international market.

The Judges citation at the awards:

“The future looks incredibly bright for The Gemini Print Group. A secure and solid print expert with an incredibly creative and strategic business team at the helm.

Through a period of significant growth and development, additional print firms came under The Gemini Print Group umbrella, now one of the larges print providers in the South of England with four divisions spanning the whole country.”

Young Achiever – Sponsored by Lancing College Preparatory School at Worthing
Aimed at recognising the outstanding talents of individuals aged 18 to 25 this award looks to highlight young people who have made a real impact in their field of business as either an entrepreneur or within a company. Judges selected Ben Griggs from The Gemini Print Group candidates with enthusiasm, commitment, and the ability to demonstrate results.

The judges summary stated:

“Ben has played a key role in the ever increasing success of his team at The Gemini Print Group with its HQ In Shoreham by Sea. Printing is a tough, fast-paced, competitive manufacturing business that also demands creativity and excellent communications skills which ben has demonstrated over the last four years enabling him to become an outstanding achiever”.

The entry for Ben focused on his progression and changes in roles within the company. His skills changes were initially as a result of an injury, which demanded months of recovery, but more lately have been fueled by excellent customer feedback and his determined ambition to succeed. All his colleagues were delighted to congratulate Ben (who is still recovering from the intensity of the celebrations at the awards ceremony!)