Chandlers Building Supplies is one of the Sussex businesses in the running to scoop the Company of the Year award.

The Sussex Business Awards will take place at The Grand Brighton on 29 November.

Chandlers was also recognised with a Sussex Super Growth Award earlier in the year and was listed in the London Stock Exchange group list as one of the country’s ‘Top 1000 companies to Inspire Britain’ – that celebrates the fastest-growing and most dynamic small and medium-sized enterprises in the UK.

In 2018, its 25th year, Chandlers also reported an increase in turnover of just under 20% on the previous financial year, with an 18% growth in net profit, and it has grown its staff numbers by a third over the last year.

Managing Director Andrew Cope said: “It’s great to be a finalist.

“Being recognised for our achievements, in the year that we are also celebrating our 25th anniversary, is another great boost to the teams at all our branches.”