BUSINESS AWARDS 2015: Fontwell looks to reward hard work

Fontwell Park Racecourse
Fontwell Park Racecourse

REWARDING ‘hard work and dedication’ is vital for all businesses.

Fontwell Park is on board with the Observer and Gazette Business Awards and is sponsoring the hospitality, tourism and leisure category.

Simon Williams, executive director at Fontwell Park Racecourse, said: “At Fontwell Park we believe that hard work and dedication should be rewarded and achievements should be celebrated.

“Whether it’s a financial reward for a prize-winning racehorse owner, or recognition to local businesses who work hard day in, day out.

“With so many local businesses around, it can be difficult to stand out. Therefore those companies that do, deserve to be recognised for it.

“We know what it’s like to be so caught up in the day-to-day graft, that it often feels impossible to stand back and look at what you have achieved as a business. This is our way of helping local companies to do that.”

As a major local business, Fontwell has invested quite heavily in its facilities over the past few years and offers meeting spaces to local businesses.

Its Premier Grandstand was completed in 2010 with conferences and meetings in mind.

It is capable of hosting up to 400 guests for business events, with free unlimited parking and free wifi.

It has also enjoyed its own award successes lately, with Fontwell recently named Small Racecourse of the Year in the South East by the Racegoers Club.

It has been described as the ‘right location to do business’, for event organisers requiring a venue with ‘character and versatility’.

The awards night is on April 10 and nominations close on March 6. If you know a business that should be nominated, go to to enter.

Visit the event’s Facebook page to find out more and follow the hashtag #GObiz15 on Twitter.