Award Sponsors

We are grateful to our sponsors who enable the event to be free of charge to everyone invited to attend

Gatwick Airport – Headline Sponsor

Over a third of Gatwick staff call Crawley and Horley home. Pre-pandemic, they helped the airport to deliver a world-class passenger experience, welcoming over 46 million passengers a year as they flew out to more than 230 destinations in 74 countries. While it’s no secret the past couple of years have been incredibly challenging for Gatwick, our staff and the aviation industry as a whole, we are all incredibly excited to start welcoming passengers back in significant numbers once more, having recently reopened our South Terminal and seeing between 600 – 700 aircraft movements a day since. Despite the challenges and uncertainties we have faced, the one thing that has remained consistent is the manner in which our staff have continued to be fantastic ambassadors not only for Gatwick, but for Crawley and the wider region. Simply put, without the support of local people, Gatwick would not be the airport it is today. 

CITB – Education Category

CITB is delighted to be sponsoring the Education category at this event and wish all finalists luck. CITB is dedicated to ensuring the construction workforce has the right skills for now and the future based on our three strategic priorities – careers, standards and qualifications, and training and development. Construction accounts for 2.6 million jobs in the UK with 224,000 new jobs being created over the next five years. So, when you’re thinking about career options, think construction.

Why not undertake apprenticeships? You are employed and will earn while you learn, so you can gain an industry specific qualification without needing a student loan. You’re employed full-time (usually between 30-40 hours per week), which includes the time spent with your training provider.

Visit our portal at provides a ‘one stop shop’ for anyone considering a career in the industry as well as providing tools, resources and content for teachers, careers advisors and construction ambassadors.

TALENTVIEW CONSTRUCTION is an early careers initiative backed by employers, construction and FE groups. It helps new entrants find work experience, apprenticeships as well as first jobs on the sector- a fantastic portal to attract the next generation of construction talent! For more information, please click on the following link

County Mall – Community Group Category

A local shopping destination for the past 30 years, County Mall, Crawley welcomes millions of customers through its doors every year offering over 75 retail and dining options to the local community.

“Everyone who visits County Mall has an important story to tell in the local community and because of this the shopping centre is proud to be sponsoring the Community Group category.”

“We understand the trials and tribulations that members of the community who are working tirelessly in, and part of community groups; these are a vital step to help give those the confidence not to suffer alone and to engage with like-minded people. It’s our absolute privilege to be supporting this award and presenting to a well deserving group.”

Crawley Town Centre BID – Charity Category

Crawley Town Centre Business Improvement District (BID) is a not-for-profit organisation, working with businesses in the town centre with the aim to create a thriving town centre through collaboration.

Established in 2020 by ballot of all businesses in the area, it has been operational since June 2021 working hard to deliver on the four main area of the BID’s business plan; from improving the safety of people working and visiting the town centre to enlivening it with high-quality events, fun family entertainment and organising meetings to bring businesses together, helping Crawley town centre to become a place where people want to be!

We are supporting the Crawley Community Awards so that we can help to recognise the amazing work that may local charities and organisations do and highlight what a kind and generous town Crawley really is.

Project Centre – Group Achievement Category

Project Centre, part of Marston Holdings, is a design, engineering and landscape architecture consultancy whose highly talented people are passionate about creating places that are attractive, innovative, sustainable and safe.

Led by a forward-thinking management team we work together in multi-disciplinary teams that provide services that are well thought-out and sustainable. Our approach to integrated design has produced award winning results that have won international recognition. Recognising that our strength is the people we employ, we are committed to equality of opportunity and employment, providing a workplace free of discrimination, and are proud to be an Investors in People Champion.

Our award-winning team of Civil Engineers and Landscape Architects provides clients and communities with sustainable highway, Landscaping and urban design proposals in a variety of scales and typographies.  Our focus is on bringing high quality, thoughtful and meaningful design to all projects as well as addressing environmental, social and economic relationships between people and places.

We have extensive experience of designing for tomorrow’s needs to improve connectivity, sustainability, and accessibility. We are rethinking the way that people travel and are experts in the design and development of innovative, sustainable and award-winning neighbourhoods, urban and highway schemes that support the objectives of local authority the people they serve.

We are currently assisting Crawley Borough Council under our existing Partnering Agreement to deliver their Growth Programme. Recently we have completed Queensway Regeneration and we are currently working with Crawley BC and WSCC on the development of Crawley Station Gateway Regeneration scheme.

We are excited about playing a part in the future of Crawley.”

K2 Everyone Active – Sports Person Category

Crawley Borough Council – Local Hero Category

Crawley Borough Council is urging residents to get their nominations in for next year’s Community Awards. The council is organising the 2022 event and partnering with the Observer and The Hawth to run the awards for the seventh consecutive year.

The awards demonstrate just one way the council supports the charity and voluntary sector in the town.

The council also gives out grants, offers professional support and councillors work in their wards to help develop projects supporting local needs.

For more details visit

The Hawth – Performing Arts Category

After more than 30 years at the heart of the community in Crawley, The Hawth has hosted thousands of community events and has experienced firsthand the hard work of many local people in that time. Therefore it is an honour for us to work with Crawley Borough Council and Crawley Observer to recognise and reward our community heroes.
The Hawth offers a diverse programme of top quality arts and entertainment throughout the year. It’s always been part of our philosophy to encourage participation in the arts and there are opportunities to get involved in everything from dance, theatre, music, art and creative writing amongst many other activities taking place at the venue.

Every event at The Hawth relies on the support of the community to succeed. Whether it’s those who attend the vibrant, fun-packed festivals featuring local performers or the children from the area taking to the stage in our record-breaking pantomime. Then there are the dedicated Friends volunteers who give up their time to welcome our customers, the Audio Description team who assist our blind and partially sighted patrons and the local groups who use the venue to put on their own shows. The Hawth is proof that hard work, dedication and passion pays off.

Congratulations to all those who have been nominated, well done to the winners and a huge thank you to all of you for attending this very special celebration.                    Box Office : 01293 553636

Crawley Observer – Sports Team Category

The Crawley Observer are delighted to be working with Crawley Borough Council and The Hawth again this year to bring you the Crawley Community Awards 2022. As the only local newspaper in Crawley, we will be printing information for nominators, telling you a bit about the event supporters and will be creating a post event picture special to be incuded in the Crawley Observer. Good luck to all nominees and our thanks to those who take the time to make nominations.