The Great Sussex Bath Race Winners June 2016
22nd June 2016
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Fifteen business teams from Sussex competed in the 4th annual "Great Sussex Bath Race" at a private lake near Chichester at the weekend [June 12], with Henry Adams from Chichester taking the Grand Final Winners trophy.

The BNI Hove Albion team (pictured) took home the Demolition Derby trophy after cleverly avoiding destruction in this heavily fought "anythinggoes" race heat.

Natwest Business Banking from Brighton took home the Wooden Spoon Trophy. Their team was recognised for coming a close second place in the Grand Final race heat, their all round team spirit and enthusiasm for the fourth year running, as well as their outstanding fundraising effort.

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"It was a brilliant day of sporting competition and team-building and well done to all teams for remaining focused while undertaking their raft-building in the early morning pouring rain! We have already raised around £11k for our chosen charities, Chestnut Tree House children’s hospice and LifeCentre, with many more pledges and donations to be countedsaid Event Director Neil Laughton, Sussex entrepreneur, pilot and adventurer.

"I’d like to thank everyone who threw themselves into this whacky contest with such enthusiasm! Already businesses are approaching us to enter teams for the next tournament on 2nd July 2017!said Event Organiser Gemma King of Vivid Marketing.

Teams of six were provided with bath tubs and equipment to build a raft on the day and then paddle 250 yards racing against other teams in heats, with the winners going forward to a Grand Final race in the afternoon to win The Great Sussex Bath Race 2016 trophies - adorned with bath taps.

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To enter a corporate team for next year’s tournament, email:


Companies participating included:

  • Natwest Business Banking - Brighton
  • Focus Group – Southwick
  • Caremark UK - Worthing
  • Fundraising Auctions – Newhaven
  • Caterpillar – Shoreham
  • ICTS – Gatwick
  • Professionals UK – Hove
  • Seven Cellars - Hove
  • BNI Business Networking Group – Hove
  • Virgin Atlantic – Crawley
  • Leaders – Worthing & Horsham
  • Henry Adams – Chichester


The project was supported by local businesses including:

  • Laughton & Co
  • Vivid Marketing
  • The Gourmet Chef
  • Sussex Gold
  • Tomfoolery
  • Westbourne House School
  • Platinum Business Magazine
  • Third Revolution Media
  • Marlow Ropes
  • Seven Cellars Wine Merchants
  • CP Hart Bathrooms (who provided bath tubs)

Find out more at the Great Sussex Bath Race website and follow on facebook: SussexBathRace or Twitter: @SXBathRace

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