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Sussex Food & Drink Awards Grand finalists announced Judges have now announced who will be Grand Finalists in the Sussex Food & Drink Awards 2013/14. These Grand Finalists represent some of the very best that Sussex has to offer and they have also been invited to the spectacular awards banquet hosted by Sally Gunnell OBE at the Amex Stadium on January 30 to find out who wins. Over a working lunch hosted by Harveys in Lewes, judges deliberated and verified the thousands of public votes received for the county’s food and drink heroes, before reaching their verdict. Said Paula Seager, co-director of Natural Partnerships CIC, which runs the awards, “Sussex has really managed to place itself firmly on the food and drink map in the UK over the last decade and we are extremely excited about our Grand Finalist line up, which offers a superb range of first class, diverse businesses from across the county. “The competition was extremely tough in this eighth year of the awards and everyone should feel incredibly proud at making it through to this final stage in the competition.” The three grand finalists in each of the eight awards categories, strictly in alphabetical order, are: Sally Gunnell OBE making her speech at the awards ceremony last year 50