The 2016 Gala Final was a truly uplifting and emotional event where so many women of Sussex from all walks of life celebrated their achievements in the business world. Along with promoting a positive image of women and acknowledging dynamic role models, the event also raised money for the Rocking Horse Charity.
The evening was glamorous, uplifting and inspiring, attended by over 350 guests. There were 90 finalists chosen from over 360 entries and third-party nominations. The judges had a very difficult time selecting the runners-ups and winners for each category, each was sent a questionnaire prepared by the judges that they had to reply to, this gave more clarity to each entry and nomination and allowed the judges to make their final and extremely difficult selections.
Local VIP’s, Sponsors, finalists and their guests got the chance to mingle and network while enjoying a glass of Gin sponsored by Brighton Gin, before sitting down to a wonderful three course meal which was beautiful presented and served by the wonderful staff of the Brighton Hilton Metropole Hotel. The evening was hosted by the lovely Lynsey Bartlett of Heart FM.
Guest enjoyed a performance by the incredibly talented students of Brighton Academy of Preforming Arts, followed by a motivational speech given by Penina Sheppard of Acumen Business Law, before the much-anticipated awards where the audience heard so many inspirational stories of Sussex’s amazing business.

The evening ended with a performance by the wonderful Sundaes Girl Group which had every one up on the dance floor celebrating the night away.