Year two of the awards was, once again, a very uplifting and emotional event where the achievements of many of Sussex’s trailblazing women in business and public servicewomen were celebrated, women from all walks of life who are the inspiration of the next generation, promoting a positive image of women. These women are talented and dedicated female entrepreneurs who not only run successful businesses but in many cases also juggle the needs of their families. These business awards are designed to recognise the achievement of these women across a wide range of business categories. The 2017 awards received 400 entries and nominations, judging was again extremely difficult for the judges as many of the entries were exceptional.
The glamorous gala awards evening was attended by over 300 and included a welcome drink and superb three course banquet. The 2017 host was the lovely Lynsey Bartlett from Heart FM. The Business Women Excellence Awards 2017 supported charity was BHT – Brighton Housing Trust which helps the homeless. Over £3000 was raised on the night.
Guests enjoyed a performance by the incredibly talented students of the Brighton Academy of Preforming Arts, this was followed by a keynote 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 women.
All took to the floor to celebrate and dance the night away to music performed by Jukebox Live.