We are very proud to announce that Sarah won the Manager of the Year award at this year’s Venus Awards in Southampton. All the finalists, sponsors and guests attended a glamorous, glittering Ceremony and Gala Dinner in the splendour of the Ballroom at the Hilton at the Ageas Bowl on Friday 15th April 2016 to hear who would be declared winners in each of the 15 categories.
Competition has been fierce in the region this year with 1,291 nominations and applications received in one or more of the categories.
The host for the evening’s celebrations was Shelley Jory-Leigh, Hampshire-born British Power Boat Champion and business woman. Over 340 guests soaked up the atmosphere as they enjoyed a three-course dinner and entertainment from Cordelectra, a sensational female electric string trio, and illusion, magic and mystery from Colin Phillips, a well-known close-up magician, cabaret and stage artist – both acts bringing the “Wow” factor to the evening.
Sarah’s category was sponsored by Sandler Training Southeast UK. Benjamin Dennehey who presented Sarah with her award said:
“I’ve never been more impressed or nervous about an Awards Ceremony. To be a judge and a sponsor of the Venus Awards has been an immense privilege. The personal journey of meeting all the nominees, their employers and colleagues made a powerful impression on me. I can’t forget to mention the commercial value of being involved. As a business owner, the investment in the awards has been returned times over.” After the ceremony Benjamin took to Twitter saying “Sarah is a truly inspirational woman and worthy winner of the Venus Award for ‘Manager of the Year’ ”
Sarah, who was understandably pleased with her achievement said:
“I am delighted to win such a prestigious award from a field of such outstanding business women, who all deserve recognition for the work they do.”
Visit the Venus Awards website for a full list of winners from this years awards
All the staff here at Wessex are very excited about tonight’s Southampton Venus awards! We want to wish Sarah the best of luck and here’s hoping she can win the Manager of the Year award (but don’t worry if you don’t win, we’re still super proud of you!)
The Venus Awards were founded to recognise and reward local women in business in regions across the UK. This year’s final takes place tonight at the Hilton at the Ageas Bowl.