Over 120 business professionals, journalists and celebrities gathered at The Ritz to celebrate the Finalist Announcement for the prestigious Venus Awards on the 9th October 2018.
The best businesswomen in London celebrated getting to the finalist stage of the Venus Awards with canapés and champagne in a star-studded, glitzy ceremony at the iconic Ritz.
65 London Venus Awards finalists were revealed at the much-anticipated event. Launched in May, applicants and nominees have been whittled down through a combination of panel judges and public voting. Now, the 65 finalists will be judged by a panel of prestigious businesses sponsoring the awards before the finals at the Waldorf Hotel in December.
The Venus Awards, dubbed by Channel 4 as “The Working Women’s Oscars”, celebrate the vital contribution that women in business make to the local, regional, and national economy, and are unique in that anyone can nominate a friend, client or family member.
Founder of the Venus Awards, Tara Howard, said: “In our ninth year, we are thrilled the number of applications continues to grow. We received a record-breaking 1,200 nominations and applications for the 15 award categories, which highlights the influence women in business are making to their local economies.”
Katharine Plunkett CEO of the Business of Brand (BoB) School, a key sponsor of the London Venus Awards said: “The finalists are clearly leading the way in their industries and we have no doubt they will be making a difference in the world and it is a joy to be a part of their journey.”
The London 2018 Venus Awards will culminate in a glamorous gala dinner and awards ceremony on 3rd December 2018 at The Waldorf Hilton, London.