Last week Plymouth Gin hosted 100 applicants and guests for the announcement of those progressing to the semi finals of the Devon & Cornwall 2019 Venus Awards. Finalists are to be announced on 8 February.

The Venus Awards – dubbed by Channel 4 as The Working Womens Oscars – has selected both Devon Air Ambulance and Cornwall Air Ambulance as their nominated charities.

Venus Awards Devon & Cornwall is now in its 6th year with participants competing in 15 categories including Woman in Property/Construction, Small Business of the Year, Inspirational Woman in STEMM and Business Mother of the Year.

The Venus Awards celebrates 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. 

It is a privilege to be associated with the contributions made by women across the awards categories and we're very pleased to have been selected alongside colleagues at Cornwall Air Ambulance as the Awards' nominated charity,' says Communications and Fundraising Director, Caroline Creer. 'For us, being visible at such high-profile and positive events helps more people to learn about - and support - our essential work. 

The Devon & Cornwall 2019 Venus Awards, will culminate in a ceremony and gala dinner on the 29 March 2019.

Image: Lifetime Achievement Sponsors Atkins Ferrie Wealth Management & their Semi-Finalists. Photographs courtesy of Poppy Jakes