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A Celebration of Sussex Life Awards 2014 - pictures from the night

PUBLISHED: 17:20 27 November 2014 | UPDATED: 09:51 28 November 2014

Graham Franks

After months of voting from readers and deliberation on the part of the judges, the night of the inaugural Celebration of Sussex Life Awards arrived! Guests and finalists enjoyed a sumptuous evening at the Hilton Brighton Metropole. Here’s what happened on the night...

The Sussex Life teamThe Sussex Life team

A Celebration of Sussex Life Awards 2014 - winners

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Mike Holland, Hospitality Hero winner with Wendy CarterMike Holland, Hospitality Hero winner with Wendy Carter

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Pressleys staff with some of their Tudor CollectionPressleys staff with some of their Tudor Collection

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Ryan Heal Chief Executive of Rockinghorse, Sussex Lifes charity of the eveningRyan Heal Chief Executive of Rockinghorse, Sussex Lifes charity of the evening

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Madeleine Threader and Geoff Southern of HandelsbankenMadeleine Threader and Geoff Southern of Handelsbanken

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Louise and Chris Alger of Bailiffscourt Hotel and SpaLouise and Chris Alger of Bailiffscourt Hotel and Spa

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Sussex Life Editor Jenny Mark-Bell with Jonathan PressleySussex Life Editor Jenny Mark-Bell with Jonathan Pressley

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Tim Thurston Managing Director, Archant LifestyleTim Thurston Managing Director, Archant Lifestyle

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Marcella Whittingdale wearing diamonds from PressleysMarcella Whittingdale wearing diamonds from Pressleys

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Cass and Viv Casson, Francesca Abady and Daehee Kim from Cassons RestaurantCass and Viv Casson, Francesca Abady and Daehee Kim from Cassons Restaurant

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Hospitality Hero Mike Holland with Jenny Mark-Bell, Jonathan Pressley and Howard Lewis, General Manager of Hilton Brighton MetropoleHospitality Hero Mike Holland with Jenny Mark-Bell, Jonathan Pressley and Howard Lewis, General Manager of Hilton Brighton Metropole

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Lawrence and Christine Smith from Drusillas, winner of Sussex Visitor Attraction, judge Tracy Caroll, and Nigel Wait of Newbridge NurseriesLawrence and Christine Smith from Drusillas, winner of Sussex Visitor Attraction, judge Tracy Caroll, and Nigel Wait of Newbridge Nurseries

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Paul Kemp and Paul Jepson of Brighton Pride, Sussex Tourism Ambassador, judge Mark Woolley and Andrew Wing of Saxon Yacht CharterPaul Kemp and Paul Jepson of Brighton Pride, Sussex Tourism Ambassador, judge Mark Woolley and Andrew Wing of Saxon Yacht Charter

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Rebecca Hughes, Helen and Charlie Gascoigne-Pees of Gaskyns restaurant, winner of Best Family Dining with Clive Collier of Colliers KitchensRebecca Hughes, Helen and Charlie Gascoigne-Pees of Gaskyns restaurant, winner of Best Family Dining with Clive Collier of Colliers Kitchens

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Sponsor Vera Ashpool of Jeremys restaurant, Camilla Stephens of Higgidy, winner of Food and Drink Innovation, with judge Cherry MenloveSponsor Vera Ashpool of Jeremys restaurant, Camilla Stephens of Higgidy, winner of Food and Drink Innovation, with judge Cherry Menlove

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Sponsor Charlie Rosling of Strutt and Parker with Fiona Kay and Frances Sterry of Cheese Please, High Street Hero winners, with judge Alice CookeSponsor Charlie Rosling of Strutt and Parker with Fiona Kay and Frances Sterry of Cheese Please, High Street Hero winners, with judge Alice Cooke

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Rob Smith (far left) with Duncan Ray of Restaurant of the Year The Little Fishmarket, judge Hazel Sillver and sponsor Richard Cripps of Rix and KayRob Smith (far left) with Duncan Ray of Restaurant of the Year The Little Fishmarket, judge Hazel Sillver and sponsor Richard Cripps of Rix and Kay

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Judge Richard Baker MBE with Sussex Hotelier of the Year Chris Alger of Bailiffscourt Hotel and Spa and sponsor David Cowan of Cowan ArchitectsJudge Richard Baker MBE with Sussex Hotelier of the Year Chris Alger of Bailiffscourt Hotel and Spa and sponsor David Cowan of Cowan Architects

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Richard Luna of the Leconfield, winner of the Outstanding Customer Service awardRichard Luna of the Leconfield, winner of the Outstanding Customer Service award

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Kez Travers, Les Travers and Kester Riley of Turners Brewery, Newcomer of the Year winners, with Valia Ionoba of Alizonne and judge David HilKez Travers, Les Travers and Kester Riley of Turners Brewery, Newcomer of the Year winners, with Valia Ionoba of Alizonne and judge David Hil

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Lucie Walton and Sue Bates of Strawberry Fields Tea Room, winner of Tea and Coffee Shop of the Year with judge June Moran, of the Womens InstituteLucie Walton and Sue Bates of Strawberry Fields Tea Room, winner of Tea and Coffee Shop of the Year with judge June Moran, of the Womens Institute

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Judge Kathy Gore with Jhonnie De Oliveira from Best Community Pub The Bell in Ticehurst and Lucy Cooper of Dark Star BreweryJudge Kathy Gore with Jhonnie De Oliveira from Best Community Pub The Bell in Ticehurst and Lucy Cooper of Dark Star Brewery

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