Last Saturday we attended the glamorous British Plus Size Awards in the Radisson Blu Hotel in London. After a fine champagne reception and a red carpet full of beautiful dresses and photographers’ flashes, everyone found their seats in the main hall with chandeliers. Following a delicious gourmet meal with a pate starter, steak and roast veg for the main course and cheesecake for dessert, presenters Jeff Brazier and Chiara Aprea kicked off the awards ceremony.
The Plus Size Awards aim to celebrate success and breaking boundaries in the plus size industry, with a focus on businesses, personalities and bloggers, by awarding groups and individuals for their achievements and showcasing talent. Notable awards went to Georgina Horne for her blog FullerFigureFullerBust for Best Blog and Hayley’s blog Curves&Curls for Best New Blog. Other category winners included Tess Holliday and Peter Kay. In the Best Magazine Category, BGP were nominated as well as being a headline sponsor and making sure the entire night was captured on camera; competition was fierce though and the award for Best Magazine went to the deserving SLiNK Magazine.
After people finished their meals they returned to the red carpet for a few last snaps, where we met the gorgeous plus size model, Emily Blake, the highlight of our night.
With amazing performances from Ashleigh Owen (nominee in the Best Entertainer category), who had the crowd in stitches with her comedy sketch and Bethany Churcher who stunned with her beautiful voice, the mood and atmosphere in the room was alive. Fully warmed up for the headline acts, the crowds danced and sang to Tom Seals and The Honeybuns who lit up the room.What a big, fantastic night!