WeAreTheCity celebrated the winners of the 2017 Rising Star Awards last night, at a prestigious ceremony at NewsUK, London.

Over 200 winners, sponsors, judges and guest attended and enjoyed a champagne reception and welcome by Vanessa Vallely, Managing Director, WeAreTheCity; and Chris Duncan, Managing Director, Times Newspaper Ltd and host for the evening BBC News Presenter Jane Hill.

Addressing the audience, Vallely said, “It is a great pleasure to welcome all our winners and guests.”

“I think we can all agree that The Times have done a pretty epic job.”

During the interval of the awards presentation, the audience were treated to surprise entertainment from the gospel choir, Uplifted Voices. The choir delivered a moving performance and received a standing ovation from the audience during their rendition of ‘Proud Mary’.

Closing the awards, Vallely implored the audience to network with each other, make new connections and to enjoy the moment.

The Rising Star awards were introduced to showcase the UK pipeline of female talent below management level and to create 100 female role models across 20 different industries and professions as well as celebrating the hard work and support of our Rising Star Champions and Company of the Year.

Find all of the images taken from this fantastic event.