The Media Isle of Man Awards for Excellence once again showcased the very best of Manx businesses and community initiatives.

Held at the Villa Marina last night (Thursday), the evening was filled with success stories and well-deserved recognition.

The glittering ceremony saw 16 prizes awarded to leading businesses and individuals from the local community, honoured for their achievements during the last 12 months, plus a special lifetime achievement award.

Other winners on the night are listed below. Click on the links to read a little bit more about each award and watch video interviews with each of the recipients.

The awards this year celebrated the island’s rich affiliation with the seas, with Media Isle of Man choosing the RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution) as its nominated charity.

Adventurer, author and documentary-maker Monty Halls hosted the show, keeping the large crowd entertained before and between the award presentations.

Monty has previously supported the RNLI, which is approaching its 200th anniversary, by pulling a replica lifeboat for 50 miles over the course of three days to raise funds for the charity.

A large number of RNLI volunteers were in attendance, along with all the finalists, the Lieutenant Governor, Chief Minister and the Mayor of Douglas.

Don’t miss our 20-page Awards for Excellence supplement in the Isle of Man Examiner - on sale this week.