Meet all the amazing people who made it through to the finals of Media Isle of Man's Awards for Excellence 2023.

The incredible video above shines the spotlight on representatives from each and every award finalist and was broadcast to a crowd of hundreds during the ceremony at the Royal Hall in the Villa Marina.

The 17th annual event, held on Thursday night, was filled with success stories and showcased the very best of Manx businesses and community initiatives.

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.

Adventurer, author and documentary-maker Monty Halls (inset) 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

You can re-watch the whole awards ceremony on our video stream here.

See all the action as it happened from Media Isle of Man Awards for Excellence 2023 on our dedicated event live blog here.

For more information about the awards, visit the dedicated Media Isle of Man Awards for Excellence website here.