Businesses from across Bristol gathered on Harbourside last night for the annual Bristol Life Awards.
Around 660 award nominees and specially invited guests had a three-course meal, before the awards got underway in a giant marquee on Harbourside at Lloyd Amphitheatre.
During the speeches when the winners came up on stage to collect their awards, many shined a light on Bristol's creative, welcoming and inspiring community.
We spoke to several winners after the ceremony - including One25 who picked up Charity alongside The Grand Appeal.
Wendy Goodwin from One25 told us their work continues to be important despite getting a number of sex workers off the streets of the city last year, it's estimated around 150 women continue to work on the streets each night.
The organisers of St Paul's Carnival told us they were 'delighted' with their win, and that this year's carnival theme is 'Journey' - to portray how far communities in Bristol have come, and as a symbolic reference to the Windrush generation.
The Carnival celebrated not only it's return last summer, but it's 50th anniversary too.
It returns this year on 6th July.
CREATIVE - Ignition
BUSINESS SERVICES - ETM Recycling (SETSquared Bristol were highly commended in this category)
GASTROPUB - The Kensington Arms
CHARITY - One25 and The Grand Appeal (joint winners)
All of our 2019 charities were exceptional and that reflects in our winner…..s! Give huge cheers for @thegrandappeal and @One25Charity that take home our Charity Award! #BristolLifeAwards— Bristol Life Awards (@BristolLifeAwds) April 11, 2019
Sponsored by: @TABintheUK pic.twitter.com/MZcBQIvNO0
RETAILER - British Corner Shop
HAIR & BEAUTY - Nuala Morey Hair and Beauty
TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION - Techmodal
CIVIC - The Bristol Wing
CAFE/COFFEE SHOP - Beets N Roots
NEW BUSINESS - The Coconut Tree
We have a new New Business winner… here’s @CoconutTreeUK which take home the award this time! We definitely recommend checking them out! #BristolLifeAwards— Bristol Life Awards (@BristolLifeAwds) April 11, 2019
Sponsored by: @AndersonFinanc pic.twitter.com/nySLv9JQPB
HOMES & INTERIORS - Blossom and Brush
FOOD/DRINK PRODUCER - Thatchers (Swoon Gelato were highly commended in this category)
BAR - The Greenbank Easton
ARTS - Bristol Old Vic (Brave Bold Drama were highly commended in this category)
PROPERTY - Dribuild
EDUCATION - UWE Bristol (Weston College were highly commended in this category)
LEGAL - Barcan + Kirby
HEALTH & WELLBEING - Empire Fighting Chance
EVENT - St Paul's Carnival
St Pauls Carnival thoroughly deserve winning the Best Event category at #BristolLifeAwards @BristolLifeAwds - Congratulations! @Brisarts_events and I are very proud to support @StPaulsCRNVL pic.twitter.com/hzMa4Cd89G— Philip Walker (@PhilipJMWalker) April 11, 2019
FINANCIAL - Parmenion
LEISURE & TOURISM - Clifton Suspension Bridge (Brave Bold Drama were highly commended in this category)
RESTAURANT - Root
PLATINUM AWARD - Bristol Old Vic