Chamber has ball for Christmas
MORE than 150 business people celebrated the end of 2012 at a glitzy Christmas Ball organised by Plymouth Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
The event, at the picturesque Moorland Garden Hotel on the edge of Dartmoor National Park, pulled in representatives from leading city companies and organisations including the National Marine Aquarium, Tamar Science Park, City College Plymouth, Plymouth Citybus and the Duke of Cornwall Hotel.
Guests enjoyed a three-course meal and drinks, followed by coffee and mince pies, with entertainment provided by magician Andy Nichol.
City College Plymouth won a fun quiz, with its head of corporate relations, Sharron Robbie, winning a bottle of champagne.
The evening also featured a free raffle, with prizes donated by Moorland Garden Hotel, National Marine Aquarium, Plymouth Gin, City College Plymouth and Redrok.
Suzi Cumberland, events manager at Plymouth Chamber, said: "The Christmas Ball provided a wonderful setting for guests to get together with other local businesses, have fun and celebrate the end of the year in style.
"This is the first year Plymouth Chamber has hosted a ball and we have been absolutely delighted with the success of the event.
"Everyone who attended had a fantastic evening and we are looking forward to holding the next ball in 2013, which is set to be even more fabulous as it will be in the year of the Chamber's 200th anniversary."