THE south’s most inspirational businesswomen celebrated their success is style in Southampton.

The Venus Awards Winners’ Party was held at Coco Rio restaurant with the smart wheels provided by sponsors Peter Cooper Volkswagen.

Awards were handed out last month in 14 categories including the Southern Daily Echo Business Mother of the Year, won by Sarah Hibbert, 45.

Since she launched her glass engraving company, Charmed Glass, three years ago, she has juggled running her company with looking after her nine-year-old daughter and two sons, aged 14 and 16.

They will go head to head with businesswomen from across the country at the national finals at Audleys Wood Hotel in Basingstoke in January.