CELEBRATING: EWN Publishers Michel and Steven Euesden (seated front centre) with staff, columnists, clients, guest artists and friends.

MORE than 100 people attended a lavish EWN Christmas party hosted by publishers Michel and Steven Euesden.

Staff from the head office in Benalmadena were joined by colleagues from various offices including Mallorca, Almeria and Costa Blanca as well as leading columnists, top corporate clients and close friends.

Following pre-dinner drinks, attendees of this black-tie gala sat down to a five-course dinner at the Valparaiso Restaurant in Mijas.

Steven and Michel Euesden

Entertainment was provided by X Factor finalist, Rowetta, EWN’s very own Leapy Lee, as well as Frankie Valentine and Alexandra Avery.

There was a visit by Santa Claus, before dancing late into the night to the sounds of band Dirty Little Secrets.

On leaving, each guest was given a commemorative engraved gift.

A special ceremony during the dinner saw Managing Director Michel Euesden, accompanied by Sales Director Steve Euesden, present top staff with awards.

In a brief speech, Michel remarked that everyone attending the event was part of ‘one big EWN family’, stressing the secret to the success of the newspaper is hard work and its united team.

She thanked all present for helping to make 2011 a successful year, especially in such a tough economic climate.

Michel added that there were plans afoot to make 2012 even more special.