Anna entertained the audience with humorous stories, but also an insight in to how she achieved such great success in the high powered business world of the music industry.
Jill Douglas, our resident presenter, did her usual outstanding, professional job and delivered an inspiring and interesting interview.
One of Gloucester Rugby's biggest sponsors, allpay, launched their new business - allpay Legal. With nine businesses now in the allpay empire, allpay Legal is the latest addition.
Justine Norman who is heading up the new business had this to say:
"We are excited to launch our digital legal service enabling us to be your virtual in-house law team.
"As long-standing sponsors of Gloucester Rugby, sponsoring 'The Lunch' was the ideal opportunity to introduce our new legal website to over 150 high profile/professional women."
With over 250 employees and a strong focus on the growth and development of its services, it made complete sense for Justine, and her Tewkesbury based company EPAS, to join forces with Herefordshire's allpay to launch allpay Legal in 2012 to provide legal services with that dynamic allpay flair to its combined client base and beyond.
Online and on demand, it offers the technical excellence, service and practical commercial advice you would expect from a top flight law firm in an accessible and intelligent way.
"We are very proud to be associated with Gloucester Rugby and our thanks go to Angela Edwards, New Business Manager, for the lunch as well as her team who organised a high quality and informative event."
For more details about allpay Legal visit www.allpaylegal.com or call 0844 225 2772.
Heather Darwall-Smith, Head of Marketing at allpay:
"We were very excited to be launching allpay Legal at the Women Big in Business lunch at Gloucester Rugby Club. A great opportunity to meet with the local business community at an informative well attended event."
Meanwhile, some of the attendees found the event to be incredibly useful.
Joanna Maric, Business Centre Specialist, Lexus Cheltenham:
"As a new face on the Corporate scene in Gloucestershire it can be difficult to reach the right person to talk to.
"The Lunch at Gloucester Rugby Club on January 9th 2013 provided the opportunity to do this. Following The Lunch I have managed to secure an appointment with a company that I was having difficulty contacting.
"Thank you to Angela and the team for creating this opportunity and making it such an enjoyable event."
Edward Mawle, Divisional Director for Brewin Dolphin Ltd:
"Although this is largely an event attended by women we had a small amount of local businessmen attend.
"We were really impressed by the whole event, the attendees, organisation, format and contributions. It was a really professional and yet fun event and it deserves to go from strength to strength."
Brewin Dolphin were so impressed they will be the sponsor for the next event which takes please on Wednesday 1st May 2013.
Book early as places are limited. Anyone wishing to find out about sponsoring this or any other event at Gloucester Rugby please contact Angela Edwards on 07775 915959 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org