Suzy Orr from Euxton, Chorley has won a SheInspires Award for 2021 against strong national competition.
Suzy who founded Unique Ladies Networking almost 7 years ago, won the Networking, Events & Hospitality category for inspiring over a thousand women across the North West through her supportive networking groups, which she has also franchised enabling more women to benefit.
"I was absolutely delighted to win," explained Suzy. "The competition was very strong this year and there were some amazing finalists. I'm very grateful for the nomination and would hope to build on my work by growing the franchise opportunity far and wide, every town should have a Unique Ladies group.
This is the seventh year that the SheInspires Awards have been held and, after going national last year, the first time they have been international. Entries have come in from countries including Denmark, India, South Africa, the United States, the UAE, Australia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Egypt, and Turkey as well as from across the UK.
Awards' organiser Gulnaz Brennan commented: "The quality of the nominations has been really outstanding. We have had 145 finalists in 18 categories and the job of the judges was particularly difficult.
"Opening up the awards internationally has proved very successful this year and we plan on repeating this next year. They are a special way of recognising truly amazing women from around the world today and I'm very proud of their success."
The awards' event was held at the Bolton Whites Hotel and online across the globe with BBC North-West presenter Annabel Tiffin hosting.
Contact details: Suzy Orr Suzy@uniqueladies.co.uk +44 7979695550 www.uniqueladies.co.uk