A MARKETING expert, who kickstarted her own business in Chippenham three years ago, has been named as the #GoDo Entrepreneur of the Year in the West and Wales region at the NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards.

Denise O'Leary, of Purpol Marketing, joined her fellow nominees at a glittering ceremony in Cardiff on November 1, where her hard work over the last couple of years was recognised.

She said: "Our category was the first to be called up and when they said my name as the #GoDo Entrepreneur Winner I was in shock!

"I was proud to have been selected as a finalist so to have been selected as the overall winner is just amazing! It was a perfect evening of celebration and encouragement!"

Award founder Francesca James said: “The winning entrepreneurs have made a huge impact on entrepreneurship in their region and the wider UK economy and we hope that winning an award will help give them the recognition they thoroughly deserve.”