Women in Business Awards 2015 winners revealed

More than 200 people from across Lancashire gathered at The Villa at Wrea Green for Downtown Business in Lancashire's Women in Business Awards 2015.

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Frank McKenna, chief executive of Downtown in Business, said: "The first Women in Business Awards has been a huge success and it was great to see so many female entrepreneurs and business leaders together."

The full list of winners are below:

Best Newcomer of the Year 2015: Alison Hitchen, FAB Marketing Solutions

Best Employee of the Year 2015: Gemma Turner, Recycling Lives

Best Marketer of the Year 2015: Julie Cheston, The Write Angle

Best Legal Adviser of the Year 2015: Debbie King, Farleys

Best Financial Adviser of the Year 2015: Jane Parry, PM+M

Best Property Professional of the Year 2015: Maureen Boland, Conlon Construction

Best in Business Support 2015: Andrea Wallace, Sterling Simplicity

Best in Hospitality and Service 2015: Bethan Johnston, The Tickled Trout

Female Leader of the Year 2015: Lis Smith, Preston's College

Female Entrepreneur of the Year 2015: Caroline Chesworth, Mad Science

Decade of Excellence 2015:  Audrey Odell, Logma Systems Design

Business of the Year 2015: Magma Digital, Priscilla Coates