A Croydon entrepreneur has been crowned social media influencer of the year at an awards ceremony celebrating women in business.

Jennifer Corcoran, owner of My Super Connector Social Media Consultancy, claimed top prize at the Venus Awards.

Taking place at The Waldorf Hilton in London, with over 250 of London’s top businesswomen competing, Jennifer’s announcement was one of 17 made during the ceremony.

The awards follow months of selection through a combination of panel judges and public voting before the final announcement.

The Venus Awards, dubbed by Channel 4 as “The Working Women’s Oscars”, celebrate the vital contribution women in business make to the local, regional, and national economy.

Hosts for the evening’s inspiring celebrations were Tara Howard, founder of Venus Movement, and Michael Kurn.

Ms Howard said: “In our inaugural London ceremony we were thrilled to see such a successful ceremony taking place.

"The calibre of entries this year was really superb, and I know that all the judges had an extremely difficult time selecting their winners.”

"Jennifer is predictably thrilled with her award but won’t be resting on her laurels for long.

"With an online course in development for 2019, she’s busy focusing on the core ingredients that have contributed to this year’s success.

“I’m a bit shocked if the truth be told” says Jennifer, “it’s great to see LinkedIn getting acknowledged, and to be recognised for the way I help others master this vital business tool”.