The Epsom businesswoman and mum-of-two behind an award-winning health and social care company has won another award.

Hannah Drury, who runs Caremark Sutton and Caremark Epsom, Banstead & Reigate, has been named Young Woman in Franchising of the Year.

It’s her fifth award during a successful three-and-a-half year spell.

“I was shortlisted in a category with such phenomenal female entrepreneurs,” she said. “So winning the award for the second time has been a real highlight of my career.

“Female entrepreneurs contribute so much to the British economy, so I’m always very proud to support organisations who are flying the flag for women in business.

“I’m very appreciative to the incredible staff I work with at our offices in Sutton. Without their unwavering support I wouldn’t have won the award.”

That NatWest Encouraging Women into Franchising (EWIF) Awards seek to recognise and celebrate women working in the sector who have made significant contributions in the industry.

The annual awards took place at the Royal Bank of Scotland’s headquarters, near to Liverpool Street station, with a guest list comprising other female franchisees, their employees and associates.

“A year ago I’d been recognised for the rate at which I was growing the company and for my tremendous success, despite my age and the fact I’m a single mum,” she added.

“This year I was awarded for very different reasons.

“I’ve worked hard to expand the business whilst maintaining the impeccable standard of care we provide for our original group of clients.

“Winning the award just goes to show that success isn’t always about phenomenal achievements which set you apart from your peers, sometimes it’s about running an ethical business and taking care of what matters.

“I’ve learnt so much in the past year and I’m so proud of how far I’ve come.”