At an awards ceremony at The Warwickshire Golf and Country Club, Heather was announced as the winner. The judges said they felt that StageScreen and StageScreen MTA had a vision and a purpose and unlike similar businesses, it addresses self-development.
The awards were delivered in partnership with the Federation of Small Businesses and recognise women who have set up a business on their own.
Heather, of course, receives great support from her team of tutors, the youngsters who attend classes and workshops and their supportive parents and she dedicated the award to them.
She said: “I am delighted that we can now forever be known as ‘The Award-Winning Performing Arts and Film School’. It’s a wonderful achievement for StageScreen.”
Heather and the other finalists enjoyed an afternoon of inspiration, celebration and networking with keynote speakers who included actor, vlogger and self-development coach Holly Matthews (pictured below, left, with Heather), who shot to fame in the BBC series Byker Grove before taking on roles in Waterloo Road, Doctors, Casualty and The Bill.
After speaking, Holly was also presented with a Special Award by WomanWho founder Sandra Garlick.
Heather said: “It was a privilege and an inspiration to hear Holly’s story and to meet her and enjoy a chat.”