A YOUNG Whitchurch businesswoman has received a prestigious award for her start-up business.

Maddie Ashbrook, owner of MOO and BOOM in Green End, received the Federation of Small Business (FSB) award for Start-Up Business of the year 2022 in the West Midlands.

The award was presented at a ceremony at the Ardern Forest Hotel, Coventry, on Thursday, March 17.

Maddie thanked her customers, mother and team for the support and spoke about her passion for a cleaner planet.

She said: "I couldn’t have got here without them embracing sustainable living and I am so proud of myself for taking the business this far.

"There is so much more to come, so watch this space, every one of us can help the planet, small steps but huge rewards and that's what MOO and BOOM is about, the well-being of people and where we live."

Her mum, Stella added: "She works incredibly hard, puts in long hours and is always championing a clean carbon footprint.

"Working a business and being commercial alongside sustainable practice is challenging but all her efforts have been recognised and I couldn’t be prouder of her.

"The award is well deserved however unexpected, I am just thrilled she will be going the National Awards in May, even just for the experience as she is a very young entrepreneur, so fingers crossed."

The National Awards will be held in Glasgow.