Helen Ross, who opened her eco-friendly housekeeping and cleaning services business in October 2017, won the New Business of the Year prize at the North Tyneside Business Awards 2018.
Recognised for being an ethical employer, Helen has demonstrated how she has grown her business in just over 12 months and overcome any challenges that have arisen during this time.
She says: “I am hugely proud of being able to contribute to the local economy by only employing local staff who are providing a local service to our many customers in North Tyneside.
“To be selected means so much to me, both personally and professionally, and I am really pleased to have received acknowledgement for our ethical employer credentials, which in the cleaning industry is notorious for treating its staff poorly.
“I could not have done this without the continued support of my family, our fantastic team of housekeepers and our loyal customers, so a big thank you to all of them.
“I’m really excited about what the future holds for us.”