Thornliebank business owner in running for prestigious award

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A local woman has made it to the finals of the Business Woman Scotland Awards.

Una Chrystal, who runs Athena Therapies in Thornliebank, has been shortlisted in the Sole Trader of the Year category.

She will go up against four other finalists in the category to win the title.

Una set up her holistic therapies business in 2010. Having dabbled in holistic therapy, including Reiki, she decided to leave her corporate career behind and head to college and re-train as a complementary therapist.

On being nominated, she said: “I’m absolutely delighted to be nominated. I actually entered myself but for a different category! I think itmust have been a client who put me forward.”

The Awards celebrate and recognise the achievements of women in business.

As well as awarding trophies to the winners, the ceremony, which takes place tomorrow, will see inspirational women Judy Murray OBE and Corrine Hutton, founder of the Finding Your Feet charity, speak at the event. Music will be provided by Glasgow based singer-songwriter Rico.

Lynne Kennedy, founder of Business Women Scotland, said: “We were incredible impressed at the exceptionally high standard of entries to this year’s Business Awards.

“It is inspiring and exciting to see so many women leading the way in industry across the country and we can’t wait to share their stories and announce the winners.”