AN INSPIRATIONAL businesswoman was the latest guest to address an event organised by Basingstoke's MP.

Maria Miller MP welcomed Dr Liz Jackson MBE to Queen Mary's College on Thursday last week at the latest event in her Inspiring Women Series.

Dr Jackson ran her own award-winning company, Great Guns Marketing, for 17 years – a business which she launched the year she lost her eyesight.

Liz is now the marketing director of Newbury-based company, BCMS.

The entrepreneur addressed guests at the event about her career and the world of business.

Basingstoke's MP then chaired a question and answer session with Dr Jackson and a panel of three; Mitch Lloyd who runs the Basingstoke jeweller's Petra, Superintendent Kelly Whiting from Hampshire police, and Evelyn Vincent, from the charity Headway.

Mrs Miller said: “I was delighted to welcome Liz Jackson to our Inspiring Women series. The audience were very interested to hear of her experiences and the challenges she both faced and overcame."