A BASINGSTOKE business took home a prize from the first staging of a county-wide awards scheme.

Brief Marketing, which is run by Charlotte Barsby and Jo Cutting, won the Super Service Award at the first ever Hampshire Women’s Business Awards.

Shining a spotlight on female entrepreneurs across the county, the awards recognised and celebrated creativity, community, business enterprise and excellent service.

More than 180 businesswomen and their guests were in attendance at a special gala dinner at St Mary’s Football Stadium in Southampton on Saturday, 17 November.

Brief Marketing was founded in 2017.

Charlotte said: “We’re absolutely delighted to have won the award for Super Service. The category epitomises everything we stand for and reinforces the feedback from our clients, that our pragmatic no nonsense approach to marketing delivers tangible benefits.

"Plus it’s always lovely to celebrate and party with other inspiring businesses.”

Jo said: “We were thrilled to win this award in recognition of the lengths we go to for our clients.

"We genuinely care about making a positive difference to their business. Our first year in business has been hard work, juggling parenting, volunteer work and growing a new company, and this award comes right after some glowing feedback from clients.

"It’s added a real sparkle to our year.”

The awards were organised by Trudy Simmons who runs the Hampshire Women’s Business Facebook group.