The Epsom businesswoman behind an award-winning health and social care company which has expanded into north Surrey is up for two more awards this year.

Mum Hannah Drury, who runs Caremark Sutton and Caremark Epsom, Banstead & Reigate, has been shortlisted for two national business honours.

These are the Encouraging Women into Franchising (EWIF)’s Young Woman in Franchising of the Year and the Woman Franchisee of the Year awards.

The single mum-of-two won the former last year and has already bagged four other national awards within three-and-a-half years since launching her business in 2015.

She said: “I’m so pleased that I’m a finalist. I’m guilty of being self-critical, as I think many other women are, so I’d almost convinced myself that I wouldn’t be considered this year.

“I was the proud winner of the Young Woman in Franchising last year but that was off the back of entirely different circumstances.

“[The year] 2017 was a year of tremendous victories, with three award wins in just a few months, 2018 was a much more challenging year – with a complete restructure of the office team at very short notice.

“In all honesty it was hard work, but I learnt a lot from challenging my own perceptions of the business and it’s made me a better leader.”

Hannah says Caremark lost key members of its administrative team “almost overnight” and its clients are “reaping the rewards of the recent restructure”.

She will be attending a special finalists’ reception on April 30 before attending the official awards ceremony later the next day.

Hannah will take her mum and mentor Debbie Binner and her best friend Humera along with her that day to “share in her success”.