A BUSINESSWOMAN from Clydebank has won an award in an event dedicated to women.

Emma Armstrong won the “best professional in business” title at the second Scottish Women’s Awards.

The black-tie ceremony held in the Crowne Plaza Hotel this month aimed to showcase the contribution of women to many industries and professions.

Emma founded the accountancy company B-Able Business Services, based in Alexander Street in 2012, after she was left unemployed due to the credit crunch.

Since then, the business has steadily improved and has an expanded its client base, workforce, and reputation.

On winning her award, she said: “It was such an achievement just to be nominated let alone win, but it is great recognition for all the years of hard work and dedication to B-Able and for that, I am so delighted and grateful.”

At the event, hardworking females, leaders and businesses were welcomed on stage by Hayley Matthews, a TV and radio presenter and columnist.

A spokesperson for the awards said: “We are very happy to have acknowledged inspirational women from across Scotland who have gone above and beyond in their profession.

“It is a pleasure to see that empowered women, empower women and this memorable ceremony dedicated to them, celebrated exactly that.”