A Workington woman has won a major local enterprise award for her business, which has been running for less than two years.
Norah Alderson's hat and fascinator shop, Cherry Tree Fashions, won the overall prize from development agency, Britain's Energy Coast.
They help new business owners with advice and financial aid to get them off the ground.
The awards ceremony, run in conjunction with Ways into Successful Enterprise, celebrated the success of businesses across West Cumbria.
Norah's business has gone from strength to strength over the past two years, and she is thrilled by her award.
Norah's success was partly due to help from Britain's Energy Coast, which gave her advice and leased her a space to use for her first premises.
Norah's business is growing so quickly that she has already taken on an apprentice.
Cherry Tree Fashions may also need to move to a new, larger shop to keep up with the amount of customers coming in.
She said she couldn't have done it without the help she received when setting up, help that turned her artistic vision into a reality.