IT WAS a ‘dream’ come true for Ramsbottom entrepreneur Elizabeth Clark when she scooped a national award in London.

The 43-year-old, who is chief executive of technology transfer firm Dream Agility, won the Start-up Founder of the Year category in the 2014 FDM Everywoman in Technology Awards.

Elizabeth, of Foot O’Th’ Rake, was the only representative from the North West to feature in the awards.

The event recognises the achievements of women in creating, advancing and deploying technology across the UK.

Elizabeth said: “It was truly amazing and they were all just really talented, lovely women.

“With my 17-year-old daughter, Lucy, about to go into computer science at university, it’s lovely to see so many positive role models.”

Elizabeth was the first woman in its 120-year history to sit on the Lancashire Engineering Employers’ Federation’s executive board.