A WHIRLWIND of success has enveloped an rural entrepreneur based in North Turton.

Celia Gaze has made her name transforming the fortunes of remote pastures in Edgworth into The Wellbeing Farm.

Her account of the journey she has taken since the farm’s 2013 inception, Why Put A Bow Tie On A Llama? has topped the charts in three categories for the online retailer Amazon.

And she has recently shared the same secrets with millions as a guest on BBC Breakfast.

Celia said: “Somebody pinch me - this is truly unbelievable, yet amazing.

“Never did I think that I’d become a best-selling author with a best-selling book and be able to share this story with the world. I have been completely blown away by the response and support.”

Just when she thought the week couldn’t get any better, the farm was also named ‘events team of the year’ at the National Wedding Industry Awards.

The book and awards triumphs came as Celia and her team also hosted their first-ever corporate event - ‘Make 2020 the year you changed your life’.

Award-winning Lancashire journalist Chris Maguire was joined by Caroline McEleney, who has been involved in the corporate hospitality boom at Manchester United and Manchester City, garden tycoon Lorna Davidson and Chris Fisher, who battled back from toxoplasmosis to excel in woodturning.

But it was the weddings award which appears to rank highest among Celia’s achievements. The honour is based around feedback from couples who have staged weddings at the country retreat.

Celia said: “That’s why this award is so important for us to win and thank every single couple who have chosen The Wellbeing Farm to deliver their wedding experience.

“I am honestly feeling so fantastic as a result of people’s feedback on my story and on the farm. I’m bursting with so much pride for my team who are professional, friendly and helpful at all times and I cannot thank enough everyone who has supported us and voted for us.”