A BUSINESSWOMAN has been recognised by a campaign that highlights inspiring female industry leaders.

Celia Gaze, from Edgworth, has been named as one of the UK’s most inspirational and dynamic female entrepreneurs by the f:Entrepreneur '#ialso100' campaign.

Celia founded The Wellbeing Farm on Plantation Road, Edgworth, in 2013, which she transformed from a neglected and disused agricultural operation to a quirky, fun, award-winning wedding and events venue and is seen as one of the most sustainable green and carbon-neutral venues in the UK.

She is the author of 'Why Put a Bow Tie on a Llama? How a crazy idea can change your life and transform your business', which documents how starting the business had changed her life.

Celia is being profiled alongside a further 99 female entrepreneurs from across the country, as part of the campaign to celebrate the multi-achievements of women running businesses in the UK today.

Now in its fifth year, the growing campaign attracted a record number of applications for this year’s ‘#ialso100’ line-up.

Delivered by Small Business Britain - the leading champion of small businesses in the UK - f:Entrepreneur was launched in 2017 to highlight the stories of amazing female business owners and help provide inspiration and role models across the wider small business community.

On being featured in the #ialso100 lineup, Celia said: "I am delighted and so proud to say that I’ve been chosen as one of 100 inspirational female entrepreneurs for 2021, especially as a hospitality venue where we've faced our most challenging year to date."

Both f:Entrepreneur and Small Business Britain were founded by Michelle Ovens CBE, who is also the director of Small Business Saturday UK.

She said: "Congratulations to Celia Gaze, and all of the brilliant female entrepreneurs featured in this year’s #ialso100.

"It is so vital that we recognize and celebrate the phenomenal contribution that women running businesses are making across the UK, and the far-reaching, positive impact they are having, not just on the economy, but on wider communities too.

"The last few years have been hugely challenging for small businesses, yet despite this female entrepreneurship continues to grow and flourish in the UK, and is very much at the heart of the UK’s recovery."

The campaign offers a host of events and training and networking opportunities to boost skills, capability and confidence.

The f:Entrepreneur '#ialso100' line-up particularly sets out to showcase trailblazing female founders who lead businesses alongside a roster of other responsibilities, such as volunteering, mentoring and community support.

Many of the businesses featured in this year's campaign also demonstrate a huge commitment to the environment by championing sustainability.

Celia was also commended for being an ambassador for The Burnt Chef Project which is committed to making the hospitality profession healthier and more sustainable.

From quantum computer engineers, and vegan fruit farmers, to sustainability advocates and inclusive fashion designers, this year's campaign celebrates inspiring and resilient female entrepreneurs that have flourished despite the challenges of the past years, with many still growing or starting new ventures.

For more information about The Wellbeing Farm, email: celia@thewellbeingfarm.co.uk