Young entrepreneur scoops award

Kelly Hooper

Kelly Hooper

A young entrepreneur was amongst the winners at a local Awards held last week.

Kelly Hooper, who is the Founder of The Barn, won Young Business Person of the Year at the annual Mendip Rotary Club Awards.

Kelly, 30, comments: “The award means a lot to me. It is recognition of all my hard work, passion and dedication.”

The award was set up four years ago to support local entrepreneurs and businesses.

On the night, Kelly was praised not just for her home-grown business acumen but for the support she gives to her staff and the local community.

The Barn is a beauty salon in Badgworth near Axbridge and was set-up in August 2008.