ACCOUNTANT Val Buzzard has been named Banbury Woman in the Year in the town’s business awards.

Ms Buzzard, who works for Whitley Stimpson,was one of three local business women shortlisted in the category.

Winners were announced at the BWIB annual conference at Banbury House Hotel last week.

Speakers at the event were two-times paralympian Anna Turney and work psychology expert Jen Rolfe,

Ms Buzzard said: “I was honoured to receive this award and to be nominated by a fellow professional Sara Cross at Spratt Endicott.

“I could not have achieved this without the continued support and encouragement of my family and work colleagues.”