WOMEN from Keighley district have been nominated for categories in the 2018 Yorkshire Choice Awards.
Charlie Rawson and Lucy Thompson have respectively been put forward in the Inspirational Individual and Businesswoman of the Year sections.
People who want them to win their categories can now vote for them.
Miss Rawson, of Spring Gardens, runs Charlie’s School of Dance, in Parkwood Street, while Miss Thompson, from Cullingworth, founded Skinflicted women’s tattoo studio, in Keighley’s Royal Arcade.
Miss Rawson, 25, set up her dance school, over four years ago to help students learn and compete in freestyle dancing. She said: “I’ve no idea who nominated me, I was really surprised when I found out.
“I felt quite emotional that someone had thought of me as an inspirational person. That is heartwarming.”
Miss Thompson, 28, established Skinflicted in October 2015.
She and the team at her studio use their art to cover scars caused by self harm, domestic violence or the results of surgery carried out to combat breast cancer.
Reacting to her nomination Miss Thompson said: “I think I was in shock for about a week! Nothing like this has happened to me before.”
The Yorkshire Choice Awards honour the region’s most inspirational local organisations, entrepreneurs and individuals.
Having raised at least £20,000 for charities in the last two years, the duo behind the awards, Melanie Malcolm and Jo Maltby, said they were keen to raise more this year for their chosen good cause, St Gemma’s Hospice, Leeds.
People can vote for those nominated at yorkshirechoiceawards.co.uk until March 16 2018. Winners will be announced at a dinner on April 13 at The Centenary Pavilions, Leeds.