Linda Clarke of MKM Building Supplies has been named ‘Woman of the Year (Large Business)’ at the Barclays Yorkshire Women in Business Awards.

Linda, who is Marketing and Digital Director at Hull-based MKM Building Supplies, was crowned after being judged by an independent judging panel for the category of Woman of the Year Large Business (Turnover £50M+). Linda, a board member at MKM, was shortlisted for consideration after nominations were submitted by two organisations in recognition of her contribution to the business community.

The Barclays Yorkshire Women in Business Awards recognise the region’s top female business talent. Having celebrated its third year, the event acknowledges ‘women that have made an outstanding contribution to business’ and the economy in Yorkshire.

There were nominees across six categories, who gathered on 23rd June at Bowcliffe Hall for a special ceremony. Guest speakers included MP Rachel Reeves.

Linda Clarke said: “I was already delighted to have been nominated, so to go on and win is a huge honour. While we hope that it will continue to become less and less unusual for women to hold leadership positions, having the chance to meet with and celebrate the varied and exciting contributions of women to businesses in the region, has been a wonderful experience.”