MKM Building Supplies’ Linda Clarke has been shortlisted for a prestigious business award at the Barclays Yorkshire Women in Business Awards.

Ms Clarke, who is marketing and digital director at MKM Building Supplies, has been shortlisted by an independent judging panel for the category of Woman of the Year Large Business (Turnover £50M+). The accolade comes after nominations were submitted by two organisations in recognition of her contribution to the business community.

In her role, Ms Clarke coordinates and implements the online and offline marketing strategy for the 22-year-old business, which has seen considerable recent success and organic growth, opening five new branches over the past year.

The Barclays Yorkshire Women in Business Awards recognises the region’s top female business talent. The event, which acknowledges ‘women that have made an outstanding contribution to business’ in Yorkshire, is now in its third year. Nominees across six categories will gather on 23 June 2017, at Bowcliffe Hall for a special ceremony at which the winners will be revealed.

Ms Clarke said: “Embracing a diverse workforce has brought clear benefits to MKM, not least a better working environment. I was thrilled to be nominated but really very excited to have been shortlisted. It’s a great honour to just be there and I am really looking forward to the awards lunch in June.

“It’s a fabulous opportunity to get together with other businesswomen and share ideas and experiences and to celebrate the amazing contribution so many women make to top businesses in Yorkshire.”