THE CEO of Winsford-based charity Active Cheshire has been shortlisted from more than 950 nominations for the Northern Power Woman award in the Transformation Leader category.

Anne Boyd has forged a successful career, with over 20 years of experience spanning public, private and voluntary sectors.

During her five-year history at Active Cheshire , Anne has transformed the charity, rebranding and repositioning it as lead body for physical activity in the sub-region.

Her drive has resulted in an additional 71,000 people getting more active, a 40 per cent increase in turnover and the support of more than 300 local partners behind the new Blueprint to tackle inactivity in Cheshire.

Anne will attend the prestigious awards ceremony in Manchester on March 6.

Anne said: “It is humbling to be shortlisted for such an esteemed award. However, it is vital in traditionally male-dominated industries that we showcase the contributions that women can make, to encourage more to unveil their talent with confidence. Congratulations to all nominees.”

In 2017 Active Cheshire celebrated the contributions of more than 150 local women, in encouraging others to get active and lead healthy lifestyles .

Paul Hancock, chair of Active Cheshire, said: "We are very proud of Anne who has rightly been recognised through the nomination process. Equality and diversity is incredibly important to the success of any business and community and we remain actively engaged in this agenda."