A STAFFORDSHIRE Moorlands woman has picked up a top national award for her beauty treatment business.
Katie Kirk, who runs her business at the Three Horseshoes at Blackshaw Moor, has received the Spa Treatment of the Year Award 2013 from Heaven Skin Care.
Katie started the business, which involves all kinds of beauty treatment including nails, body, facial and spray tans, three-and-a-half years ago.
Last month she attended a seminar about new treatments being available at the Park House Hotel in Shifnal, Shropshire, which was followed by an awards dinner.
Katie, aged 34, said: "I attended the seminar and went to the dinner.
"I had no idea about the award. When they announced the national winner for 2013 I was left speechless.
"It was a very big, but nice shock.
"I was told the award was based on dedication and client recommendations.
"I feel that my work over the last three-and-a-half years has paid off.
"The award was presented to me by Deborah Mitchell of Heaven Skin Care, who is also a royal facialist."
The award comes at a time the Three Horseshoes has received planning consent to build its own spa facilities at the premises.
Katie added: "Hopefully we will have our own spa hotel next year, which would involve me expanding the business and employing some people."