Piccalilly founder Hannah Evans is highlighted as a top business woman and shortlisted in Women in Business Awards 2011 - a celebration of the Yorkshire region's brightest female entrepreneurs.

There are 25 business leaders shortlisted in nine categories and Piccalilly founder Hannah Evans has been highlighted in the Manufacturing category alongside Lesley Buxton, director of icecream maker Yorvale and Alison Whitmarsh, founder of Propermaid bakery.

Winners will be announced at a glittering lunch ceremony at the New Century Pavilion at Elland Road in Leeds on Friday, October 14th.

The event is organised by Forward Ladies