A host of successful women have been recognised at an annual awards ceremony celebrating Scotland's business sector.

The Business Women Scotland Awards 2019 saw guests take to St Vincent Street in Glasgow for the fifth annual ceremony.

Founder of Hey Girls social enterprise Celia Hodson was named overall winner as well as Inspirational Woman of the Year for her work in setting up a project to tackle period poverty.

Hey Girls gives a girl one pack of products for every pack a consumer buys and was hailed by judges for her innovation and inclusiveness.

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“Awards like this make it all worthwhile, especially on the tough days. You look at it and realise you’re doing something good," she said at the ceremony on Friday.

“I’m totally thrilled to receive the award and delighted to be in a room filled with so many brilliantly capable women.”

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Along with the award, Celia also wins a two-week airtime radio advertising campaign to be taken on award sponsor Global’s Heart FM or Smooth FM to the value of £4000, along with commercial production of a 30-second commercial.

Other winners included Heather Matthews of Little’s Chauffeur Drive, who won Business Woman of the Year and Established Business of the Year Awards, and Imogen Russon-Taylor of Kingdom Scotland fragrance House, who was presented with the Rising Star of the Year and Start-up Business of the Year Awards.

Entrepreneurs from the fields of technology, finance and marketing were winners at the fifth annual awards, which put the achievements of women-led businesses firmly in the spotlight.

Guest speakers at the awards ceremony included Judy Murray OBE and charity founder Corinne Hutton.

“I’ve always believed in the strength you get when you bring like-minded people together. With a group of women, you tend to not get egos but instead a willingness to network and share. At events like this people can come together and share their experiences,” said tennis coach Judy.

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This year’s judges were impressed at the high standard of entries, according to Lynne Kennedy, founder of Business Women Scotland.

“The stories we have heard from entrepreneurial women who have made their mark have been truly inspirational,” said Lynne. “To learn how those lightbulb moments prospered and grew into successful businesses in a wide range of industries has been unbelievably impressive. We are delighted to recognise the achievements of women in business across Scotland.”

A full list of last night's winners: 

Overall Winner

Celia Hodson, Hey Girls

Business Woman of the Year

Heather Matthews, Little's

Established Business of the Year

Heather Matthews, Little's

Inspirational Woman of the Year

Celia Hodson, Hey Girls

Rising Star of the Year

Imogen Russon-Taylor, Kingdom Scotland

Social Enterprise of the Year

Zakia Moulaoui, Invisible Cities

Sole Trader of the Year

Mhairi Mackenzie, Bonnie Bling

Start-Up Business of the Year

Imogen Russon-Taylor, Kingdom Scotland

Women in Finance

Kimberley Oliver, Xenith Financial

Women in Marketing & Social Media

Tammy Koslowski, Naf Salon

Women in Technology

Margaret Totten, Akari Solutions

Inspirational Woman of the Year

Highly commended

Susan Harkins, Business Gateway Edinburgh

Suzie McCafferty, Platinum Wave Franchising