A BUSINESSWOMAN from the North-East has won the Lloyds Bank New Entrepreneur of the Year title at a national awards ceremony.

Jordan McCabe, 24, who founded Aztec Diamond, scooped the award for her equestrian fashion and lifestyle brand.

Run from her offices and warehouse in Meadowfield, near Durham, Ms McCabe’s range of highly desirable riding clothing is worn by girls and women from all over the world.

While she has built her business on an e-commerce platform, she can be seen with her pop-up boutiques at some of the most prestigious horse shows including Horse of the Year Show, The London International Horse Show and the Global Champions Tour.

Ms McCabe said: “I was completely overwhelmed to have even been nominated for this award, never mind to have been named the winner. You get so caught up in the running of a business you rarely step back to put everything into perspective or look at what you’ve achieved.”