Ling Valentine, car leasing entrepreneur behind lingscars.com, has won Natwest’s Everywoman award IT and Communications.
The NatWest Everywoman awards held at the Dorchester Hotel recognises inspirational females who are the best in their business field.
Dorothy Sheehan, general manager of BT Business, who sponsored the award, said: “Ling Valentine has fully grasped the power of today's technologies, enabling her to build a creative online business in line with the needs of her customers.
“Her innovative use of the internet and her dedication to first class customer service should bring her many more years of business success."
Valentine said the success of the business relies entirely on how effective her website is.
She said: "It’s also the only means to communicate with new and existing customers, so it has to be stimulating, fun and enjoyable.
"I use my creativity to make exciting and innovative marketing campaigns to make the company and website stand out against the traditional, boring car sales industry. I aim to answer queries instantly online with an average of a three minute response time."