Another award for babyballet

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Claire O’Connor of babyballet in Halifax scooped the prize for Retail Business of the Year at the prestigious Forward Ladies Yorkshire and North East Women in Business Awards.

Babyballet was founded in 2005 and has 70 franchised schools teaching over 11,000 children every week, offering fun, non-competitive pre-school classes to pre-school children.

Claire, pictured above, middle, has previously won ITV’s Mumpreneur, Best Business Parent at the Mum and Working Awards, Halifax Courier Young Business Person (2007) and Entrepreneur (2008), Pulse Radio Local Hero Award and an Inspire Award from Calderdale College.

She won her latest accolade at an awards ceremony in Newcastle, where 77 female business leaders from across the region competed in 11 categories.