The lingerie designer Niki McMorrough was named Small Business Executive of the Year in local awards this week.
In recognition of her continuing insistence on British manufacturing, as well as the recent high-profile success of her directional lingerie brand Made by Niki, McMorrough received the award at the Leicester Mercury Business Awards.
McMorrough, whose pieces have been worn by Florence Welch and Lana Del Rey, and used in editorials in Vogue and the Sunday Times Style, said: "I think we captured [the judges’] imagination with our passionate team of lingerie artisans who make all our products by hand at our English countryside manor house studios.
"To be named the Business Executive of the Year 2012 is a compliment to the way we run our business and the talent we nurture within our team," she continued. "It helps us to have confidence that we are doing something right… This year has been a trip – I hope the next 10 years will be a journey of growth for our team, our clients and partners."