Meet the winner!

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What a year it has been!  Thank you to everyone for your entries and your business plans.  It seems that entrepreneurship and 'passionpreneurship' is very much alive here in the UK.

Each year, it gets harder to pick a winner and of course, there can only be one.

Hannah's determination and commitment to make a passion a business really inspired us.   Her business - Sirona Therapeutic Horsemanship - stemmed from her passion for horses.  This started when her parents' divorced, at the age of five, and the family relocated to North Wales near some horse stables.

Hannah would spend every waking moment surrounded by the horses and ponies, either cleaning out the stables, caring for or riding the ponies. That passion continued right through her twenties when she first stumbled upon the concept of equine-assisted therapy and made it her mission to learn the skills and gain the knowledge required to set up her own centre.

Kelly Hoppen MBE says about Hannah and the shortlisted candidates: "I was overwhelmed by the talent of entries received this year, which made the judging process ever harder. Hannah's business model was one that really sparked my attention. It's an original idea and deserves recognition for the fabulous work that she does with young people. I wish her the best of luck in the future."

Sheryl Franklin-Worth, Corporate Affairs Manager at Amway UK, said: "This year's competition was one of the toughest yet as we received entries from so many credible entrepreneurs with interesting ideas. It is fantastic to see so many passionate entrepreneurs in the UK - we must celebrate the wealth of talent this country inspires. Hannah was the resounding winner and a real role model. She is the perfect example of a successful Passionpreneur, which reflects Amway's goal of inspiring change in enterprise and also helping disadvantaged children."