Hindmarch, who famously created a flurry of excitement over her ‘I’m Not A Plastic Bag’ campaign that saw women paying inflated prices for a £5 shopping bag impressed judges with her drive and passion for the fashion industry.
The designer first started her career aged just 18, and now employs hundreds of staff in stores around the world.
The mother-of-five was over the moon to win the award and hopes that it will encourage other women to start their own businesses.
Senior brand manager of Veuve Clicquot, Christina Jesaitis, said: “We are delighted that the judges have selected a winner who fully embraces the spirit of the award and can provide inspiration for the next generation of female entrepreneurs in the UK.
Home Secretary and minister for women and equalities Theresa May also offered praise and admiration for Hindmarch and her fantastic achievement.
“I congratulate Anya Hindmarch and hope her success inspires budding businesswomen across Britain. Women are at the heart of our economic future and I would like to see many more reaching the top of their chosen field.” She said.
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