Stephanie Bain, from Peterculter, has been selected as a finalist in the Enterprise category of the Sunday Mail Young Scot Awards 2013.
Three years ago, aged 22, she opened the doors of The Bridal Boutique with no retail experience, financial training or clients.
Two years on, her business was voted Outstanding Wedding Supplier 2012 at the VOWS Awards, and this year will see Stephanie fly state-side with international plans for her business to offer her services worldwide.
The Young Scot Awards are a chance to recognise and celebrate Scotland’s unsung heroes across the country, who have worked tirelessly to improve the lives of others and make a real difference to their communities. Three finalists from each of the 12 categories will be invited to a spectacular awards ceremony and star-studded celebration on April 19 at the Glasgow Crowne Plaza and Clyde Auditorium where 2012 award winner, Nina Nesbitt, will perform alongside Supernova, Little Eye and a top secret, chart-topping headline act.
Louise Macdonald, chief executive of Young Scot, said: “We’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who nominated in this year’s Awards and shared their amazing stories of young people across Scotland.
‘‘Our judging session was one of our toughest days at Young Scot and, as we expected, we were blown away and humbled by the incredible work of our young people.
‘‘It’s brilliant to hear and share the stories of such talented, determined and caring young people. We should all be really proud of what the finalists have achieved – we can’t wait to celebrate their achievements on April 19!”
For further information, visit www.youngscotawards.co.uk
n For the first time this year, people can attend the awards ceremony. Tickets cost £30 and Young Scot NEC cardholders can get £5 off. Tickets can be bought online at www.ticketsoup.com or by calling 0844 395 4000.