A COALPIT Heath woman has got through to the semi-finals for four separate business awards.

Jackie Novels, 37, has been chosen from more than 900 entrants to go through to the semi-finals of the Natwest Venus Awards for Bristol and Somerset, which recognise women in business.

Jackie runs Meals for Squeals, a baby food cookery school in Badminton Road that teaches parents to make homemade food for their babies or toddlers.

The shortlists of five semi-finalists for each award were announced at an awards event in the Grosvenor Casino, Bristol on Monday (January 13).

Meals for Squeals is up for awards new business of the year, small business of the year, home-based business of the year and business mother of the year.

Jackie now faces a round of interviews with the judges for each category. The business mother of the year winner will be decided by a public vote on Youtube.

Jackie said: “It’s been an amazing year for me, setting up my business and seeing it become successful.

“To have that recognised in the Natwest Venus Awards really is the icing on the cake.”

The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony at the Bristol Marriott hotel on March 21.