An Oxfordshire businesswoman has been recognised with a prize for her work supporting those with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). 

Kate Whitley, who lives in Headington, is founder of The ADHD Business Lab and recently won a prestigious Woman Who Achieves Award.

The award celebrates the achievements of women in business. 

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Ms Whitley was invited as a keynote speaker at the awards ceremony held at the historic Coombe Abbey in Warwickshire earlier this month - and said she was "blown away" to win a prize. 

Founder of Woman Who Sandra Garlick MBE said: “Kate has the ability to share her life experiences and learning to inspire and help others."

The ADHD Business Lab supports business owners with ADHD brains to power up their challenges and create profitable businesses to sustain a healthy family life.

Kate launched her business, the Strategy Success Lab in 2022 and developed The ADHD Business Lab this year to support other business owners who, like her, have ADHD.

Kate said: “Winning a Woman Who Achieves Award is incredibly humbling, and such an honour”.

“I didn’t recognise my own name when it was called out and was looking round for the winner.

"I had tears in my eyes as the judges comments were read out to the sound of clapping and cheering from the audience." 

The judges said: “Your dedication to helping others and fostering community, coupled with your plans to use this award to inspire and aid more people, truly set you apart.”