MUM and business owner Helen Packham is through to the finals of The Mpower National Business Awards.

These awards celebrate parents who manage the difficult task of juggling business with family life.

Helen a mother of two from Southwick, is the founder of Empowering Minds.

She is a business and leadership coach, speaker and mentor, and she has been shortlisted for the courage category.

Helen is also in with a chance of winning Mpower Woman Of The Year 2018, awarded to the mum who is an inspiration to all women in business.

She said: “It’s tremendous to be a finalist as I’m in such prestigious company.

“To think that just a very short time ago I was a shrinking violet, suffering from severe anxiety and lacking in self-confidence.

“Now I’ve proved anyone can turn things round and pick up life by the scruff of the neck and take control!”

Helen’s own conference Entrepreneurial Leaders Live 2018 takes place in Brighton June 28 and 29.