An award-winning businesswoman who has campaigned to help those who are registered blind or have visual disabilities achieve their full potential has added another accolade to her collection.

Seema Flower, who is registered blind herself, is a visual awareness and disabilities expert and is founder and managing director of Blind Ambition. She aims to inspire people to achieve their full potential through training, coaching and counselling.

The entrepreneur, from Stoke Poges, this month scooped the London 2018 Venus Award for Inspirational Woman of the Year.

Seema, who has a 10-year-old daughter, has not let being visually impaired stop her from building a successful chain of businesses including ColourNation London Hairdressers and her Blind Ambition consultancy.

She is also an ambassador for the Target Ovarian charity as her mother sadly passed away from cancer around three years ago, is director on the Bucks Vision board and is an ambassador for Retina UK.

She said: “I am so happy to receive the London 2018 Venus Award for Inspirational Woman of the Year. I completely understand now why Channel 4 call this the Working Women’s Oscars. We need to celebrate our successes and this is the perfect way to do so.

“Having a disability, whether it is being blind, being a wheelchair user or having other visual disfiguring disabilities, should not hold you back in life or when seeking employment.

“I want to inspire people with my story and let them know that having sight loss doesn’t have to stop you doing what you want in life.”