A COMPANY that brings bold colourful fashion to women of all sizes is up for a prestigious national award.

Hey Lola, a company based in Andover that is run by sisters Anna Bennett and Rebecca Condie, has doubled in size each year - despite the pandemic and an arduous and harrowing cancer journey for Rebecca.

Rebecca, 37, was diagnosed with bowel cancer in the middle of the pandemic.

Now cancer-free and back working, she is delighted to have been recognised for a Women Led Business award at The British Business Awards.

They received more than 450 nationwide nominations. 

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Anna Bennett, director and co-founder said “We’re incredibly proud of what we’ve built in Hey Lola.

"We wanted to bring colourful, bold fashion to all UK women, regardless of size and that is exactly what we have done and continue to do.

"It’s that carefree, fun and colourful outlook that has got us through the toughest of times and we’ve come out not only fighting but winning.

"Just being nominated was fantastic and being shortlisted to 10 from 450 other worthy businesses is wonderful.”

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Hey Lola has attracted celebrity followers too, with Lorraine Kelly, Kate Garraway, Josie Gibson and others having worn their designs.

Several of its ranges also raise money for charities, with its Chin Up range having raised thousands of pounds for Cancer Research, inspired by Rebecca’s fight.

The British Business Awards celebrates the innovative and outstanding achievements of small and medium size British businesses. It will be held in London on October 13.

Sponsors include The Department for International Trade, London Chamber of Commerce, The Guardian, Salesforce, and many others.

Previous winners have included companies such as Lloyds Banking Group, Hiscox Xero, DocuSign and a whole host of other household names.