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l-r Caroline Laurenson and Beena Sharma who were both winners at the AccelerateHER Awards. Image: Bill Shaw

Two north-east businesswomen have been named winners in the AccelerateHER Awards.

The environment award went to Beena Sharma, founder of Aberdeen-based Carbon Capture Utilisation (CCU) International.

Her company’s technology captures CO2 from industrial emissions, purifies it and transforms it into other revenue-generating resources.

Last year Ms Sharma launched its first round of fundraising, with the aim of generating £1 billion in revenue over the next 10 years.

Between £5-10 million was needed to commercialise its patented CCU technology.

Caroline Laurenson, owner of Rothienorman-based TL Tech, was named winner of the health category.

TL Tech, which she started in 2016 with her husband, Thomas, is on a mission to empower people – regardless of age, technical ability or finances – to adopt digital solutions and transform their lives by creating a more caring and entertaining home environment.

‘Fantastic opportunity’

Ms Sharma and Ms Laurenson will now benefit from prize packages potentially worth thousands of pounds.