A FLINTSHIRE masseur has been shortlisted for a national award after running her business for just over a year.

Barbara Masters from Flint opened Serenity Acupuncture and Holistics at Lyons Den Fitness in Bagillt last January.

The company offers customers acupuncture and massage treatment as well as reflexology, aromatherapy and facials.

Now Barbara has been shortlisted to be named Face The World practitioner of the year 2019.

There are 11 other shortlisted practitioners from around the UK and she has called on customers and supporters to vote for her online.

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She said: "I won practitioner of the month for Face The World last June and then I had an email over the weekend saying I was up for practitioner of the year - I was so proud and shocked.

"I have only been open just over a year and to be shortlisted is such an honour, it is amazing."

Barbara said she wished to give a special thanks to Holywell-based Kindness In Mind (KIM) – a project that focuses on improving each individual’s mental health and personal wellbeing - after receiving its support.

She said: "I have been juggling a lot in my personal life - with four children, caring for my mum, some charity bits and bobs, helping KIM Inspire and volunteering at St Kentigern Hospice.

"It has been a very busy year but I love what I do.

"And I'd like to say a huge thanks to KIM Inspire - without them I would not have opened my business in the first place so I wouldn't be here."

To find out more, including how to vote for Barbara, search for Serenity Acupuncture and Holistics on Facebook.

Voting closes at midnight on Saturday, May 18.