A CHORLEY fitness expert has been named as the Young Entrepreneur of the Year at the English Women’s Awards North 2019.

Lucy Davis, founder of online health and fitness academy My Coach School, said she was delighted to pick up the award at the glittering ceremony in Manchester.

The 21-year-old said: “I am completely over the moon to win the Young Entrepreneur of the Year award – it was an honour to even be nominated.”

Fitness influencer Lucy was recognised for her ambition and entrepreneurial spirit as a founder of My Coach School, known as the “Netflix of health and fitness”. My Coach School officially launched in January and signed up 10,000 members in its first three months.

Lucy said: “I have a really strong ambition and high self-motivation embedded in me, and it’s great to be recognised as someone who is committed and entrepreneurial.

“My goal, via My Coach School, is to help people enjoy the process of changing their life for the better - enjoy exercise, love the food they eat, get into the best shape ever and feel confident within themselves. My Coach School sets people up for a better, longer and healthier life and help people to understand their bodies from a nutritional perspective and I am so proud of what we have achieved so far, and excited for the future.”

Lucy is also an ex-Team GB swimmer who has built up credentials in health and fitness.

She is a qualified personal trainer and health and fitness influencer, and owner of Lucy Davis Fit. She has over a quarter of a million followers on her Instagram page @LucyDavisFit and more than 100,000 YouTube subscribers who watch her regular advice videos.

The Women’s Awards North took place at Manchester’s Mercure Piccadilly Hotel earlier this month and celebrated the achievements of women in different roles across many sectors of industry, including business, sport, and charity.