BABY sign business owner Liz Ensor, from Cowling, who runs Toddle Up and Sign, has been named the ‘Most Loved Activity Leader in the North of England’ in the National What’s on 4 kids awards.

She said: “I was thrilled to win in their first ever online awards ceremony. I was both shocked and excited to be named the winner as I am just an independent Yorkshire business rather than a franchise. I set up the business when I had my own children as it allowed me to use my sign language skills and have a job flexible enough to allow me to spend lots of time with my little ones.

“The last six months have been particularly difficult but I took to Zoom to offer donation based sessions, The support I received during the voting period from the parents attending my classes was overwhelming and humbling.”

Liz currently run classes at the Glusburn Arts Institute, Guiseley Theatre and The Magic Garden Play Cafe in Haworth.