A SHEFFIELD solicitor and Labour councillor for Walkley has won a national award for her work in the community.
Nikki Sharpe, aged 45, of Mosborough, won the Leadership in the Community Award in the National Network of Aspiring Women Awards in recognition of her work with Youth Can Achieve – an organisation she set up in 2008.
The organisation works with disadvantaged young people, providing practical advice and information to support achievement.
Nikki, a personal injury lawyer for Thompsons Solicitors, was described by the judges as a truly remarkable woman
She was fostered as a child, brought up in care, and endured a failed adoption before running away and putting herself back through education later in life.