The CEO of regional law firm Napthens has been announced as one of the North's leading business leaders.

Shru Morris won the Professional Services Leader Award at the Northern Leadership Awards in Leeds, organized by, the regional online business news website.

Shru Morris said, "As Napthens grows, our reputation in the north of England keeps getting stronger. Being named Chief of Professional Services in the North is a reflection of the skills and efforts of the entire Napthens team, as well as the dedication, hard work and experience we have in the firm. "

Alex Turner, Deputy General Manager of, said, "We are extremely proud to be organizing this event for the first time.

"Our list of candidates and our laureates present the best qualities of modern leadership: inspiration, collaboration and empowerment. The evening was a celebration of the impact of the transformation that great leaders have on our region, here and now. "

The judging panel included leading figures from the northern business community, including CBI North West Director Damian Waters and David Baldwin, Burnley FC CEO.