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Soiree Society was the only Northern Ireland entrant to be recognised at the glittering London ceremony which is dubbed the Oscars of the dating industry and attracts competition from companies all over the UK.
Claire, from Castlecaulfield, had no plans to become a matchmaker but felt compelled to give it a go after discovering how difficult it was for singletons to find new partners.
She says: "I am absolutely over the moon to win such a prestigious award within our industry.
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