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The PRECIOUS Awards Finalists 2022

The Creative Business of the Year

March Muses

Bourne Beautiful

We are Parable


The Young Entrepreneur of the Year

Eni lashes

Hay events

Ponte Blank


The Outstanding Women in Professional Services

Irum Malik

Selina Flavius

Sadia Salam


The Social Impact Award

5 x More

Karen Arthur

Maxine Chambers


Outstanding Woman in stem

Black girl gamers

Ifeyinwa ARINZE

Audrey Limery


Social Entrepreneur of the Year

Elizabeth Shaw

Temi Kamson

Lorraine Copes


Outstanding woman in the Public Sector

Elaine Baldrey

Lalitha Stables

Lara Oyadele


The Start-up Business of the Year

The Daughters United






The PRECIOUS Awards Finalists 2021

Start up Business supported by the British Library Business and IP Centre

Neo Percept IP

Stephanie Njoku

Neo Percept is as an Intellectual Property Law firm offering all IP services including trade marks, copyright, design, and patents. Customers can obtain free advice in an initial free consultation as well a number services packaged for the convenience of customers.

Little Scholars Playground

Natalie Bent

Little Scholars Playground is a diverse children’s book publisher and early years hub. Diversity and representation is at the core of what we do. My mission is to create engaging, diverse children’s literature and learning resources. I also have 7 years experience working in the STEM industry as a product designer.

BIND London

Kayleigh Benoit

BIND London is a high fashion fitness and athleisure brand, specialising in headwear that not only protects against sweat, heat and moisture, but is the first brand of its kind to cater for all hair types and textures.


Social Entrepreneur of the Year

Danielle Bridge – ABC Life Support C.I.C

ABC Life Support CIC is a physical and mental health first aid training provider delivering training for all regardless of socioeconomic and geographical limitations.


Zara Muirhead/Love Literacy UK & Love Education C.I.C.
A learning community where experienced teachers and staff are both tutors and mentors, training and supporting students to excel.


Lorraine Copes/Be Inclusive Hospitality CIC

A learning & development initiative to support the upward social mobility of employees and entrepreneurs in the hospitality industry.



Creative Business of the Year

Jasmine Richards – Founder of Storymix

Storymix is a fiction packager. It works like a movie production company but for books.

Tianna J Williams – Tianna J Williams Photography
Birmingham based photographer specialising  in pregnancy and post- pregnancy, women and children as subjects.

Bespoke Binny

Natalie Manima is founder of Bespoke Binny a British based business offering a range of handmade homeware and gifts items made from West African cloth.



Outstanding Woman in Public Sector

Leonie Huie BEM – Teacher -Bishop Challoner Catholic federation of schools

Tanya Hughes OBE (Robinson) – Programme Director of the Race Action Programme.- Her Majesties Prison and Probation Service

Sunita Toor – Head of Human Rights & Social Justice, Helena Kennedy Centre for International Justice, Sheffield Hallam University













The Leadership Award sponsored by the Open University


Kayleigh Oliver | Immerse Learning Ltd
Kayleigh is the Quality Assurance (QA) and Release manager for Immerse, a virtual reality (VR) company that builds a web-based platform for VR applications and a Unity software development kit (SDK).


Ayo Greaves – Occupational Therapist (OT) within the NHS specialising in mental health  – SLAM NHS Trust


Syd Femtinos Founder of
UKVS offers a flexible online British Education adapted for the modern world, catering for Year 1 to iGCSEs for Home Educating families, Expats, and World Schoolers.


Social Advocate of the Year

Nadine White – The Independent first dedicated race correspondent.

reporting about issues relating to race, and amplifying black perspectives in particular,


Eni Timi-Biu Create Your Table-—a development platform and network that provides capital, space and support for Black food and drink entrepreneurs.

Kym Oliver & Jumoke Abdullahi – founders of  TheTriple Criples a platform for sharing stories and talking about the three levels of discrimination that are faced by Black, disabled women.



Outstanding Woman in STEM


Paulette Watson/Academy Achievers

Paulette is founder of Academy Achievers, an organisation working with children and young people ages 5-19 year olds, who are  from marginalised communities. Currently leading in Science Technology Engineering Art Math activities. The #BeMe project aims to raise 1 million Black girls aspirations in STEM related careers.


Pauline Hunter – Coding Black Females

Pauline is the founder of Coding Black Females the largest community of Black women in tech in the UK. Coding Black Females’ mission is to provide opportunities for Black female developers to meet familiar faces, develop themselves, network, receive support and build relationships through having regular meetups.


Emma and Charlotte Robertson Digital Awareness

As digital rights activists, the sisters campaign in the media, in parliament and in schools and organisations around the world to empower young people to survive and thrive online,


Outstanding Woman in Professional Services sponsored by Baker McKenzie


Naeem Mian QC, Ranked in the Legal 500, Sultana is a highly experienced human rights, international law and criminal justice barrister. Ranked in the Legal 500, Sultana is a highly experienced human rights, international law and criminal justice barrister. As a hijab wearing female from an ethnic minority background, Sultana is one of very few to have developed a successful career at the Bar.

Adeife Onwuzulike, Head of Diversity and Inclusion,  Confederation of British Industry(CBI)

Adeife drives the internal CBI D&I work from creating and implementing their D&I strategy that is embedded into every part of the business and the business strategy. She is the stakeholder and partnerships lead for the CBI Change the race ratio campaign focused on accelerating racial representation in business from board level to junior staff. I bring in the organistaion that help the signatories on their journey.




Sally Penn MBE – Manchester based Sally is a practicing Common Law Barrister specialising in Public Law with an emphasis on vulnerability and also in Employment Law. Outside of her Legal Career Sally works tirelessly to improve equality, diversity and inclusion at all levels of society, nationally and internationally. She is founder of Women in the Law UK and hosts the Talking Law podcast approaching 50,000 downloads and listeners.,