THERESA MAY UK PM
11th Annual, London, 2017
WINNERS & FINALISTS 2016
The 10th Annual PRECIOUS Awards 2016
Winner! Heidy Rehman, Founder & Managing Director, Rose & Willard
Winner! Precious Jason – Etie’no Skincare Ltd
Winner! Rose & Willard
Winner! Florence Adepoju – Founder, MDMflow
Winner! Bukola Adisa – Global Head of Financial Crime Assurance at RBS
Winner! Nicola Dady – Chair and Founder of Don’t Forget the Kids Charity
Winners! Trishna Bharadia – Multiple Sclerosis and Disability Awareness Advocate & Natascha Jesuvant – Store Manager, Hemel Hempstead, Tesco
Winner! Dr Nicola Rollock – Deputy Director, Centre for Research in Race & Education, University of Birmingham
Winner! Michelle Moore – Moore Development Consultancy
Winner! Dr Nora S Vyas, Associate Professor TEL Faculty Champion, Kingston University London
Winner! Diane Ashiru-Oredope, Pharmacist Lead, AMR Programme, Public Health England
Winner! Bukky Bird- Executive Director to Group CEO, Tesco plc
Winner! Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London
In January 2017 UK PM Theresa May said “These awards are a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the substantial contribution of Black and Asian female entrepreneurs. I am pleased to know of the support you give to women of colour in the business and work environment, and your work to create and celebrate vital role models through your awards.” David Cameron described the Awards as “vital”.
Many of our previous winners have gone on to further success after picking up a PRECIOUS Award, Bianca Miller; our Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2014, has gone on to hack into the fashion sector with her redefining nude brand of tights. Our Entrepreneur of the Year 2010 Geeta Sidhu, founder of organic food delivery Nosh Detox, has gone on to build a million pound turnover business. Looking to the future and conscious of the impact of the Awards in creating role models, Foluke Akinlose MBE, founder, expanded the Awards in 2015 to encompass The PRECIOUS GIRLS Awards profiling the achievement of girls aged 10-15.
The PRECIOUS Awards, founded in 2007 to celebrate and applaud the professional achievements of women of colour in the UK, has a dynamic, passionate, grassroots following, this is down to a decade of bringing brilliant, often media-marginalised, women of colour into the spotlight.
The Awards celebrate the best of British, recognising exceptional determination, innovation, entrepreneurial skills and talent across multiple categories. Consequently, the Awards have prompted successive UK Prime Ministers, and leading political voices from across the political spectrum, to passionately proclaim their support and admiration.
I am pleased to know of the support you give to women of colour in the business and work environment, and your work to create and celebrate vital role models through your awards."
CELEBRATING WOMEN OF COLOUR
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