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Movers and Shakers

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Movers and Shakers | Gurjeet Moore | Manager, Financial Crime Compliance Oversight & Advisory

RECRUITMENT Continuing our series of profiles of women of colour making their mark in business and across industry. Meet Gurjeet Moore;  Manager, Financial Crime Compliance Oversight & Advisory at Santander UK as well as Network Chair of Santander’s BAME network. Santander UK is a financial services provider in the UK that offers a wide range…

Movers and Shakers |Hasina Zaman | Compassionate Funerals

Hasina Zaman is the co-founder of Compassionate Funerals, which provides a full funeral service for diverse communities. The company  offers transitional compassionate care, spending the majority of time listening to their client’s wishes and then creating the service that reflects their needs. The company launched three and half years ago. What drove you to start your own…

Movers and Shakers | Whitney Iles | CEO | Project 507

Whitney Iles is CEO of Project 507, a social enterprise that aims to change the systemic conditions generating violence by providing innovative solutions to create positive peace. The organisation, which was launched four years ago, works across three strategic change areas; The Criminal Justice System, The Community and Policy & Research. www.project507.co.uk What drove you to start your…

Movers and Shakers | Precious Jason | Etieno Skincare Ltd

Continuing our series profiling women of colour making their mark in the world of business.  Precious Jason is the founder of Etieno Skincare Ltd an independent retailer of natural, therapeutic, ethical and effective skin care products. What drove you to start your own business? After a cancer diagnosis in 2012, I was desperate for natural…

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Movers and Shakers | Karen Power | Drug & Alcohol Education Services

Why did you decide to go into business? After working in the drugs field as a practitioner for eight years, I knew I was a good communicator and was capable of working for myself. I also never really liked the politics that exist in organisations and as a Black woman I have always wanted to…

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Movers and Shakers | Yvonne Ruke Akpoveta | Olive Blue Business

  How and when did you come up with your business idea? I’d always been business inclined growing up, so if I had to be specific, I’d say I had the idea back in 1996 when I was choosing my a-level subjects. However, the idea only fully developed in March 2002. Did you undertake any…