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PRECIOUS Awards

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Movers and Shakers | Grace Francis | DramEd

Grace Francis is the founder of DramEd, a company that creates creative educational experiences for families and children. DramEd celebrates performers and aims to play a significant role in making space for performing arts in childhood education. The company incorporates DramEd Educators, which deliver classes that teach core subjects through performing arts. Since launch they…

Winners announced for 13th Annual PRECIOUS Awards

Held in the historic surroundings of the Waldorf Hotel in central London, the 13th Annual PRECIOUS  Awards saw some of the most inspiring women of colour in the UK awarded for their enterprise and leadership. The diverse range of finalists included two university friends who founded a natural hair brand that was the first afro…

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The PRECIOUS AWARDS teams up with UnLtd to reward Social Entrepreneurs

The PRECIOUS Awards, the leading awards programme for women of colour in the UK, is partnering with UnLtd, the Foundation for Social Entrepreneurs, to create a new awards category to recognise and support women who are driving lasting social change. The PRECIOUS Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award sponsored by UnLtd, is a new initiative…

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PRECIOUS Nights at The British Library | The December Edition

Join us at the final Precious Nights of the year. PRECIOUS Nights is a monthly event that gives YOU the opportunity to hear previous PRECIOUS Award winners share their business stories, provide actionable tips, be inspired and build your network with new contacts. Over the years, the Awards have grown into a flagship event characterised…

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PRECIOUS Nights at The British Library | November

Join us for the November edition of our monthly PRECIOUS Nights at the British Library networking event featuring three award-winning women of colour in business. Each event features a panel of previous PRECIOUS Awards category winners sharing their insights and top-tips. Over the years, the Awards have grown into a flagship event characterised by open and…

PRECIOUS Nights at the British Library | May Edition

PRECIOUS Nights at the British Library give you the opportunity to hear from PRECIOUS Awards women about their business journey, catch up with old connections and build your network with new contacts. Each event features a panel of previous PRECIOUS Awards category winners and finalists sharing their insight and top-tips. The PRECIOUS Awards was founded…

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PRECIOUS Nights at the British Library | March edition

Join us at our monthly PRECIOUS Networking event in partnership with the British Library. The PRECIOUS Awards was founded in 2007 to celebrate and applaud the professional achievements of women of colour in the UK. The organisation has a dynamic and passionate following, gained over eleven years of bringing brilliant women into the spotlight and…

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Winners Announced of the 11th Annual PRECIOUS Awards

“It is essential for our society that no matter what your gender or background is, you have a chance of succeeding in the UK. These awards are a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the substantial contribution of Black and Asian entrepreneurs.’ The Right Hon Theresa May MP, UK Prime Minister The winners of the 11th PRECIOUS…

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Women of colour owned hair and beauty brands set for recognition

Women of colour have long been underrepresented in the hair and beauty industry.  Whether through a lack of recognition for women who have launched products and services or the lack of availability of products to suit our skin tones. The industry is now witnessing a revolution, where scores of women of colour are launching products and…

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Movers and Shakers | Trishna Bharadia | Advocate

Trishna collaborates with various MS and disability related organisations to help raise awareness about and support people with multiple sclerosis, chronic illness and disabilities.  These organisations are based both in the UK and abroad and include the MS Society UK (Ambassador), Asian MS (Committee Member, Newsletter Editor), Sue Ryder (Ambassador), the Wheelchair Dance Sport Association (Patron),…