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PRECIOUS Nights Online | The October edition

Come and join us for PRECIOUS Nights, our monthly panel event featuring three previous PRECIOUS Awards winners sharing the stories behind their sucess stories and give actionable tips and advice.  The evening is about connecting and community in a unique atmosphere of collaboration and motivation. Come and be inspired and build your network with new…

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New fund launches to deliver £18.7 million in grant funding to social enterprises

Five social enterprise support agencies have come together to deliver The Social Enterprise Support Fund. This new fund will provide essential financial support between £10,000 and £300,000 to help social enterprises during COVID-19. Big Issue Invest, The Key Fund, Resonance, the School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE) and UnLtd will jointly deliver £18.7 million in grants,…

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Movers and Shakers | Pareece Rose Sandiford | New Ground Creations

Seven years ago, Pareece Rose Sandiford founded New Ground Creations (NGC) a social enterprise helping young people and those that support them, to overcome inner-city challenges through leadership and business skills.    What drove you to start your own business? The passing of my four friends at 15 years of age, drove me to start…

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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…

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Winners announced for 12th Annual PRECIOUS Awards

The winners have been announced for the 12th Annual PRECIOUS Awards. The event, which took place at the Royal Horseguards Hotel, London, celebrated the achievements of women of colour in enterprise, leadership and industry. Sponsored by Santander, Reed Smith, Vlisco, BAME Recruitment, the BIPC, and the Ilesha Charitable Trust – the Awards have gone from…

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Movers and Shakers | Nicola Dady | Don’t Forget The Kids

Five years ago Nicola Dady set up Don’t Forget The Kids, a registered charity that supports children 0-17 who are touched by cancer or the bereavement of a loved one. They provide creative art peer support sessions and send care packages to those families that can’t access group support.www.dontforgetthekids.co.uk   What drove you to start Don’t…

Movers and Shakers | Vanessa Sanyauke | CEO | Girls Talk London

Vanessa Sanyauke is CEO of Girls Talk London, a social enterprise that connects young girls and women with senior women and men in various professions through informal events, programmes, an interactive website and online TV channel. Their aim is to increase the number of young girls and women entering competitive industries and to ensure they…

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…

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What Leadership Means to Me | Joy Francis

Here’s the latest in our PRECIOUS Success leadership series. We’re asking a range of entrepreneurs, business owners, experts, women and men from a range of industries: ‘What Does Leadership Mean to You?’ Joy Francis, co-founder of Digital Women UK, replies. I’ve had an eclectic journey where leadership is concerned. While growing up, everyone would say I was…