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Movers and Shakers

Movers and Shakers | Cynthia V Davis | CEO, BAME Recruitment Ltd

Continuing our series profiling women making their mark in the world of business. Cynthia V Davis is founder of BAME Recruitment, a recruitment and consultancy service that is dedicated to achieving highly effective diverse candidate attraction and strategies. BAME Recruitment seeks to provide organisations with highly skilled diverse talent, as well as the strategies to allow…

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Movers and Shakers | Sakthy Selvakumaran | Civil Engineer

Sakthy Selvakumaran is a Civil Engineer working for Laing O’Rourke an international engineering enterprise, specialising in construction and the built environment. She is employed within The Engineering Excellence Group within Laing O’Rourke, which devises strategies that affect positive change and work in both consultancy and Research & Development (R&D). As part of this R&D work,…

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Movers and Shakers | Emily Jupp-Eastwood | Milly J Shoes

Emily Jupp-Eastwood ( Known as Milly J) is the force behind Milly J Shoes ® & Bridal Shoes By Milly J. She solely hand creates and designs Strikingly Unconventional Art to Wear Shoes & Shoe Sculptures, mostly with a highly bespoke element. She has been in business since 2013.      Emily in her studio What drove you…

Movers and Shakers | Kerrine Bryan | Principal Electrical Engineer

Kerrine Bryan is an engineer who works for a large oil and gas company, providing engineering, procurement and construction services for the energy industry. She is also co-founder of Butterfly books,  a small publishing company, that produces career themed children’s picture books. Tell us about your current role.  My core role is as a Principal Electrical…

Mover and Shaker | Keysha Davis |Blackhair Magazine

Keysha Davies works  for Haversham Publications, a leading UK publisher of hair and beauty magazines. She is currently the Editor of Blackhair Magazine. What were the key decision points or factors that were  important in deciding your career path? I’ve always dreamt of a career that would continue to inspire and challenge me, and would…

Movers and Shakers | Pilar Nalwimba | My Social Media PA

Pilar Nalwimba is the founder of  My Social Media PA, a creative social media agency based  that manages social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram on behalf of a range of clients.Social Media PA won Best New Business at The PRECIOUS Awards 2013.  What drove you to start your own business? I had been made…

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Movers and Shakers | Denise Rawls | Owner and Creative Force | Strange Fruit

Strange Fruit is a boutique greeting publisher proudly producing stylish and quirky cards reflective of black Britain. Delightfully we don’t have a typical customer; we just have customers from all cultural backgrounds who simply like our cards. The company was founded in October 2010 and is based in Walthamstow, east London   Why did you decide…

Movers and Shakers | Atiti Sosimi CEO | Atiti is distinctly different/The Big Secret Company

Describe your business in one paragraph The Big Secret Company is a new social enterprise organisation, which delivers playful learning communication experience to young people, working professionals and family groups at their locations or by attending our open events. We use our unique resources: The Big Secret – a very short story and Shhh or…

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Movers and Shakers | Lenique Louis | Founder | Lenique Louis Ltd

We continue our series focusing on women of colour in business, leadership and work.  Lenique Louis creates luxury handmade jewellery for men and women influenced by Coral Reef. Her entrepreneurial journey has included placements and internships with renowned jewellery designer Stephen Webster and Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II former jewellers, Garrard & Co.  Lenique won…

Movers and Shakers | Farida Gibbs | CEO Gibbs S3

Describe your business in one paragraph We are a global IT Staffing, IT Project Solutions, and Technology resourcing business with expertise across Financial Services, Oil & Gas, Consumer Goods and the Pharmaceutical industries Number of employees: 20 Company location: London, Surrey, Cheshire Why did you decide to start your company? I’ve always wanted to run my own…