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Winners announced for 12th Annual PRECIOUS Awards

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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 strength to strength, attracting backing from Theresa May PM and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

This year’s winners included:

SME Business of the Year: Roni Savage an engineer with a business that’s just turned over £2 million. Roni, who is a mum of three boys, has thrived in a traditionally male-dominated industry. She started her company Jomas Associates at the age of 29, back in 2009, an engineering and environmental consultancy, serving the construction industry and supporting the reclamation and development of brownfield sites across the UK. www.jomasassociates.com

Young Entrepreneur of the Year: Saira Hussain – at the age of just 22, and in a recession, Saira started Hussain Architectural Design, a female-led architectural and planning consultancy. Today, HAD is a successful business based in Burnley, Blackburn, Manchester and London.  www.hussainarchitecture.co.uk

Outstanding Women in Sport: Olympian Donna Fraser. The former sprinter competed at four consecutive Olympic Games for Great Britain before retiring and continues to work in sport with UK Athletics as its Equality, Diversity & Engagement Lead. Donna has shown grit and determination on and off the track. Battling through breast cancer, Donna went on to achieve a qualifying time to compete for trials at the 2012 Games.

‘So often women of colour are left out of the conversation around diversity and gender campaigns says Foluke Akinlose MBE, founder of the PRECIOUS Awards  ‘There is still an issue around the visibility of women of colour and the way our stories are portrayed in the world. If we are angry or getting hurt, that’s when you will see a picture of a woman of colour in the media. These awards are changing the narrative, proudly showcasing success stories. It’s an absolute honour to celebrate these trailblazing women’

 

THE WINNERS 2018

The PRECIOUS Entrepreneur of the Year

RONI SAVAGE

SME Business of the Year sponsored by Santander

WINNER! JOMAS ASSOCIATES | WWW.JOMASSSOCIATES.COM
THOMAS UK CONSULTING SERVICES  | HTTPS://THOMASUKCONSULTINGSERVICES.CO.UK/
NAILS AND BROWS | NAILSANDBROWS.ME

Creative Business of the Year sponsored by Vilisco

WINNER! BRAND BY ME  | WWW.BRANDBYME.CO.UK
THINGS I ADORE | WWW.THINGSIADORE.COM
SILK TRENDZ | WWW.SILKTRENDS.CO.UK

Social Enterprise of the Year

WINNER! HR SPORTS ACADEMY  | WWW.HRSPORTSACADEMY.CO.UK
PROUDTOBEME | WWW.PROUDTOBEME.ORG
GRANT A SMILE | WWW.GRANTASMILE.ORG.UK

Young Entrepreneur of the Year

WINNER: SAIRA HUSSAIN | WWW.HUSSAINARCHITECTURE.CO.UK
RUNNERS UP:
TASLIMA KHAN | WWW.TASLIMAK.CO.UK
MARY OTUMAHANA | WWW.THERECSHOP.CO.UK /WWW.PRODIGIESOFNATURE.COM

The Leadership Award

WINNER! DR MARCIA WILSON
RUNNERS UP:
NANA FIFIELD & MICHELLE VENSON

Outstanding Woman in STEM sponsored by The Ilesha Trust

WINNER! DR BAHIJJA RAIMI-ABRAHAM
RUNNERS UP:
DIONNE CONDOR-FARRELL
ABIGAIL KIERNAN

Outstanding Woman in Banking and Finance

WINNER! GURJEET MOORE
RUNNERS UP:
SERITA MURRAY & AYO ELIZABETH JEGEDE

Outstanding Woman in Professional Services sponsored by Reed Smith

WINNER! BRIDGID NZEKWU
RUNNERS UP:
KIZZY AUGUSTIN & FUNMI ADEGOK

Outstanding Woman in Public Sector sponsored by BAME recruitment

WINNER! L’MYAH ROSS-WALCOTT
RUNNER UP:
ESTHER KUFORIJI

Outstanding Woman in Sport

WINNER! DONNA FRASER
RUNNERS UP:
JEANETTE KWAKYE & LORNA BOOTHE

Start up Business of the Year sponsored by BIPC

WINNER : GLOW | WWW.GLOWANDSEE.COM
RUNNER UP: GLOBAL7

The PRECIOUS AWARDS 2018 | 27th September 2018 | Royal Horseguards Hotel, Westminster, London.

 

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