Female Entreprenueurs Set To shine at Precious Awards

Female Entreprenueurs Set To shine at Precious Awards

Social Enterprise, Creative and Online Entrepreneurs, are amongst those set to be be honoured at The Precious Awards, sponsored by Pearson PLC.

The awards, organised by Precious Online Magazine and Network(www.preciousonline.co.uk), take place during the first day of Enterprise Week, and serve to promote those inspiring individuals that generate ideas and turn them into action and change.

“Precious is proud to celebrate the entrepreneurial talents of women of colour in the UK. We are also delighted to be taking part in Enterprise Week once again. The contribution that women of colour entrepreneurs make to UK PLC is vital, and we want to acknowledge and celebrate that fact.” says Foluke Akinlose, Founder of Precious Online Magazine and Network.

As well as celebrating female entrepreneurs, the awards also pay tribute to women that play a leadership role within a large organisation.

“‘Pearson is proud to be the headline sponsor of the 2007 Precious Awards celebrating the achievements of women of colour in business. As an international media company with well known brands such as Penguin, The Financial Times, and Pearson Education, we are committed to diversity, creativity, and bravery in business, values which these awards aim to celebrate,’ says Abu Bundu-Kamara, Diversity Manager, Pearson PLC

Tickets for the event, which takes place on Monday November 12, 5.30-8.30,at The Penguin Building, The Strand, are available at: http://preciousawards.eventbrite.com/

The Finalists:

Best Online Business (sponsored by Reevoo)
Angel Smith – Shoe Lagoon
Anita Grant – Anita Grant
Natalie Smith- Passionet

Best Business (sponsored by the British Library IP and Patent Centre)
Jessica Huie – Colorblind Cards
Ros Griffiths – The Community Cafe
Helen, Lisa, and Janet Tse – Sweet Mandarin
Khami Alexander- Kaytime Consulting

Best Social Enterprise Business(sponsored by Social Enterprise London)
Ros Griffiths – The Community Cafe
Sade Sangowawa – Inspirational Art Ltd
Debbie Ariyo – Afruca

Best Start Up Business
Natasha Faith & Semhal Zemikael – La Diosa
Erica Young – Buy Sell Property Jamaica
Leigh Hunt – Lotus

Best Lifestyle Business(Sponsored by Yana Cosmetics)
Michelle Ogbonna – Latestsale
Nicola Millington – Kind Of Blue Media
Charita Jones – Momma Cherri’s Soul Food Shack

Best Creative Business(sponsored by CIDA)
Natasha Faith & Semhal Zemikael – La Diosa
Abiola Ajayi-Obe – Smartz Chartz
Anita Grant – Anita Grant

Make Your Mark: Young Entrepreneur of the Year(sponsored by The Make Your Mark campaign)
Lisa Newton – Boogles
Jessica Huie – Color Blind Cards
Angel Smith – Shoe Lagoon

The Precious Entrepreneur of the Year (sponsored by Pearson)
To be announced on the night

Inspiring Leader Within The Workplace (sponsored by Pera)
To be announced on the night

Region: All
Start Date: 12/11/2008
End Date: 12/11/2007
Start Time: 17.30 to 20.30
Venue: The Penguin Building
Venue Address: 10 th Floor, 80 The Strand
Website: http://www.preciousonline.co.uk
Press Tickets: Not Available
Sponsorship: Not Available
Press Tickets:
Name: Foluke Akinlose
Phone: 07956439990