Finalists Announced for 2009 PRECIOUS Awards

Finalists Announced for 2009 PRECIOUS Awards

The finalists have been announced for this years PRECIOUS Awards, sponsored by Pearson plc, which celebrate women of colour in business and leadership.

The winners will be announced at the Awards ceremony, hosted by leading entrepreneur Jessica Huie and top business coach, Rasheed Ogunlaru and kicks off Global Entrepreneurship Week on Monday 16 November.

Foluke Akinlose, the founder of The PRECIOUS Awards says, “I am delighted to be able to showcase the achievements of these inspirational women. It’s been a tough time for the UK economy recently, yet I feel the vital contribution these businesses and women within the workplace make to UK plc, is truly something to celebrate.’

Abu Bundu-Kamara, Diversity Manager, Pearson PLC says, “Pearson is proud to be the headline sponsor of the 2009 Precious Awards celebrating the achievements of women of colour in business. Pearson, the world’s largest educational publisher is committed to diversity and inclusion, creativity and bravery in business, values which these awards celebrate. ‘

Now in their third year, The PRECIOUS Awards are supported by a diverse range of stakeholders, businesses and charities throughout the UK that include David Cameron, Social Enterprise London and Nicolas Clegg.

The PRECIOUS Awards 2009 Finalists

Best Start Up Business sponsored by Her Business

Joanne Crossley
Business: Fair Essentials

Abenaa Pokuaa
Business: Ohema Ohene

Mona Parekh
Business: Orissa Cosmetics

Best Creative Business sponsored by The Cultural Leadership Programme

Ayebia Clarke
Business: Ayebia Clarke Publishing Limited

Melissa Leon
Business: Melissa Leon

Vaishali Shah

Best Service Business sponsored by Shell African Network

Yvonne Ottley-Awuah
Business: The Simply Fab Company

Vanessa N. Hutchinson
Business: Mahoe Café

Jenni Asiama
Business: Ama Consultancy

Best Ethical Business sponsored by Social Enterprise London

Ida Horner
Business: Ethnic Supplies Ltd

Lola Atkins
Business: EWAV WORKS

Leila Thomas
Business: Urban Synergy Community Interest

Best Online Business sponsored by Sharan

Amaka Olateju
Business: WuChi by Maks

Business: Yoga Stick Men

Catherine Marche-Speirs
Business: Catherine Marche

Best Business Sponsored by BIPC

Joanne Behari
Home Jane

Sonia Ramanah
Business: StreetVibes Youth

Vanessa Hutchinson
Business: Mahoe Café

Amaka Olateju
Business: WuChi by Maks

Young Entrepreneur of the Year sponsored by Enterprise UK

Jessica Elliot
Business: JS Dance Factory

Abenaa Pokuaa
Business: Ohema Ohene

Yvonne Ottley-Awuah
Business: The Simply Fab Company

Inspiring leaders within the Workplace

Nadia Denton
Director, bfm International Film Festival

Radiah Andre Binns
Chief of Naval Staff- Influence-Assistant Head Ministry of Defence

Kehinde Brown
Talent Manager – Noel Gay Management

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Name: Foluke Akinlose
Phone: 07956439990