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Learn about The Precious Awards 2009

Learn about The Precious Awards 2008

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Quotes from past Precious Awards events:

David Cameron:

"Last year's awards clearly made a lasting impression, and it's great to read the testimonies of those whose work was recognised. I am sure this year's event will be another memorable occasion."

Baroness Amos:

"I would like to congratulate all the finalists in the Precious Awards. It is so important that we celebrate the talent and achievements in our community. Black and Asian women are contributing more and more to the British economy particularly in business. I wish you all well. Have a wonderful evening."

Nick Clegg:

"I’m so impressed by the dedication and hard work required to be a successful entrepreneur; I hope you are all very proud of your achievements. I was so pleased to see the variety of achievements embodied by the different award categories, recognising creativity, social business, young people, and enterprise on the are all great examples to your colleagues and peers."

Hazel Blears:

"I want to congratulate all those who’ve been nominated in the Precious Awards 2008. This is a fantastic opportunity to recognise and celebrate some truly incredible achievements. And of course, these nominees represent just the tip of the iceberg. There are literally hundreds of thousands of creative, dynamic and passionate Black and Asian business women. Not only do their businesses make an important – and growing – contribution to the economy, they also offer a truly inspiring example to the next generation of entrepreneurs. I know that many of last year’s finalists have gone on to even bigger and better things, and wish this years nominees similar success in the future. "


From Precious, Dec 2010

The Precious Awards 2010
Headline Sponsor :
The British Library Business & IP Centre

Precious awards brochure imageVisit to find out more.
Download the Official Ceremony Brochure pdf here.

The British Library Business & IP Centre in London supports entrepreneurs, inventors and small businesses from that first spark of inspiration to successfully launching and developing a business. Visit the website here.

The PRECIOUS Awards was founded to celebrate the achievements of inspirational entrepreneurial women of colour who are running businesses in the UK. The Awards are about recognising success and inspiring other women of colour to launch their own business. We also recognise women in the workplace with the PRECIOUS Leadership within the Workplace Award. We are proud to applaud and highlight enterprise and innovation amongst some of the brightest stars contributing to UK plc.

The Awards took place on:- Monday 8 November 2010 at The British Library, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB

[Special guests, winners announced live, networking, drinks and canapés, goody bags and more.]

David Cameron summed up the power and influence that your stories have in his tribute to the women honoured at The PRECIOUS Awards 2009:
"It is great to read of the impact which the Awards have had on previous winners, I am sure that their stories will help to inspire others and that the achievements of this year's nominees will have the same effect". David Cameron | UK Prime Minister


2010 Winners and Finalists Announced

The PRECIOUS Awards 2010 is celebrating your stories this year. Congratulations to our Precious Finalists and Winners! and Thanks to all our Sponsors, Supporters and Partners

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Start-Up Business Of The Year:
Sponsored By Urban Inclusion

WINNER: Janet M Banks - The Art of Cake -

FINALISTS: Sonia Evelyn - Evelyn Products -
Careeta Robert-Green - Born With A Gift –



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Social Enterprise Business Of The Year:
Sponsored By The Social Enterprise Coalition

WINNER: Marcia Hutchinson MBE - Primary Colours -

FINALISTS: Vanessa Sanyauke - The Rafiki Network –
Lauren Craig - Thinking Flowers -



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Service Business Of The Year:
Sponsored By Ethnic Minority Business Advocacy Network

WINNER: Geeta Sidhu - Nosh Detox -

FINALISTS: Diahanne Rhiney – 15 Degrees
Jo Sealy - To Market –


Creative Business Of The Year:

WINNER: Ola Amoako - Urbantopia -

FINALISTS: Nana Fosu - Fosuism -
Geraldine Mattis – Geraldine Mattis Design -
Ola Amoako - Urbantopia -
Bunmi Olaye - Bunmi Koko Ltd -



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Leadership Within The Workplace:
Sponsored By Race for Opportunity

WINNER: Lydia Frempong - Business Development Manager- Media Trust -

Sonia Dixon MBE – Adult Library Services Co-ordinator - Walsall Libraries –
Farida Anderson MBE - Chief Executive - Partners of Prisoners –



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Young Entrepreneur Of The Year:
Sponsored By Colorblind Cards

WINNER: Bunmi Olaye, Bunmi Olaye Ltd

FINALISTS: Careeta Robert-Green, Lauren Craig



The Precious Entrepreneur Of The Year:

WINNER: Geeta Sidhu - Nosh Detox -



Thanks also to our supporters and partners:

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