Sophia Jackson - finalist in the 2013 Precious Awards

Published: Monday, November 18, 2013 4:36 PM
Ariyon Bakare and Janet Suzman in Dream of The Dog Andrew Boreland, Sophia A Jackson, finalist, Woman in Media category - 2013 Precious Awards, Sharon Jackson and National Peat

Afridiziak Theatre News founder and editor Sophia Jackson was honoured to be a finalist in the Woman in Media category in the 2013 Precious Awards.

Successful women in business and leadership women were celebrated at The 7th Annual PRECIOUS awards on October 24, 2013. The event launched in 2007, shines a light on the entrepreneurial and leadership merits of women of colour in the UK.

Awards were given across various industries including health and beauty, media, mentoring services and entertainment. This year’s Entrepreneur of the Year which celebrates the ‘best of the best’ was awarded to Faye Fasan, founder of Chelsea Day Spa.

PRECIOUS Award Judge Dowshan Humzah said: “Faye’s business is a strong, focused proposition destined for even more growth. The business plays to the strengths of the founder with a deep understanding of the target audience it serves.”

The awards took place in one of London’s most iconic settings: The Waldorf, London. Hosting the event were leading entrepreneur, Jessica Huie, and the official business coach to the British Library, Rasheed Ogunlaru.

Founder of the PRECIOUS Awards, Foluke Akinlose MBE said: ‘It’s vitally important to applaud the achievements of women of colour and their contribution to UK plc. Our finalists and winners are building strong businesses, creating jobs and opportunities for others and making an impact in industry.

I am so proud that the awards act as a wonderful chance to not only encourage aspiring entrepreneurs, but also to act as a catalyst to girls and young women who may consider entering the various industries these brilliant women represent.”

The full list of winners is:

The PRECIOUS Entrepreneur of the Year
Faye Fasan | Chelsea Day Spa | | @ChelseaDaySpa

Woman In Media
Stephanie Busari | Supervising Producer at | @StephanieBusari

Best New Business sponsored by Rockstar Start Up Loans
Pilar Nalwimba | My Social Media PA | | @mysocialmediapa.

The Leadership Award sponsored by Reed Smith
Carlene Firmin | | @carlenefirmin

Social Enterprise of the Year sponsored by The Tabernacle
she is YOU | Caroline Odogwu |

Business of the Year sponsored by CEWE
Diane Dunkley | Founder RM2 Music | | @RM2Music

The PRECIOUS Blogger of the Year sponsored by Pride magazine

The PRECIOUS Man of the Year
Nathaniel Peat | Social Entrepreneur

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