Nominations are now open for the 2014 PRECIOUS Awards. The Awards highlight and celebrate the many successes of Britain’s women of colour while at the same time creating role models for the next generation.
The founder of PRECIOUS Awards Foluke Akinlose was awarded an MBE in 2010 for her work in recognising and supporting women of colour in business and work.
The awards have been instrumental in informing the business community and driving change.
In a message to support the PRECIOUS Awards last year, Prime Minister David Cameron wrote: “I am delighted once again to give my support to the PRECIOUS Awards and to congratulate those who use their talent and initiative to start a business. Your awards will help to create great role models for others to follow. This is vital work and you have my full support. “
Simon Walker, Director General of the Institute of Directors (IoD) said they were delighted to support this year’s PRECIOUS Awards.
“Entrepreneurs are the lifeblood of this country’s economy and we are very much looking forward to hearing about all the vibrant businesses set up by the Awards’ entrants. The IoD is firmly convinced that diversity is essential to strong corporate decision making and to strengthening the economy as a whole. We look forward to welcoming the Award winners to the IoD”
The deadline for nominations is 5th September 2014. Click here to nominate your candidate.
The awards ceremony will take place at the Institute of Directors, PALL MALL, on 22nd October 2014, during the Black History Month.