Wednesday, 18 November 2009
- Unique entrepreneurial awards ceremony for woman of colour recognises EWAV Works -
Monday 16th November, 2009: EWAV Works won the Best Ethical Business at The PRECIOUS Awards 2009, an annual awards ceremony for inspirational and entrepreneurial women of colour. The PRECIOUS Awards are currently in their third year and are open to all female business owners of colour from any sector.
The award for Lola Atkins was won by EWAV Works as in recognition of the businesses outstanding effort within the industry. For five years since Hackney based-EWAV Works was launched they have continued to be one of the communities powerhouses for the young by providing a range of activities in Animation and Motion Images for young people from a variety of backgrounds and young offenders. They have provided an environment where young people are motivated and encouraged to maximise their potential and take hold of their destinies.
Lola Atkins, Director EWAV Works commented, “We are extremely delighted to have won the PRECIOUS Awards for Best Ethical Business 2009. This award recognises 5 years of hard work and determination, and perseverance regardless of the challenges and difficulties EWAV Works experienced over the years.
Foluke Akinlose, the founder of The PRECIOUS Awards says, “The PRECIOUS Awards are about recognising and honouring the success women of colour have achieved. I am delighted that EWAV Works has won the awards for Best Ethical Business - they are a thoroughly deserving winner.”
The judging panel for the Precious Awards 2009 includes one of the UK’s leading Black Entrepreneurs Joy Nichols, director and chief executive of CMB2 Group Limited and Sandra Kerr, National Director of Race for Opportunity. They are joined by Desiree Fraser, a leading Business growth consultant and Abu Bundu-Kamara, the UK Diversity Manager for Pearson PLC, the events headline sponsors.
Launched by Foluke Akinlose in 1999, Precious Online is the UK’s leading magazine and resource for entrepreneurial women of colour. Precious includes an online magazine, which is viewed by over 80,000 people each month, a growing social network (www.thepreciousnetwork.com), networking events and it’s annual awards ceremony - The PRECIOUS Awards.
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Foluke Akinlose, the founder of The PRECIOUS Awards says, “We are proud to be one of the few awards ceremonies that shines a spotlight on the diverse range of women starting and growing a business in the UK. The PRECIOUS Awards are supported by a diverse range of stakeholders including politicians, businesses and charities throughout the UK. Being nominated carries enormous prestige and credibility as the entrepreneurial community celebrates the achievements of inspirational women of colour.”
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Founded by Foluke Akinlose, the PRECIOUS Awards is the leading awards ceremony celebrating the achievements of inspirational entrepreneurial women of colour who are running businesses in the UK. After 10 years of success as a website and magazine the Awards are celebrating their 3rd year. The Awards are open to all female business owners of colour from any sector, Full details of categories are available online at www.preciousawards.com .