The PRECIOUS Awards 2010 Presenters:

We got such great feedback about the chemistry between our presenters Rasheed and Jessica and the audience at the PRECIOUS Awards 2009 we asked them to come back and do it all again.

Rasheed Ogunlaru, leading life coach, motivational speaker and business / corporate coach.

Rasheed's career spans 16 years in coaching, training, media, performance and strategy. His clients include entertainers, entrepreneurs, politicians, professionals, organisations and the public. Rasheed regularly appears in media including appearances on BBC and ITV News and as an expert for Precious Online.

Rasheed is an inspiring public speaker - uniquely popular on the business, spiritual and personal development circuits. Rasheed the business coach partner of the British Library where he runs Making it as an Entrepreneur, an inspiring workshop for new and growing businesses. He is author of The Gift of Inner Success and Co-author of A Zest for Business.

His unique ‘become who you are’ approach enables people of all backgrounds to achieve greater success, performance, confidence and happiness - from within. As such he is widely considered Precious Awards 2009 imageone of the UK’s leading specialists on achieving lasting inner fulfilment.

Image right shows left to right: PRECIOUS founder Foluke Akinlose, with co-presenters Rasheed Ogunlaru and Jessica Huie at the PRECIOUS Awards 2009

Jessica Huie, CEO Colorblind Cards Ltd and Founder JH Public Relations Ltd.

Jessica Huie founded Colorblind Cards in May 2006 having recognised a complete absence of greeting cards featuring non-Caucasian children/adults in the high street. Within nine months Colorblind cards was on the shelves of 100 branches of Clinton cards.

In 2007 Jessica won the Enterprising Young Brit award, and subsequently caught the eye of the Prime Minister Gordon Brown who invited her to No.10 Downing street to advise the PM of how to create a more enterprising Britain. America’s largest card distributor found Colorblind cards and the range is now particularly popular in Washington!

In 2008 Jessica founded JH Public Relations following a successful ten-year career in media (working for Max Clifford for 7 of them). In 2008 the Observer newspaper named Jessica as an "entrepreneur to watch” and The Evening Standard voted her third in the "Britain's most inspirational Entrepreneurs" Awards. Jessica won both the "Best Business" and "Entrepreneur of the year" at the Precious Awards in 2007.

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


The British Library Business & IP Centre

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The Social Enterprise Coalition

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