who are the people who support our Awards?

CEWE connects women entrepreneurs with a trusted network of business specialists. Through networking events, seminars and mentoring, CEWE and our expert partners offer a wealth of advice, contacts and opportunities to help women build their business. We encourage women entrepreneurs to share their knowledge and experience to support CEWE Logo Imagethe next generation of women entrepreneurs. For more information about how you can get involved with CEWE, see www.uel.ac.uk/cewe and follow uel_cewe on twitter

CEWE is delighted to be working with the Precious Awards and sponsoring the prestigious 2012 “Business of the Year” Award. CEWE understands the value of entrepreneurs identifying and celebrating their success and using this to push their business to the next level.

The Tabernacle Church is based near the centre of Lewisham in the South East of London, England. Under the senior leadership 'The Tab', as the church is affectionately known, has been transformed into a trans-generational and multi-cultural church with a relevant message expressed in a relative way.

Today The Tabernacle stands as a 21st Century church positively impacting the generation in which we live with a real message of hope and has been quoted as being one of the fastest growing churches in the South London area. http://www.thetab.org.uk/

Reed Smith is a global relationship law firm, with more than 1,700 lawyers in 23 offices throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the United States.

Founded in 1877, the firm represents leading international businesses from FTSE 100 corporations to mid-market and emerging enterprises. Its lawyers provide litigation and other dispute resolution services in multi-jurisdictional and high-stake matters, deliver regulatory counsel, and execute the full range of strategic domestic and cross-border transactions. Reed Smith is a preeminent advisor to industries including financial services, life sciences, health care, energy and natural resources, advertising, technology and media, shipping, real estate, manufacturing, and education. For more information, visit http://www.reedsmith.com.

Rockstar Start up Loans is a part of the Rockstar Group the UK’s largest entrepreneurial mentoring organisation.

Rockstar Start up Loans have produced a market leading programme for entrepreneurs aged 30+ to support them through principle ideation to enterprise creation and furthermore accelerated growth and investment.

Rockstar Start up Loans firmly believe in giving every business idea an opportunity to be developed and through the process entrepreneurs get to build experience, confidence, a winning network and a sustainable business.


Jessica Huie founded the award-winning multi-racial greeting card and gift company Colorblind Cards in 2007, and  made history as the first company to secure a presence for a black card range in the UK high street in 2008. Jessica had been on a mission to find a card featuring a black princess for her then seven year old daughter Monet, and inspired by the high-street’s lack of black or brown super-heroes and princesses, Colorblind Cards was born. Within six months the range were stocked in 100 branches of Clinton Cards, numerous independents, Moonpig.com and secured distribution in the US, Barbados, South Africa and Bermuda.

Jessica’s  passion for the success of Colorblind Cards has always had more to do with the social importance of a high-street and media which is representative of our community than just selling birthday cards. The ethos of Colorblind is that all children access to positive images which reflect their identity and nurture a sense of self love and pride in their identity. www.colorblindcards.com


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Body & Soul is a charity promoting the respect, dignity and wellbeing of children,teenagers, adults and families living with and affected by HIV in an environment of aspiration. Our charity’s approach is grounded in responsive, expert programming with the aim of maximising choices and pathways for achievement and continuous learning.

We believe everyone has the right to live happily and healthily. We aim to counteract the devastation of an HIV positive diagnosis with strategies to reduce isolation and stress; improve health and well being; promote active lives and create a voice for human rights.