Awards to Recognise Enterprising Women of Colour

Small firms run by women of colour only have two weeks left to enter the British Library’s Precious Awards where winners will receive a "huge marketing boost for their business."

The Awards, which have been endorsed by both David Cameron and Nick Clegg, are seeking inspirational BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) female entrepreneurs running businesses of all sizes in the UK.

Endorsing the awards, the Prime Minister said:

"It’s great to read of the impact which the Awards have had on previous winners. I’m sure that their stories will help to inspire others and that the achievements of this year’s nominees will have the same effect"

Online magazine and business network Precious Online founder, Foluke Akinlose said: "Being able to call your business award ‘winning’ is a huge boost in terms of marketing and PR. Previous winners such as La Diosa have benefited from the visibility, going on to win further awards and even having their jewellery worn by Sarah Brown.

"We’re looking for small business owners who are visibly showing that women of colour are contributing directly to the economy," she added.

Small firms are eligible to enter all nine award categories, which include Start??“Up Business of the Year and Young Entrepreneur of the Year.

There is a £1 entry fee, and applicants can download an entry form from the website. All entries must be received before 6pm on Monday 20 September.

For more information about the Awards and to download the application form, visit the Precious Awards website

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