It was a night to remember at the Be Mogul Business Awards on 22nd November when the brightest entrepreneurs from the African and Caribbean community proudly stepped out to celebrate their achievements.
Sponsored by Nat West, the Be Mogul Biannual Awards held its first event in 2016 and it has certainly come a long way in shining a light on black business in UK.
A total of twenty five finalists were put forward for the big award. The businesses ranged from tech companies, business consultancies, catering and food specialists to enterprises in the health and creative sectors.
The brainchild of Mavis Amankwah from Rich Visions Small Business Enterprises, the ceremony reflects her tireless efforts to promote entrepreneurship and businesses from Black and Ethnic Minority (BAME) communities.
“Sometimes Africans and Caribbeans can be perceived as financially inept and only seek short term reward without adequate investment in the future and in the next generation.” She said.
“The entrepreneurs we feature continue to lead and inspire future entrepreneurs. It is on this basis the BE Mogul has come to be such an integral part of the business awards calendar.” she announced triumphantly during her opening speech.
In the end it was Maureen Mbondia of Dravens Healthcare who was given the BE Mogul accolade. The judges were impressed with her feat of turning over £500,000 in her first year of business and employing over twenty staff members since she started in 2016.
In truth, any of the selected nominees were deserving of the BE Mogul prize. They all told stories of triumph over adversity and displayed the grit and determination to succeed. We congratulate all those featured as well as the organisers and sponsors dedicated to promoting the brightest and best in our business community!
For more about the BE Mogul Awards visit: www.richvisionssb.co.uk