Saturday, October 8, 2016

Sergio A. Mims: EveningStandard: Black Business Awards given to rising stars [Including Double Bassist Chi-chi Nwanoku]

EveningStandard: Double bassist Chi-chi Nwanoku has been named Black British Business Person of 2016 Adrian Weinbrecht/BBC

Sergio A. Mims forwards this article:



Thursday 6 October 2016

An orthopaedic surgeon, a screenwriter and a musician were today named among the winners at the 2016 Black British Business Awards.

The ceremony, at the Grange St Paul’s Hotel, honours the members of the black business community and is backed by the Evening Standard.
The awards, in their third year, celebrate leaders and rising stars in the financial services, media and arts, professional services, science and technology and consumer and luxury goods sectors, as well as entrepreneurs.
The Image award went to consultant orthopaedic surgeon Samantha Zoisa Tross. The judges praised her “record of excellence that has made a lasting and positive contribution to the reflection of people of African and Caribbean heritage in Britain”.
Bloomberg’s black professionals community was presented with the Network Impact award for championing diversity and inclusion throughout the organisation, while judges chose double bassist Chi-chi Nwanoku as Black British Business Person of 2016.

She founded the Chineke! Foundation, which provides career opportunities to young black and minority ethnic classical musicians in the UK and Europe.

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