Rising Star alumni Elizabeth Uviebinene recognised at The Black British Business Awards

Elizabeth Uviebinene

Rising Star alumni Elizabeth Uviebinene has been recognised as an Arts & Media Rising Star at The Black British Business Awards.

Uviebinene was recognised alongside her co-author, Yomi Adegoke, for their book, Slay In Your Lane. Uviebinene won a Rising Star Award in 2018 in the PR, Communications & Marketing category.

The Black British Business Awards (BBBAwards) are the only premium awards programme to celebrate both the exceptional performance and outstanding achievements of black professionals and entrepreneurs in global, small and medium enterprises operating in Great Britain.

Over the last six years, it has grown into a powerful change agent for the wider BAME talent agenda, creating a hub where businesses share ideas and take away concrete actions to create working environments for all talented individuals to succeed.

This list recognises the rising stars and senior leaders who represent the frontrunners of the UK’s vibrant business sector. These include figureheads in STEM, innovative entrepreneurs and top corporate professionals in international institutions.

For the sixth year in a row, the BBBAwards’s have provided a spotlight on the breadth of impact black professionals have provided to our economy. By transcending stereotypes and challenging unconscious bias, the awards highlight not only the need to have diverse voices within every business, but the financial contribution this provides to organisations.

Amongst the other winners recognised, Gisela Abbam, Chair of British Science Association, was awarded the Black British Businessperson of the Year; Teresa Owusu-Adjei, Partner, PwC, was awarded the Professional Services Leader of the Year; and Jamelia Donaldson, Founder, Treasure Tress was awarded the Entrepreneur Rising Star.

Speaking about the awards, Melanie Eusebe, Chair and Co-Founder of the Black British Business Awards said, “I am enormously proud of the winning talent in this year’s BBBAwards and to be able to showcase such a versatile range of business excellence.”

“Huge congratulations to Gisela Abbam, our Businessperson of the Year who’s been a key player in implementing science at the heart of society and culture.”

“Creative excellence has also shone through this year, with Sharon Watson giving a stage to underrepresented voices in the arts, and Aicha Mckenzie changing the modelling landscapes idea of beauty.”

“I wish all the winners the greatest success in their onward journey.”

Discover all the winner’s here.

Alison Simpson
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Alison is the Digital Content Editor for WeAreTheCity. She has a BA Honours degree in Journalism and History from the University of Portsmouth. She has previously worked in the marketing sector and in a copywriting role. Alison’s other passions and hobbies include writing, blogging and travelling.

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