Features - Awards Overview
Announced at Precious Lifestyle Awards 2018
Published on July 27, 2018
Held at Google’s headquarters in Central London, the inaugural Precious Lifestyle Awards saw some of the most creative British women of colour awarded for their enterprise.
The diverse range of finalists included months-old start-up entrepreneurs, women challenging the status quo and mothers with their children in tow. Each one reflecting excellence from across the creative sectors from hair and beauty, literature and podcast to fitness and innovation.
Hosted by columnist and blogger Lisa Bent, the event began with an opening speech from publicist turned author, Jessica Huie MBE, who spoke about the importance of staying connected to one’s purpose setting the tone of what would be an empowering evening full of magical moments that echoed the sentiments of both womanhood and sisterhood.
Special guests presenting the awards included Precious Lifestyle awards judges Keysha Davis, editor of Black Hair magazine, broadcasting queen, Angie Greaves, PR & Communications consultant, Iola C. Williams and Analytical Storyteller, Suki Fuller.
Precious Lifestyle Awards founder, Foluke Akinlose MBE commented:
“Huge congratulations to all our winners. The success of the event is a testament to the creativity, talent, and innovation that exists among British women of colour.”
Women of colour are some of the most creative individuals in the world yet so often their stories, brands and products are overlooked. It’s an honour to champion these achievements and share these wonderfully rich, success stories. I look forward to growing this new strand of the PRECIOUS family.”
And the winners for the Precious Lifestyle Awards 2018 are…
Must Read of the Year sponsored by Literally PR –
The Brighton Mermaid by Dorothy Koomson
Fitness Queen of the Year –
The Ravishing Skincare Award –
The Afro Hair & Skin Co.
Yum in my Tum Award –
Radiant Health Product of the Year –
Fab Accessories Brand of the Year –
The Happy Hair Brand Award –
Podcast of the Year –
Black Magic Podcast
Fabulous Salon of the Year –
Radiant London Salon
Social Butterfly of the Year sponsored by Everyday Froday –
The Innovation Award –
Natural Nubian Dolls
We encourage you to check out these award-winning brands and support them where possible.
at the British Library |May edition
Published on April 25, 2019
PRECIOUS Nights provide an opportunity to hear previous PRECIOUS Award winners and finalists share the highs lows and lessons of their business journey, give actionable tips and advice. It’s about storytelling, connecting and community in a unique atmosphere of collaboration and motivation.
Meet our panel!
Naphtaly Maria Zimmerman
Naphtaly is the founder of Well-being Brand NaphtalyWorld & ManjeKrioyo. a Haitian – Curaçaoan inspired catering brand.
Naphtaly developed a deep interest in herbal medicine, aromatherapy and a passion for health and well-being. She came to London and obtained a degree in Psychology and is now a health & wellness coach,
In 2016 she created NaphtalyWorld which provide skincare products and home fragrances that release essential oils to make your house smell like a spa.
The brand won the Radiant Health product of the Year at the PRECIOUS Lifestyle Award in 2018.
Michela and Lois Wilson
Michela and Lois Wilson.are sisters and co-founders of Saint Aymes, a brand with a mission to make every moment beautiful, by creating luxury, enchanting artisan chocolates, that are hand painted with 23ct gold, enriched with opulent colour and inspired by artistic greats.
Since the launch of Saint Aymes in Oct 2016, they are now stocked in Fenwick Bond Street, Central London. The Fenwick Newcastle Flagship store, a few independent UK boutiques and in Selfridges, London.
In 2018 they opened a luxury cafe in Connaught Village, London sering lattes sprinkled with 24-carat edible gold marsh-mallow infused hot drinks and Marie Antoinette cookie-and-white chocolate bites, the cafe has since been hailed as the most beautiful cafe in London.
St Aymes won the PRECIOUS Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2017.
NaphtalyWorld Colourful Radio
Airtime 9am on July 31st 2019
Our Founder @naphtaly_zimmerman was featured on the @ColourfulRadio this morning @thebusinessmixshow talking about her two brands @naphtalyworld & @manjekrioyo
It was our first radio show experience and a great opportunity . You can listen to the whole show 🏾 via Tune in here http://tun.in/seAKq via the Colourful Radio website here
http://www.colourfulradio.com/presenter/tbm (just click 'podcast', press play and enjoy)
Thank you @thebusinessmixshow for having (Chrissy & Rachael)