The City turned out to celebrate the achievements of the black British community last night at the Black British Business Awards (BBBA), an event in its third year backed by the Prime Minister and the mayor of London.
Albertha Charles, partner at PwC, was awarded financial services Leader of the Year, while Carolann Edwards, Global Director of Learning and Organisational Development, at Norton Rose Fulbright was named professional services Leader of the Year.
Bernard Adjei, lead project manager, Lloyds Banking Group, and Jeremy Boon, chief of staff, Analytics & Information Management, Deloitte were crowned as rising stars in financial services and professional services respectively.
Andrew Ramroop, creative director and Master Tailor at Maurice Sedwell Ltd on Savile Row walked away with the top award of the night, winning Black British Business Person of the Year.
Melanie Eusebe, chair and co-founder of the BBBA, commented: “We are thrilled to be celebrating the wealth of talented exceptional business people as winners of the 2017 awards.
"From creative entrepreneurs to seasoned bankers, the BBBAwards continue to uncover a healthy pipeline of role models who are breaking through stereotypes and changing the game for UK Industry."