Nelson Ogunshakin is finalist in Black British Business Awards

ACE chief executive Nelson Ogunshakin has been shortlisted in the first ever Black British Business Awards which take place in October. He is a finalist for leader of the year in the infrastructure and manufacturing category.

Other finalists in the infrastructure leader category are Centrica E&P (UK and Netherlands) director of projects Myrtle Dawes and London Underground capital programmes director David Waboso – also a regular columnist for

The Black British Business Awards is the only Awards programme to celebrate exceptional performance and outstanding achievements of black people in businesses in Great Britain. The inaugural ceremony takes place at start of Black History Month on 2 October at the Grange City Hotel, Tower Hill in London. 

Supported and endorsed by Prime Minister David Cameron, deputy prime minister Nick Clegg and business secretary Vince Cable, the BBB Awards are intended uncover inspirational role models; ambassadors who represent the very best talent in organisations across various sectors in the British economy. 

The aim is to promote a good understanding of the economic contributions and potential of the Black community within the workforce, in the boardroom, and as a key customer segment.

In the infrastructure rising star category the finalists are: Tobi Lawal, business development manager, BP;  Jim Lenga-Kroma, human resources graduate, RWE npower; Naomi Williams-Taylor, business development associate, Metro Design Consultants.

Other categories are financial services, fast moving consumer goods, media and the arts, professional services, STEM and entrepreneur of the year.

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