2016 Black British Business Awards

bbbaA belated congratulations to all the fantastic finalists and winners at the 2016 Black British Business Awards, which took place on the 6th of October. I was especially delighted that Chichi Nwanoku MBE, founder of the brilliant Chineke Orchestra (with whom I’m pictured below) won the Business Person of the Year award.

chichiThank you again to Dennis Owusu-Sem of Success Talks for his hospitality.

Please Help To Stop Job Cuts At National Grid

Dear Colleagues
I am emailing to ask you to help save 189 vital jobs in the North East of England at National Grid’s Newcastle office. National Grid are threatening to close their Newcastle operation and offshore the work to low wage economies such as India. This comes despite National Grid making a massive profit of nearly £3billion, a 12% rise from the previous year, and being able to find thousands of pounds to pay for a Senior Executive to park his Ferrari in a dehumidified garage.
GMB is fighting to stop these job cuts and have launched a campaign to keep the Newcastle operation open. Please visit www.nationalgreed.co.uk and sign the No.10 petition, contribute your views to the blog and support the campaign to save jobs in this time of major recession.
Many thanks for your time and help.
Gary Smith
GMB National Secretary

Fancy Becoming a Radio Producer?

Point Blank, a wonderful music education college that specialises in working with disenfranchised young people, are running a free one week accredited Radio Production course between 23rd – 27th March and still have a number of spaces available.

The course will be run in either Hackney or Leytonstone.

Funding is available to assist with travel expenses.

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