2014 Finalists

Meet our exceptional 2014 finalists across all six categories.

Black British Business Person of the Year

Dr Margaret Casely-Hayford CBE

Chairman, Action Aid UK

Arts and Media

Winner

Darcus Beese OBE

Senior Leader
Winner

Joanna Abeyie MBE

Rising Star
Finalist

Arit Eminue MBE

Senior Leader
Finalist

Kenneth Olumuyiwa Tharp CBE

Senior Leader
Finalist

Barbara Njau

Rising Star
Finalist

Sebastian Thiel

Rising Star

Consumer and Luxury

Winner

Wilfred Emmanuel -Jones MBE

Senior Leader

Winner

Timi Dorgu

Rising Star
Finalist

Constance Jackson

Senior Leader
Finalist

Tumi Soyinka

Senior Leader
Finalist

Fioye Akinsola

Rising Star
Finalist

Ike Sikuade

Rising Star

Entrepreneur

Winner

Piers Linney

Senior Leader
Winner

Philip Poku

Rising Star
Finalist

Andrew Osayemi

Senior Leader
Finalist

Michael Barrington-Hibbert

Senior Leader
Finalist

Linda Mutunga

Senior Leader
Finalist

Stefan Knight

Rising Star

Financial Services

Winner

Professor Trevor Williams

Senior Leader
Winner

Lorraine Wright MBE

Rising Star
Finalist

Diane Greenidge

Senior Leader
Finalist

Pamela Hutchinson OBE

Senior Leader
Finalist

Funke Omisore

Rising Star
Finalist

Jennifer Mensah

Rising Star

Infrastructure and Manufacturing

Winner

David Waboso CBE

Senior Leader
Winner

Jim Lenga-Kroma

Rising Star
Finalist

Dr Nelson Ogunshakin OBE

Senior Leader
Finalist

Myrtle Dawes

Senior Leader
Finalist

Naomi Williams- Taylor

Rising Star
Finalist

Tobi Lawal

Rising Star

Professional Services

Winner

Tom Shropshire

Senior Leader
Winner

Chike Eduputa

Rising Star
Finalist

Dr Margaret Casely-Hayford CBE

Senior Leader
Finalist

Trevor James

Senior Leader
Finalist

Alieu Fofanah

Rising Star
Finalist

Melba Mwanje

Rising Star

STEM

Science, Engineering, Mathematics and Technology
Winner

Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock

Senior Leader
Winner

Anne-Marie Imafidon MBE

Rising Star
Finalist

Dr Uchenna Okoye

Senior Leader
Finalist

Dr Rashada Harry

Senior Leader
Finalist

Tunji Akintokun MBE

Senior Leader
Finalist

Amie Samba

Rising Star
Finalist

Sonny Kombo

Rising Star