Winner of 11 business and community awards, featured in 200+ media titles, named as one of the most influential people in PR 2009-2015

Rich Visions: My Highs and Lows of 2013

Posted on 2nd January 14'

I remember this time last year, painting a picture of everything that had happened during 2012.

 

Now I am here again asking myself where has the time gone. We are already in the New Year and in order to plan for 2014, it is important that we reflect on everything that has been accomplished in 2013.

 

For me last year has been a roller coaster but there are so many accomplishments I have to be grateful for:

 

Business Assignments

Over the last 12 months myself and the team won contracts, projects and campaigns from these great companies to name a few:-

The Start Up Loans Company,MoneyGram, Barclays, Hammersmith and Fulham Council, Lycamobile, Lebara, Afro Hair,

Awards/Accolades

It’s always a great feeling to know that your work is being rewarded or recognized

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  • I have my very own Wikipedia page
  • I was nominated for the Great British Entrepreneurs award in October
  • I was presented an award from the Junior Chamber of Commerce’s 10 outstanding young people
  • I was named as one of 100 most successful Ghanaians in the UK
  • For the sixth consecutive year I was included in PR Week’s PowerBook as one of the most influential people in PR

 

Media

I have been featured in over 150 media titles and still counting. I am always finding ways I can shout about my work.

 

Pleasures Magazine (Ghana)

  • Pleasure Magazine – 100 most successful Ghanaians in the UK.
  • The Newham Recorder – Great British Entrepreneur nomination
  • The Trumpet Newspaper – Women for Mentoring Campaign
  • The Wharf – Skills Day mention
  • Sporah Show – Interview with Sporah
  • Voice of Africa Radio – Live show
  • Making of a Mogul – Mavis Amankwah
  • Diva Scribe  –  Business tips and advice

 

Charity Work

Working closely with the community, I first hand know how important it is to give back

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  • Worked with MoneyGram to give school kits to primary schools within the Hackney and Newham borough
  • Hosted a Pink Friday for Breast Cancer Care
  • Put on an inspirational workshop for the Taylor Bennett PR Graduates scheme
  • Participated in 5 mile run for National Lottery at the Olympic Stadium in Stratford
  • Presented an award at Black Business Initiative Awards
  • Exhibited at Business Show 2013 

Speaking Engagements 

One of the things I love most is public speaking engagements and last year I was invited to speak at various seminars, dinner events and ceremonies on business, entrepreneurship, start up loans , marketing and PR as well as sharing some personal and sentimental moments in my life!

 

Diva Visions

A premier business club ensuring ladies are fully equipped with tools to help them in their career or if they would like to start a business

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 Business in Heels at the Strand Palace Hotel

  • As the CEO of Diva Visions I was privileged to be at the clubs spectacular events which included Afternoon Tea and Business In Heels at the Strand Palace Hotel

     

Networking

 

Myself and Sophie Lau from 2013’s The Apprentice

  • Met David Gold, worked with James Caan and Sophie Lau was invited to speak at our Skills Day event.

 

Rich Visions Team

I have a wonderful team who sometimes deserves to be treated for all their hard work

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Team Away Day – Chocolate MakingStaff Away Day

  • Other events the team had fun at included staff birthdays, Ladies Day at Ascot, Drinks at Caribbean Scene, Bowling and Go Karting

 

My Personal Life

Things you may not know about me

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  • My son Tevin turned 18
  • My daughter Tyarna turned 13
  • Celebrated my 39th birthday
  • Celebrated 17 years of marriage and 20 years of love
  • Became a godmother to my beautiful goddaughter Freya Therese
  • My cousin Rachael and close friend Xaviere both got married
  • Made time within my busy schedule to visit St Lucia, Amsterdam and had the opportunity to spend Christmas in Ghana (after 5 long years of not seeing my motherland)

Even though last year was  a blast!  There were also some low points during the year that were been unplanned, untimely and unexpected the most traumatic of all was the sudden death of my communications manager Ruth Kagua (who died on 5th September) who worked with the company for over 9 years , apart from working with me, Ruth was my soul mate, my second husband and to date I am still grieving…

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Rest in Peace, Ruth Kagua