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Join us for the first PRECIOUS Nights of 2019! PRECIOUS Nights is a monthly event that gives you the opportunity to hear previous PRECIOUS Award winners share the highs, lows and lessons of their business journey, give actionable tips and advice. Each event features a panel of previous PRECIOUS Awards winners sharing their insights and top-tips. It's about storytelling, connecting and community in a unique atmosphere of collaboration and motivation. Come and be inspired and build your network with new contacts and friends. Join us. Early Bird tickets are £10 and include a networking drinks reception. Meet the panel Collette Philip Collette Philip is the founder of Brand by Me, a brand meets strategy consultancy that helps ambitious organisations build BRILLIANT brands that win business and achieve social change and impact. Before setting up Brand by Me in 2016, Collette spent over 15 years creating strategy and communication for global brands. She started life in advertising, working on major household names such as Starburst, McDonald's, Always, Veet and Clearasil. She moved to children's charity, Barnardo's, where she transformed the organisation’s brand through hard-hitting and effective brand campaigns. At Everything Everywhere the UK’s biggest telco, she was responsible for the strategy on the T-Mobile brand and was part of the core team who developed and launched EE, the UK's first 4G network. Finally, she led a global rebrand for a little-known animal charity called WSPA, reinventing the organisation as World Animal Protection. Brand by Me won the Creative Business of the Year category at the 12th Annual PRECIOUS Awards. Kameese Davis Kameese Davis is the founder of Nylah, a brand that creates safe and effective natural hair care solutions. She named the brand after her daughter Nylah, to serve as a constant reminder that her key driver is to set a good example for her children. Nylah is o keen to be at the forefront of challenging the negative stereotypes attached to afro hair and removing some of the frustrations often associated with product discovery and accessibility. Her ethos is that there is beauty in diversity, which should be celebrated. When not working on her brand, Kameese is also the Senior Director for Empowering Communities, a CIC which delivers cultural comprehension training to small and large organisations. Nylah won the Happy Hair category at the 2019 PRECIOUS Lifestyle Awards. Lotwina Farodoye Lotwina is a multi-award-winning businesswoman, sought-after public speaker and business consultant. A regular contributor to television and radio, she encourages people to unleash their potential and pursue their business dreams. After working in the corporate business world for several years Lotwina was made redundant at the height of the recession in 2008. This knockback was the impetus for her to start her own business. Lotwina's new enterprise rapidly took off, and her brand of natural fruit bars achieved nationwide distribution within the major supermarkets and of natural fruit bars which achieved nationwide distribution with major supermarkets including Sainsburys and Waitrose, thousands of independent shops across Britain as well as globally online, enabling Lotwina to sell her business after just three years. Since then, Lotwina has continually been asked how she managed to achieve this in such a short period of time. This prompted her to write a bare-all book. Fruitful Business: How to Start a Business Now! Lotwina won the SME Busines of the Year at the 5th Annual PRECIOUS Awards.