Excellence Awards 2022

On 23rd September 2022, I was presented with an award for excellence at the inaugural Capital City College Group (CCCG) Excellence Awards. This was as a result of being a participant in the entrepreneurship programme Visionnaires. As many as 60 students and apprentices were awarded on the night for their achievements across the various colleges run by CCCG. Read more about the event here.

My award story started in July 2019, when I attended a FREE workshop ‘Start Your Own Business’ which was created by Pablo Lloyd OBE as part of Visionnaires. It was a 4-day workshop that helped me figure out the next steps of building my photography business after I finished my studies. I shared a little about it in this blog post.

When I attended this workshop, I was studying for my MA in Documentary Photography and Photojournalism, but this course hardly teaches you how to run a photography business. As a creative, I know only too well the challenges I have had just getting my photography business up and running and I believe initiatives like this are the way forward in addressing those challenges.

When I got an email from the Capital City College Group awards team that I was nominated for an award by Amanda Dickens and won, I was excited and humbled by the recognition. 

Photos by Michael White & Jenna Selby

On the day of the award ceremony, I was so happy to have my children present with me to receive this award. As much as I was being recognised, I wanted them to share this moment with them. After all, most of the stuff I do is for them. The award ceremony was amazing and a HUGE congratulations to all who were recognised on the day.

More images from the event can be viewed here.

I just want to take this opportunity to thank Pablo, Amanda and everyone at Visionnaires for their hard work in helping not just me, but thousands of others see potential in themselves to achieve their goals. And also for putting my name forward for this award. To my family for all their support and myself for being courageous in taking the necessary steps to better myself.

Portrait by Oluwatosin Daniju

If like me, you have a business idea or you want to start a business, but have no idea of what to do or how to go about it, why not sign up for a FREE business workshop. Click here for more details.


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