Croydon Adventist Church Member Wins UK Business Award

1st November 2018

On Thursday 4 October 2018, Croydon Adventist church member Anne-Marie Headley, won the 2018 award 'Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Senior Leader of the Year' at the Black British Business Awards (BBBA's) that was held at The Grange, St Paul's Hotel, London. The annual awards ceremony is a celebration of the extraordinary and inspiring work of entrepreneurs and business professionals within the UK who demonstrate significant contributions to the financial performance of their enterprises. They also perform and demonstrate consistently the excellence and willingness to create opportunities for others.

Anne-Marie in accepting her award said during her speech,

"It is an absolute honour to receive this recognition alongside all of the amazing finalists this year, who are all demonstrating excellence in their respective industries. Thank you unnamedto the BBBA's for creating this amazing platform, it really is very humbling, what it does do, is it spurs me on to want to continue to make a difference, to continue to push boundaries and hopefully blow open the doors of opportunity to the huge amount of talent in our community. Thank you to my mum who is here tonight, thank you to the village of people who have brought me to this point. And thank you to God for continuing to give my life purpose. Thank you."

After the event, when interviewed by BUC News she remarked, "Pastor Daly, I must say that, I feel truly humbled by God's mercy and grace ‒ He continues to work in my favour and guides my path through what has been a very difficult time for me personally. I know He has work for me to do and I pray every day that I will have the strength and courage to rise to His plan."

Other winners can be seen in The Telegraph published on 4 October:

Anne-Marie Bio

Anne-Marie is Strategic HR Business Partner at Uber, Northern and Eastern Europe. She has close to two decades' experience in the IT industry and specialises in transforming Fortune 500 companies, scaling growth companies and building high-performance cultures. Her previous role was at Cisco Systems, where she was part of the leadership team of the Service Provider Applications and Platform Group which generated revenue in excess of $1 billion. At Uber she is responsible for organisational development, workforce culture and employee experience.

[Richard Daly]

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