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Bostico International
sponsor of the
DEMA2019 Female Entrepreneur Award

The 2nd Annual

Dorset Ethnic Minority Awards

comes to Poole on

29 November 2019 | @ Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts | Poole

The second instalment of Dorset’s biggest Cultural Red Carpet event –  THE 2019 Dorset Ethnic Minority Awards, will see the biggest celebration of over 55 Individuals, academics, businesses and community leaders at a glamours awards dinner gala. The event will be graced by over 400 influential business persons,  community leaders and individuals.

The DEMA Executive and Jury cordially invite you to be a part of #DEMA2019.

This year our headline sponsor is Dorset Police,

A special thank you goes out to our well wishers including Bournemouth University, AFC Bournemouth, Bostico International, Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue, BCP Council, Sarah Ali Choudhury, World of Juice and The NHS Foundations in Dorset.

We are curently accepting votes for the Nominees.
Voting closes 3 Nov 2019

Celebrate Excellence

Dorset Ethnic Minority Awards

29 Nov 2019

Poole lighthouse, 21 Kingland Rd, Poole BH15 1UG



Dinner Gala // Awards Ceremony // Cultural Showcase // Red Carpet Experience // Networking

In the Persuit of Excellence

Become a  Sponsor.

Becoming a sponsor of the Dorset Ethnic Minority Awars is a perfect way to increase your company’s visibility at the largest multi-cultural event in Dorset.

This is a fantastic opportunity for your business or brand to be seen supporting,
local community projects which have huge impact on the diversity of Dorset.

Download Sponsor Pack.
We appreciate all positive contributions.
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Meet your 2018

DEMA Jurors

Standing L-R: Thabani Nyoni (Entrepreneur), Erika Bryant (Community leader), Elisa Ponce (Entrepreneur), Sayma Ahmed (Community leader), Tomasz Dyl (Entrepreneur), Nicole Ferdinand (Academic).
(Seated L-R):Ewa Erdmann (Business Woman), Eva Muhumuza (Entrepreneur), Sarah Ali Choudhury – Head Juror (Entrepreneur), Jaeyon Cho (Academic), Natalie Sherring (Community/Entrepreneur).
Absent: Prince Ogbuji (Entrepreneur)
Jury role

The role of the Jury within Dema is to validate and adjudicate the DEMA voting process. These diligent individuals gave off their time and expertise in the nomination and voting process leading to DEMA 2018. It was an honor having these fantastic professionals, academics and community leaders serve as your jury.

The process is lengthy and cumbersome. DEMA jurors are tasked with doing research on nominees to validate their qualification as a such.

Jurors oversee and veto the voting process. Using a combination of votes, and impact in relation to the community.

It is also a Juror’s role to uphold and maintain the integrity of DEMA and as such, jurors do not adjudicate over categories where their family or friends are nominated.

As we continue to grow, we would like to have even more diversity within the DEMA jury and as such we encourage qualifying individuals to get in touch with DEMA with regard to being a part of the jury in coming years. Thank you to the amazing Jurors who served in  #DEMA2018.

Official 2019

Headline Sponsor



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“We continually welcome opportunities for engagement and are hoping to create more opportunities for ethnic minority youth (18-25 year olds) to get into business and employment. “
Angela Akrata – DEMA Chief Communcations Officer

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