By Victor Gotevbe,
The CEO of Focus Guru, Efe Ohwofosa is confirmed to deliver the key note speech at the Esteemed Dorset Ethnic Minority Awards (DEMA) scheduled for Saturday, September 29, 2018, at the Bournemouth International Centre(BIC) . The speech will focus on the theme: “Thriving in The Market Place”- 3 Key strategies Minorities could engage to increase their impact, influence and income in the marketplace.
Efe is also the Founder, Efe Enterprise. He is a Professional Speaker, Business Coach, Sales and Marketing Trainer and Life Coach. He sits on the Board of Directors of Bournemouth Chamber of Trade and Commerce, Dorset.
DEMA is the county’s first-ever mainstream awards seeking to celebrate pinnacle members of the ethnic minority community in Dorset; a county in South West England on the English Channel coast. The ceremonial county comprises the non-metropolitan county, which is governed by Dorset County Council, and the unitary authority areas of Poole and Bournemouth.
Every year, DEMA awards Ethnic Minority Trailblazers who are excelling in their chosen fields across a broad spectrum of industries. This is done through a transparent nomination process, where individuals and or organizations can identify such people who should be celebrated. Nominations for the awards opened earlier in the year across seventeen (17) categories that include, male and female entrepreneur of the year, as well as an award to recognize an unsung hero in the community. Already hundreds of nominations have been received. Winners will be announced at a red carpet style awards ceremony at the venue of the event.
DEMA, which is co-founded by Bournemouth University alumni Nanzy Sebata, has over the years gathered the support of Local Government Officials and prominent organisations, including AFC Bournemouth, Bournemouth University, Dorset NHS, Dorset Race Equality Council and local businesses in Dorset, just to mention a few.
“We’re keen to get the whole county behind the awards and would like to encourage everyone to take part in voting for the outstanding individuals who are changing Dorset for the better,” said Nanzy.
Bournemouth University, BU International College, Dorset Race Equality Council and Dorset Ethnic Minority Association partnered with DEMA earlier in the year. The NHS and several Trust in Dorset have also become official supporters.
Ben Abberstein, Equality Partnerships Executive at AFC Bournemouth said, “We are proud to be supporting the Dorset Ethnic Minority Awards and look forward to honouring the individuals that have immensely contributed to Dorset County. The awards have received hundreds of nominations proving that there are a host of people which our community feels should be honoured for their contributions.”
Mr. Ohwofasa will not only give the Keynote address but has also been nominated for the Male Entrepreneur Award category; those contributing positively to the Dorset community and the economy, while building a legacy.