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These young creatives make the final cut when it comes to social impact

The finalists of this year’s Deutsche Bank Awards for Creative Entrepreneurship (DBACE) – recognising young changemakers that are making a positive social impact – have been announced.

The awards, run in collaboration with MeWe360, has named the young UK creative entrepreneurs, aged 18-30, who will go forward to have a shot at winning a share of the £60,000 prize pot.

Lareena Hilton, Global Head of Brand Communications & CSR at Deutsche Bank, said: “The awards continue Deutsche Bank’s long history of championing initiatives that drive positive change in society, with our employees using their skills, knowledge and passion to support many of the DBACE winners every year. We are proud to once again partner with MeWe360 to ensure that the awards are open and accessible to all.”

DBACE 2022 Finalists:

●  Sophie Slater & Susanna Wen, Birdsong, an ethical fashion brand supporting makers and protecting the planet by creating pieces in the most socially impactful way possible.

●  Chamiah Dewey, Chamiah Dewey Fashion, the UK’s first clothing brand for people with dwarfism, offering stylish, timeless pieces, made using eco-conscious fabrics.

●  Andrew Shaw & Ryan Gauge, Convenience Gallery, an arts organisation based in Birkenhead working with contemporary artists and the local community to build innovative and challenging art projects.

●  Jem Collins, Journo Resources, a social enterprise that helps underrepresented people into the journalism industry, with free-to-access tools, resources and support.

●  Louise Rose Mackleston, Northern Fortress Films, an award-winning Bradford based production company aiming to shine a spotlight on Northern talent, giving Northern voices the chance to tell their stories.

●  Sabella Ibáñez, Alice Moxley & Jason Thompson, Pivot, a social enterprise that empowers people experiencing homelessness to Pivot their lives through making and craftsmanship.

●  Tabby Bunyan, Re_considered, a fashion brand providing custom reworking solutions to businesses and individuals, pulling upcycling into the 21st century and bringing circularity to the fashion industry.

●  Tumisha Balogun, Shian James & Alvin Owusu Fordwuo, Tag agency, a youth culture & marketingagency that transforms young lives through the power of culture, community and storytelling.

●  Mike Omoniyi, The Common Sense Network, a news media publication, research and marketingcompany and community studio on a mission to make democracy healthier.

The winners will be revealed at Deutsche Bank Awards for Creative Entrepreneurs 2022 on 28 June 2022.

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Susan is the co-founder of Innovators Magazine and a consultant for OnePoint5Media. Susan is also a member of the UNFCCC-led Resilience Frontiers Nexus group and the Chair of the APOPO Foundation UK board.


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