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ImageMavis Amankwah MD, Rich Visions

I was educated at ……

…St Angela's RC school in London until the age of 16, I then went on to study I.T at Tottenham College and from there I started my first full time job as a journalist on Ghana Today magazine.

My first job was……

… working on Saturdays on a hair stall in Queens Market when I was 14 years old.

Mavis Amankwah is the MD of Rich Visions, an ethnic communications (specialists in Marketing and PR) agency based in Stratford, London.

Mavis is a business owner, trainer, coordinator, presenter, columnist, public speaker, marketing & PR coach and consultant who has been working with diverse and hard to reach communities and small businesses for over 15 years. Mavis has experience in developing and executing communication, marketing and PR strategies in which Mavis was listed in the 2009 PR Power Book as one of the most influential people in PR.

Mavis is also the founder of Sankofa African Caribbean Organisation, a not-for-profit organisation that grew out of a need for BAME communities to have an organisation that assisted them with social, personal, educational and businesses needs. As the founder and project manager of Sankofa Mavis is responsible for the management and delivery of the organisations projects.

Mavis actively supports the local community by participating in youth and adult activities through local faith groups, small businesses and community centres and is working towards becoming a local councillor in Newham.

What I do now is……

…manage my own company Rich Visions, an ethnic communications agency and training provider based in London. We assist public and private sector organisations to effectively reach, engage and sustain relationships with hard to reach communities.

What I learned along the way is……

… in the midst of adversity lies opportunity!

My greatest influence has been……

… both my faith and my family.

The best advice I ever received is……

… Do what you love and love what you do!

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