Rise Awards

Rise Awards 2018

Rise Award 2022
To be held Under the Icon Concorde Plane- Filton -Bristol

You can purchase your tickets using this link


Rise Awards 2018

This Year’s Categories are:

Business of the Year 

Entrepreneur of the Year

Arts & Community Entertainment 

New Business of the Year 

Young Entrepreneur of the Year

Outstanding contribution to the Community

Lifetime Achievement Award

Mayor’s outstanding community contribution 

 Front line workers award

Community Organisation of the year

The Voting is now open to select your winners for the 2022 awards.

Use the following link to cast your vote 


Voting closes on the 31st August 2022

To help you decide, check out the showreels below for this year award finalist.


Rise Awards 2018

Rise Award Winners 2019
Held at The Marriott Royal, College Green – Bristol

Rise Awards 2018

Business of the Year
Nathan Watkins – Cook out Wednesday 

Entrepreneur of the Year
Clive Smith 

Arts & Community Entertainment
Naomi Davis – Bristol got Talent 

New Business of the Year
Jerk King – Ashley Burrows 

Young Entrepreneur of the Year
Euella Jackson 

Outstanding contribution to the Community
ACE – Aspiration Creation Elevation


Lifetime Achievement Award
Joyce Stephenson

Rise Honorary Award
Catherine Thomas

Outstanding Public Service within the Community
Silas Noble
Mayoral Award
Lalel Bullimore

Environmental & Sustainability Award
Green and Black project – Ujima


Read the Bristol Post article about all this years winners!

Rise Awards Winners 2018

1. Business of the year- Caribbean croft
2. New business- Roger Moore
3. Entrepreneur- Kerry Huxtable-Amschela handbags
4. Young entrepreneur- Charmaine Lawrence
5. Outstanding contribution to the community- Ras B
6. Art and community entertainment- Lawrence Hoo
7. Lifetime achievement- Barbara Dettering
8. Mayors recognition award- May Tanner.

Honoree mentions
Marlon Thomas
Father Paul Bartle
Evan Antonio Berry

Rise Award Winners 2017

Held at City Hall – Bristol

Business of the Year – Rodney Wilson – Elite Solicitors

New Business of the Year – Caribbean Croft

Entrepreneur of the Year – Rayon Wilson

Young Entrepreneur of the Year – Michael Jenkins (8th Sense Media)

Outstanding Contribution to the Community – Black Carers

Lifetime Achievement Award – Peaches Golding

Mayors Recognition Awards – Norman Pascal

Rise Honouree Award – Roy Hackett

Honouree mentions – Dorothy Hachavarria, Paulette Blake, Sister Rosie

Rise Awards Winners 2016

Held at the Marriott Royal – Bristol

Business of the Year –Pride Hairdressers

Entrepreneur of the Year –Michelle Curtis

Young Entrepreneur of the Year – Selina Carr

Outstanding Contribution to the Community –Winston Williams

Lifetime Achievement Award – Sir Paul Stephenson

Rise Awards Winner 2015

Held at the Mercure Redcliffe – Bristol

Entrepreneur of the year  – Lisa Marie Carter Nikao

Business of the year – Del Brown

Contribution to the Community – sponsored by Ujima Radio – Malcolm X community Centre

The Life time award for outstanding contribution to the community  – The West Indian Parents & Friends