ABOUT OUR FOUNDER

Lorna Stewart  (Lo P. Stewart)

Founder | CEO LEAP Consortium

Founder | UK Access to Finance & Funding Show
Member | Institute of Directors (IoD)
UK Representative | G20 Entrepreneurs Alliance

 

The Vision: As an entrepreneur, leader and professional, I have first-hand experience of the highs and lows encountered along the journey to success.  It is with this knowledge that my aim is to remove the facade of 'Fake it until you make it!' and the harsh mantra of 'Do or die!'.  I believe that they can be replaced with a more honest, empathetic, ethical and solutions-based approach to the challenges faced by people in business.

 

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SUCCESS LEAVES CLUES!

Biography of Lorna 'Lo P.' Stewart

 

Expertise

Lorna 'Lo P.' Stewart is a multi-award winning Business, Leadership and Professional Development Consultant.  She is a member of the Institute of Directors and the UK Representative for the G20 Entrepreneurs Alliance (Japan and Saudi Arabia), where she contributes towards influencing policies for entrepreneurs within the UK and around the globe.   Specialising in Business Sustainability and Peak Personal Performance, Lorna has over 20 year’s experience and a solid track record for helping her clients to succeed.  She is an entrepreneur in her own right, who has excelled in prominent leadership roles throughout her professional career. 

Guest Speaking

Engagements

 

As a guest speaker and business representative, Lorna can be found on major speaking platforms both domestic and global.  These include The Bank of England, The Mayor of Lewisham and Mayor of Southwark’s Launch, The Houses of Parliament, No. 10 Downing Street, The G20 Entrepreneurs Summit in Japan and Saudi Arabia, at High Commissions, and on BBC Radio London.  

Clientele and

Collaborative Partners

Her high profile clientele and collaborative partners include mayors, high commissioners, local authorities, banks, the NHS, City Business Library and leading education institutions such as Brunnel University, Haberdashers Askes, University of the Arts London, and St Matthews Business Academy.    

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MULTI-PRENEUR

As a multi-preneur, Lorna is the creator of the multi-award-winning Black 100 plus project (The Exhibition and Legacy of Black Achievers in Modern Britain).  Lorna is The Founder of Renaissance,  LEAP Consortium,  The Business and Funding Institute,  The UK Access to Finance and Funding Show and The First Class Business Club.

Achievements

  • Age 7:  Lorna commenced her entrepreneurial journey at the tender age of seven

  • Aged 21: Lorna became the youngest governor of a school in the UK.

  • Aged 27: she was headhunted to the role of Chair of Culture, Arts, Youth & Community Education for SIMBA, a leading BAME UK charity.

  • 1997: Awarded NEBBS Management Certificate (Highest grade in the United Kindom). 

  • 2006: Chair of Black History for University of the Arts London (the largest Arts-Education institution in the UK and Europe). 

  • 2007: Creator and organiser of Black History Projects for University of the Arts London (In the Presence of His Excellence Birchell Whiteman (High Commissioner of Jamaica), Kwame Kwei Armah (Actor). 

  • 2007: Creator the 6 award-winning projects that led to University of the Arts winning the Black Business Awards, making the university the very first institution to receive the award (London Hilton).

  • 2007: Guest speaker, Mayor of Southwark's Official Launch.

  • 2008: Co-wrote the Diversity & Inclusion Policy and organised the implementation of Diversity Committees in London College of Fashion, Central St Martins, Camberwell School of Arts, London College of Communication, Chelsea College of Arts, Wimbledon College of Arts.

  • 2008: Co-organiser Apple Centre Official Launch (University of the Arts London/Apple)

  • 2008: Co-author Sustainability Policy (University of the Arts London)

  • Nominee, Stephen Lawrence Women's Award

  • 2008:  Winner Black Business Award (London Hilton).

  • 2011:  Organiser and Collaborative partner of Lewisham Council of Lewisham Black History Month Official Launch (Lewisham Council)

  • 2011:  Organiser of the Mayor of Lewisham's Official Launch (Steve Bullock Mayor)

  • 2012: Co-organiser Caribbean High Commission Stock Exchange Event (High Commissions: Barbados, Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago) 

  • 2017: Intellectual Property Tutor (UK Intellectual Property Office)

  • 2019: Member of the Institute of Directors (99)

  • 2019: UK Representative for the G20 Entrepreneurs Alliance (Japan)

  • 2020: UK Representative for the G20 Entrepreneurs Alliance (Saudi Arabia)

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