Carolann Edwards named Professional Services Leader of the Year at Black British Business Awards

Recognition October 20, 2017

Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright is proud to announce that global director of learning and organisational development, Carolann Edwards, was named Professional Services Leader of the Year at the Black British Business Awards, last night.

The prestigious Black British Business Awards, endorsed by the Prime Minister and Mayor of London, recognise, reward and celebrate exceptional performance and outstanding achievements of black people in businesses operating in Great Britain.

With extensive experience in designing and delivering performance improvement training and consultancy at Norton Rose Fulbright, Carolann leads the implementation of the firm’s learning and development strategy. She has also created career strategies and navigating to success programmes for high potential associates, aimed at increasing the number of talented females to partners at the firm.

Carolann is a member of the global HR leadership team; the Europe, Middle East and Asia diversity and inclusion committee and the steering group of WiN (Women in Norton Rose Fulbright),  the Norton Rose Fulbright women’s group in London.

Stephen Parish, global chair at Norton Rose Fulbright commented:

“This is fantastic recognition for Carolann, who has worked tirelessly to educate, motivate and inspire colleagues around the global business. Carolann is a true inspiration and an asset to the firm, and we would like to congratulate her on this achievement.”

Carolann Edwards commented:

“I am delighted to have won this prestigious award, it is truly an honour to be among such inspirational people and see the amazing contributions the black community has made to businesses across Great Britain. It is a privilege to work with my team to encourage learning and development that transcends the business and allows all employees to excel in their daily lives.”

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Norton Rose Fulbright

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Recognized for its industry focus, Norton Rose Fulbright is strong across all the key industry sectors: financial institutions; energy; infrastructure, mining and commodities; transport; technology and innovation; and life sciences and healthcare. Through its global risk advisory group, the firm leverages its industry experience with its knowledge of legal, regulatory, compliance and governance issues to provide clients with practical solutions to the legal and regulatory risks facing their businesses.

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