Honours and Awards

Ethnic Minorities Welsh Women Achievers Awards, Lifetime Achievement Awardee, Women in Business 2021 Diversity & Inclusion Award winner and 2022 Speaker Award winner, Bernie Davies, is a TEDx Speaker, Bestselling Author, Diversity and Entrepreneurship Leader, 1st black female Advisory Panel Independent Member of the Public Services Ombudsman for Wales, with a previous outstanding legal career in property, of over 21 years.

Bernie is Past Chair of the Neath Chamber of Trade, Board member for Black History Wales and Fio Arts Charity, Ambassador for the Commonwealth Entrepreneurs Club, Business Wales and Equal Power Equal Voice Mentor, Welsh Government Excelerator Coach and Founder of Bernie Davies Global. Bernie supports entrepreneurship programmes with a focus on diversity, for major banks, universities and government agencies.

Bernie’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Services to Diversity and Inclusion

Bernie’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Services to Diversity and Inclusion

Outstanding Speaker Award from Prestige Awards

Bernie’s Other Awards

On United Nations Human Rights Day, 2022, Bernie was awarded the prestigious Title of Ambassador for Peace by the Universal Peace Federation at their headquarters, Lancaster Gate London for her work in Diversity Equity and Inclusion. Top 100 Businesswoman in Wales 2017, Swansea Black Icon 2018 and Excellence in Business 2017 Award winner (presented at the Welsh Sennedd); who for 8 years, owned and operated the number I Caribbean Restaurants in Wales 2019 and Top 100 Restaurant in Wales 2018; Bernie mentors and Coaches businesses globally. She regularly sits on Awards Judging panels including Women’s Business Club 2023 Awards, Wales Online 2022 Diversity and Inclusion Awards and Swansea Bay Business Awards 2022, where she was also Keynote Speaker.

Bernie won Prestige Awards Keynote Speaker of the Year Awards 2023, was nominated Positive Role Model and Entrepreneur of Excellence in the National Diversity Awards 2022 and was a Finalist in the Wales Online Diversity and Inclusion Awards for her Outstanding Contribution to Diversity. Bernie has been and continues to be a regular BBC Radio Wales Contributor and BBC and ITV media expert. Bernie was also recently a guest of the UK Government in Whitehall, London, which was a special reception celebrating the successes of Welsh female Entrepreneurs and was featured on ITV Wales’s Face 2 Face in April 2023 for her outstanding work. Bernie is passionate about inclusion and has been privileged to share her thought leadership with audiences at the United Nations, The House of Lords, London Excel Arena, the Royal Society London, global and national universities and institutions of higher learning; her famous mantra being, “We go together, or not at all.” “

Influential Businesswoman Awards Winner 2023

Women’s Business Awards Speaker Award 2022 Winner 

Black History Community Awards 2017 

Universal Peace Federation

Womenspire Award’s Nomination

Wales Online Diversity & Inclusion Awards Finalist 2022

Chwarae Teg Womenspire Awards Finalist

Women’s Business Awards Diversity & Inclusion Award Winner 2021

National Diversity Awards 2022 Nomination

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