.@MyxQuest (Speaker) – Entertainment, Media and Enterprise youth talk – Tuesday 28th April at the TNG youth space in Sydenham

Myx Quest, Record Producer, Owner / Founder of Qirv Ventures & Property Developer joins the Inspirational YOU talk at the TNG in Sydenham on Tuesday 28th April 2015


The International businessman with creative flair, Myx Boadi-Alawiye Michael Kofi Quest is a prime example of the new wave of entrepreneur. Best known for his career as an outstanding record producer and manager of Singer – Songwriter Haidara formerly H-Boogie (EMI / Sony ATV, Universal / Island Records, Ministry Of Sound / Hed Kandi, Ultra), younger singer of Grammy winning artist Estelle. This British born Ghanaian has a hub of businesses that sit under the umbrella of what today is called Qirv Ventures Limited.


Myx Quest is also an accomplished musician, influential music industry mogul, devout Christian and also dabbles in fashion design as a hobby. Myx possesses the best of both of both worlds creativity and business, having the ultimate win-win situation drawing on both talents giving him the tools to survive rough economic tides and to continue to grow and prosper.

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BACKGROUND Born and raised in West London 3rd July 1981, Shepherds Bush, Myx moved to Ghana at the age of 11. This move gave him the opportunity to attend the prestigious Mfantsipim School, a Methodist boarding school situated in Cape Coast, attended by a number of high profile figures including Heads Of State, Ministers and former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan. During this time Myx was selected to represent Ghana at the Stockholm Water Festival as well as being a key leader in the Ghana United Nations Student Association. Returning to London aged 17 to complete GCSE’s, A-Levels in Mathematics, Chemistry and Psychology and completing higher education in Music Technology and Business, Myx’s educational duties were fulfilled and he began to make his own path.


MUSIC Myx started out in the music industry as a performing artist whilst simultaneously working as a writer and producer for a range of signed, emerging and published artists. His first recording experience was in London, were he started as a recording engineer intern and quickly became the studios main engineer, working with the likes of English R&B and soul singer-songwriter Terri Walker at Poisonous Music. Myx then went on to form his own company formerly known as The Q Entertainment (now Qirv Music) which led to his first releases as a producer and songwriter through Arista / BMG in 2004 for artist Nina Jayne’s hit records “Could’ve Been” and “Anything”. 2 OF 3 Myx then went on to release his first production album “The Q Overdue” independently as a limited edition soft release featuring a number of recording artists and remixes and gaining him more recognition as a talented emerging producer at the time.

Myx also received particular support from BBC Radio 1’s Ras Kwame for his promo track “Make It Happen” which was featured record for a few months on the Official BBC Radio 1 website. Since then Myx has worked with a number of artists across genres on compositions, tracks and lyrical content including Haidara (formerly H-Boogie), Wiley, Solange Knowles, Dionne Broomfield, Baby Blue, Bashy, Cleo (formerly Mz. Bratt), Terri Walker and Ghanaian artists Sarkodie, Yaa Pono, Irene Logan and Efya to name a few. May 2009 saw Myx cement his business relationship with EMI Music Publishing inking a deal for singer–songwriter H-Boogie via Qirv Music whose hit record “Love Has Gone” with Dave Armstrong & Redroche is a club dance classic (also vocally produced by Myx Quest).

Success continued with the H-Boogie and Get Far single (co produced by Myx Quest) “The Radio” which reached number 1 in the US Billboards Dance Chart in 2010. More recently, in 2014 Myx released his first Gospel / Christian project in the form of an EP titled “Jesus In My Heart Drive”. This features Myx’s production and writing featuring various artists and included the massive single “Creator” featuring The Cokers. Creator was nominated as “Song Of The Year” in the 2014 Prosperity Awards and it’s quirky animation video co-directed by Myx Quest was also nominated as “UK Best Praise & Worship Video” in the 2014 JUMP Release Awards.

BUSINESS In July 2004 Myx founded The Q Collective Limited an umbrella company housing The Q Entertainment with support from a number of initiatives including The Princes Trust, Arts Council, One London, Business Enterprise Centre, Portobello Business centre and support from his business mentor Robin Broadhurst CVO, CBE, FRICS. However this did not stop other opportunities coming his way. In 2006, Myx played a pivotal business role in the launch of Music World Entertainment International, owned by none other than Mathew Knowles, manager of the biggest selling girl group in the world Destiny’s Child and father of global Superstar Beyonce Knowles. Developing and pitching the proposal Myx was key to the new venture.

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This was to be the international arm of the parent company Music World Entertainment and would focus on territories outside US and Canada. Holding multi faceted roles including Company Director and Operations and Finance Director, Myx played a senior and influential position in the company for over 3 years working between London, Houston and New York regularly.


Myx eventually parted ways with Music World to continue the development of his own business. In order to accommodate the expansion of his businesses and maximize it’s potential Myx then went on to restructure and rebrand “The Q” and formed the Qirv Ventures Limited.

Qirv currently houses 4 businesses:

  • 3 OF 3 – Glory Roots (An Online Health & Wellbeing Store) – Apticca Digital (Web Design / Solutions & Graphics Design)
  • Swan & Hyssop (Commercial & Domestic Cleaning)
  • Qirv Music (Record Production House) – From 29th June 2012 – 2nd July 2012

Mr Quest and his team organised and funded the first ever exhibition in Ghana of James Barnor’s works, a highly critically acclaimed Ghanaian photographer who’s works have been features all around the world including Tate Modern London, South African National Museum and Harvard University. The exhibitions titled “Ghana – A Heritage Ever Young” showcased pictures on Ghana’s actual day of independence (6th March 1957), other key political moments and general unique images pre and post independence and included the likes of Kwame Nkrumah, Duchess of York and Mohammed Ali.


The event was attended by numerous key figures and launched at the British Council, Accra. In additional to this Myx is also an accomplished Property Developer and has successfully constructed a number of apartments abroad from bare land to completion available for long or short term let or holiday homes. He also regularly consults as a Business Developer for various businesses and companies including Jubail Specialist Hospital, one of Africa’s leading Private Fertility Hospitals based in Ghana. A sort after public speaker, Myx has sat on many panels in music, business and fashion events including Kulture 2 Couture (funded by Mayor of London, City Hall) along side Hip Hop Music Mogul Damon Dash, Inspirational YOU along side various record company executives and the Ghanaian Londoner’s Young Entrepreneurs’ Programme along side CEO of Oakam Ltd (Frederic Nze), Mayor of Harrow and local councillor for Harrow.


Myx is also a member of the Courvoisier Future 500 that nominates and celebrates talented, inspirational and forward thinking individuals in the UK to be part of the private hub. Despite the obvious wealth of activity, Myx still finds time to dedicate himself as a resident musician of Ruach City Church covering various locations. Headed by Bishop John Francis, Ruach is one of the largest and leading churches in Europe and known for it’s outstanding musicianship and praise & worship. He also played an active role in the initiation of the church’s transition to digital and new media by developing it’s first new media / social network integrated website and currently consults on Ruach’s digital record releases.

Qirv Ventures is set to develop greatly under Myx Quest’s leadership and expertise. Through his business and music Myx continues to push and progress forward and is an excellent example of a young successful individual building a legacy brick by brick.

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Karen Tippett (@TippettPR) – Inspirational YOUth talk – Tuesday 28th April 2015 – TNG Youth space Sydenham

Karen Tippett joins the Inspirational YOUth talk on the Entertainment, Media, PR and Hospitality industry at the TNG Youth Space in Sydenham (Lewisham) on Tuesday 28th April 2015.


Karen has 23 years experience in public relations, including senior agency roles in Paris and the UK. Past clients include Saga Holidays, Toronto Tourism, Cyprus Tourism Organisation, Loire Valley Tourism and Miami CVB.

She spent 10 years at travel PR agency First Public Relations Limited, joining as an account manager progressing to Strategy & Business Development Director, before being headhunted by Virgin Holidays. During her 4 years as Head of PR at Virgin Holidays she oversaw internal and external communications, launching the first V-Room at Gatwick, Virgin Holidays Cruises and brand partnership with HIP Hotels.

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Karen set up TippettPR Limited in 2010 to offer a “blended to order” service to clients needing senior level attention, solid basics, social, crisis management and fresh  campaign creative. She currently represents Elite Island Resorts Caribbean, Hairstylist Errol Douglas MBE and Swiss Sun Protection brand Ultrasun.

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She won CIPR Excellence “Outstanding Freelance Practitioner” and Home Counties South PRide “Outstanding Freelance Practitioner” 2013 & 2014. Karen business mentors at the CIPR. Recent campaigns for clients have included:

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  • The Caribbean’s first Silent disco and cinema programme curated by De La Soul’s Maseo
  • The first overseas “Olympic Sea Pool” swim workshop with Becky Adlington
  • X Factor “Judges Homes”  2013 & 2014 locations for two resorts
  • The first travel blogger Island Hopathon
  • The Caribbean’s First “Sleep School”
  • “Project Bell Boy” – a style and travel partnership: Errol Douglas MBE and Thompson Hotels

Outside of business, Karen has mentored with Kids Company for the last two and half years.

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Ashley Belal Chin (Actor) – Tuesday 28th April 2015 – Entertainment, Media, PR and Sports talk at TNG Youth Space in Sydenham

Ashley Belal Chin partners with Inspirational YOU to host an inspirational youth evening at the TNG Youth Space in Sydenham on Tuesday 28th April 2015.


In 1999, Chin began his acting career in the BBC film Storm Damage directed by Lennie James. He then made his theatre debut as the role of Young Mal in Roy Williams’ Lift Off at the Royal Court Theatre. In 2007, he played Razer in Bola Agbaje’s Laurence Olivier award-winning play Gone Too Far!– a role which he subsequently reprised in 2008. He also played the role of Carl Wilkins in Roy Williams’ There’s Only One Wayne Matthews at the Polka Theatre. In August 2007, he played the role of Seales in BBC Radio 4’s radio adaptation of E. R. Braithwaite’s novel To Sir, With Love.

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Chin’s television credits include The Bill, Holby Blue, The Fixer, Law & Order: UK and Waking the Dead, Silent Witness and Casualty. On film he has played supporting roles in Cherry Tree Lane and Anuvahood, and also a cameo in Sket. He was also selected as the 2010 Trailblazer at the Edinburgh International Film Festival for the role of Asad in Cherry Tree Lane. In 2011, Chin co-wrote and starred in Victim with Michael Maris.


On 22 June 2012, the film was released in UK cinemas. In April 2012, Chin co-starred in The Boxer, a seven minute short film, alongside Paul Barber. From October to December 2012, he played the role of Escalante in Frank McGuinness’s Damned By Despair (English translated version of Tirso de Molina’s 1625 play El Condenado por Desconfiado) at the Royal National Theatre.

In October and November 2012, he was involved in filming of Destiny Ekaragha’s adaptation of Bola Agbaje’s play Gone Too Far. In 2013, Chin he played a supporting roles in Fedz and Starred Up. From May to August 2013, he played the role of Mercutio in a National Theatre production of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet in Ben Power’s version for young audiences.

In July 2013, he appeared on Channel 4’s Ramadan Reflections.  In February 2014, Chin set up a charity ABC Life.

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In June 2014, he visited Pakistan to deliver a lecture and record television interviews at Dreamworld Family Resort in Karachi.

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Genelle Aldred (Speaker) – Presenter, HuffPost blogger, Writer and Business woman – Succeeding at the top – Tuesday 28th April 2015

Genelle Aldred is a journalist, TV presenter, author, public speaker, host and businesswoman


Genelle joins Inspirational YOU on Tuesday 28th April at theTNG youth space in Lewisham.


As a journalist and TV presenter Genelle has worked for the BBC, ITN, MailOnline and now ITV in various roles including; online journalist, documentary producer, weather presenter and newsreader. Genelle has a Masters degree in Broadcast Journalism from Staffordshire University. After seven years of working in the media with several highlights including reporting live on the national BBC News channel, working on a Hillsborough documentary for Channel 5 and interviewing high profile personalities, Genelle’s expertise within her field is of a high and impressive standard. Genelle’s substantial knowledge within media shines bright in her roles as a public speaker and host.


As the daughter of a preacher Genelle has always been comfortable speaking in front of large crowds. At 7-years-old she delivered a speech to several thousand for a church conference. More recently she was a speaker on business for Birmingham Library in association with Barclays Bank and hosted six debates for Selfridges, Birmingham around modern ideas of beauty.  She has also given many speeches for schools and youth groups within her role as a provider and deliverer of building self esteem, confidence and goal setting workshops for young women.


As a natural speaker Genelle has a great way with words and is able to communicate with people from different backgrounds and cultures, whilst still bringing her uniqueness to any event. Within her role as an entrepreneur, Genelle recently launched SadeRose an online boutique specialising in limited edition, exclusive and quirky items for women. Her passion for business was sparked when she studied fashion business as London College of Fashion before going into journalism.

Genelle also works as a consultant to businesses and creative enterprises providing strategic and media friendly solutions for their ventures.

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Sarah Talland (Speaker) – Trademark Lawyer – The power of technology – Tuesday 31st March 2015

Sarah Talland 

Trademark Attorney

@WildboreGibbons Law firm

Tuesday 31st March at @HubBrixton

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Sarah is a Trade Mark Attorney with particular expertise in international brands and UK/EU trade mark registrations.


Sarah studied the Trade Mark Practitioners Course at Nottingham Trent University and the Certificate in Trade Mark Law and Practice at Queen Mary, University of London. Sarah read law at Cambridge. 

Sarah is a member of two ITMA committee working groups and is a member of ITMA.

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John F. Kennedy (Speaker) – Lawyer – Brand Protection and Brand Management – The power of technology – Tuesday 31st March 2015

John F. Kennedy

Tuesday 31st March at @HubBrixton 

The power of technology


John specialises in Brand Protection and Brand Management, IP, Marketing Chief, Marketing and Client Service Strategy at Wildbore & Gibbons LLP.

John is a regular speaker on brand and marketing strategy as well as on the commercial aspects of Intellectual Property.


John’s expertise in branding and brand protection provides our clients with both a commercial and legal perspective on protecting and developing their brands. John has particular expertise and experience in marketing and client service strategies in professional services firms. 


John is a Fellow of the Institute of Digital Marketing FIDM.

Book your ticket to hear one of the finest speakers and experts on digital marketing. 




Vinita Rathi (Speaker) – Women Who code London and Google Women Techmakers – The power of technology – Tuesday 31st March 2015

Vinita Rathi

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Vinita is the Founder of Systango & CodePunt, Women Who Code London Director and Google Women Techmakers Lead.

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Vinita is the Co Founder of Systango – an IT consultancy firm and a former VP at Goldman Sachs UK with 9 years experience in varied roles in Information Technology.

She is the Co – Founder of SWIFT Developer Community and Women Who Code London Chapter Director.Womenwhocode london

Alongside this she runs a daily challenge website – http://www.CodePunt and is a Hands on developer and tech architect.

Vinita codes in Ruby, Java, Scala, Python, PHP, Objective C, Swift, NodeJS, Go, Android and runs various projects end to end with anteam of Business Analysts, UI, UX folks and Quality Analysts.


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Elelta Demissie (Speaker) – Founder of TechWench and Technical Specialist – The power of technology – Tuesday 31st March 2015

Elelta Demissie

The power of technology

Tuesday 31st March



Elelta has been in the technology sector for 13 years with experience and skills ranging from desktop support, sysadmin, project management (Prince2), service desk (ITIL), web development and more.

Started off, at 20, in a junior IT support role and over the course of 9 years moved on to fulfil several roles in that department of system & server administrator, Business Analyst, Project Manager and in the end up as acting IT manager.


Elelta has worked for a large software developer & service provider in the financial sector as well as a contractor in the telecoms industry in a Quality Assurance and Quality Control role in an Agile web project.


Elelta launched & runs TechWench, a technology consultancy built to enable and empower people – mainly women – with their technology needs for businesses and personal projects.



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Dr Don Onwunumah (Speaker) – CEO of PigStyCoders – The power of technology – Tuesday 31st March 2015

Don Onwunumah CEO of @PigStyCoders 

The power of technology

Tuesday 31st March




Don is a hacker in every sense of the word. His work focuses on solving problems with technology. With over 20 years in Industry, he has a vast experience and knowledge to draw on. Through PigStyCoders, he has consulted for and advised many multi-nationals (TomTom, AO, Governments, Hedge Funds, etc) across various verticals such security, artificial intelligence, infrastructure and governance.

His work on mobile technology started before the smartphone became prevalent and continue to drive him, coupled with a love of open-source, he has had indirect influence on the global direction of the technology.


In the midst of all that, he is most at home working with the under-privilege and in how technology can lift some people out of poverty.


He is currently running an African outreach program taking the raspberry pi to African cities, providing day long introductory courses on programming and electronics.




  • Linux/Unix Architecture and Domain Expert
  • Web-Services that Scale
  • Embedded + Mobile Architecture (Android + iOS + Blackberry)
  • Web
  • High Performance Computing
  • Real-Time Computing

He is also running a private research team on Bitcoin-based technology and how it can be applied to low technology communities.


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Jane Austin (Speaker) – Head of UX at The Telegraph – Power of technology – Tuesday 31st March 2015

Jane Austin

Head of UX at The Telegraph newspaper

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Jane is a User Experience specialist with a particular interest in data, start ups and how UX works with Agile and Lean.

 what-is-agile-developmentCurrently her particular focus is on bringing user research into the design process and using prototypes to evolve design.

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