Jessica Huie is founder of Britain’s award-winning multi-racial greeting card and gift company, Colorblind Cards (www.colorblindcards.com).
She is credited with having made history as the first company to secure a presence for a black card range in the UK high street (2006.) Inspired by the high- street’s lack of black or brown super-heroes and princesses (her daughter was aged 7), Colorblind Cards was born, and within six months were stocked in 100 branches of Clinton Cards, numerous independents, Moonpig.com and secured distribution in the US, Barbados, South Africa and Bermuda.
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Also a successful publicist following seven years working for Max Clifford with clients such as Simon Cowell and Peter Jones. Having set up JH Public Relations three years ago, her personal clients have included Kelly Rowland, Samuel L Jackson’s ‘Shooting Stars in Dessert Nights’ ball, the latest Dragon’s Den recruit Hilary Devey, Caribbean Fashion Week, the Ministry of Justice. The Caribbean Export Development Agency and a host of well-known luxury brands and lifestyle experts.
32 year old Jessica was included on Glamour Magazine’s ‘Power List’ last year and Red Magazine’s ’35 under 35 HOT LIST’ the year before. Named one of the UK’s most “inspiring entrepreneurs’ by the Evening Standard. Jessica is mother to Fourteen-year old daughter Monet, and 1 year old Jensen.
Following the launch of Colorblind cards, Jessica won the Enterprising Young Brit award, and was subsequently invited to No.10 Downing street by former Prime Minister Gordon Brown to advise on how to create a more enterprising Britain. A member of the Courvoisier Future 500 and heralded as “an entrepreneur to watch” by the Observer newspaper, Jessica’s most recent venture is the launch of the London arm of women in business support organization Forward Ladies (www.forwardladies.com)