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Paceworking is a leading business network based in the UK that actively engages with the BAME community, organising high profile conferences, business events, shows and charitable events. Seye Aina started Paceworking events in April 2005.  The acronym and key message of Paceworking is 'P.A.C.E' - to Promote, Advertise, Connect and Empower through networking and business events.


Paceworking events present an opportunity to make new contacts, hear motivational speakers, promote products or services and also raise awareness of charitable causes. We host our own events and can also act as a consultant for other events and business activities.


Seye is a lawyer by profession, in her capacity as Chair of the British Nigeria Law Forum she has spoken at Universities events in the UK offering encouragement and advice to all students. She has also conducted presentations to women groups and professional organisations on how to make better use of networking and soft skills to improve your business and brand.


Popular Paceworking events include:

  • Events for International Women’s Day #IWD
  • Business Briefings/Conferences/Seminars 
  • Events in London called Networking in the City & Community Engagement #NICCEUK
  • Campaigns supporting and creating awareness on behalf of the Down Syndrome Foundation, Nigeria (DSFN). #Stand up for Downs
  • Supporting the work of charitable organisations such as Africans Unite Against Child Abuse (AFRUCA). 
  • Concerts/Fashion Shows/Film-screenings/Quiz nights.

Paceworking Virtual events  

  • #Paceworking Online workout sessions offering a fun way to keep-fit, exercise, network and at the same time gain helpful tips on health/wellbeing/lifestyle. Attracts an international audience.


  • Netbreak@5 A Virtual networking experience with a difference. Network, interact online at the set time of 5pm (BST) 9am (PST/USA). Check for other time zones.

 

An outline summary of events organised by Seye Aina, Founder of Paceworking


Networking and Community events

Blind Mentoring’ - an event hosted and supported by Lloyds Bank Clapham Junction, Keynote speaker the Mayor of Wandsworth, Cllr Richard Field.


Developing communities through outreach programmes hosted by Cllr Florence Eshalomi at City Hall - Speakers Tom Ilube OBE - Founder of the African Gifted Foundation, Jacqueline Onalo - A human rights lawyer and CEO of JOLT International and Tina Lobondi a Congolese International Fashion Designer and entrepreneur.


The Paceworking networking and quiz night held in association with the Black Professionals Forum at Barclays, Canary Wharf.


The Magna Carta 800th Anniversary  event organised by Paceworking and D. Peter Herbert OBE, Chair Society of Black Lawyers - The importance of Human Rights with a focus on the past, present and future held at University College London. Speakers: Courtenay Griffiths QC, Annetta H Verin, USA Judge, D. Peter Herbert OBE, Imran Khan, David Neita and Seye Aina.


Paceworking events supporting the Down’s Syndrome Foundation, Nigeria. ‘Stand up for Downs’ - Key speakers included Mrs Rose Mordi, the President of DSFN, Penny Green Director of the Downs Heart Group, Baroness Verma of the House of Lords, Dayo Olomu a motivational speaker, Mark Dalgety the CEO of Dalgety Teas, Debbie Ariyo OBE - President of Africans Unite Against Child Abuse, Mr Paul Zanon the Director of the Down’s Syndrome Association UK and Dr Jill Ellis - Consultant Community Paediatrician.


Paceworking events celebrating International Women’s Day - supported by several speakers such as: Mrs Folorunso Alakija ‘the richest woman in Africa’ and Founder of the Rose of Sharon Charity for Widows; Yinka Essien Founder of Life4Widows, Iyamide Thomas – Sickle Cell Society, Beverley De Gale OBE the Founder of Africa Caribbean Leukaemia Trust (ACLT); Celine Loader Advisor to the Central Bank of Nigeria; the Mayor of Enfield Kate Anolue; HE Mrs Joke Orelope-Adefulire, the Deputy Governor Lagos State, Nigeria; Eryca Freemantle, Global Beauty Ambassador for Women of Colour, Dr Yvonne Thompson CBE - President of the European Federation of Black Women Business Owners, Leisha Beardmore a policy adviser at the United Nations, Amina Salihu the Co-Director Nigerian Women’s Trust Fund and Beverly Johnson - CEO & MD JLB Shipping International, Bola Fatimilehin - Head of Diversity at Royal Academy of Engineering, Lainya Offside-Keivani, Chief Executive of the Abbey Community Association, Jennifer Obaseki, senior partner of Obaseki Solicitors, Cherron Lee Johnson, Pilates & Wellbeing Coach, Creator of OhSoPilates, Dr Monica Alabi, GP and NHS Clinical Director, Toyin Salami, Train Driver for London Underground, Brenda Thompson-Murray, Trustee for Carers UK.


Paceworking Conferences & Seminars

Development & Finance Forum Conferences held in London, Washington and New York organised with Financial Nigeria. Key speakers included Ceo’s and representatives from Nexim Bank, FMBN, Access Bank UK, Intercontinental Bank, Guaranty Trust Bank UK & the Africa Business roundtable, Razia Khan - VP Africa Region Standard Chartered and Kem Ihenacho. 


Anti-Money Laundering & Financial Crimes Conference, London. An event organised with ESQ, with key speakers from the CBN, EFCC, Sahara Group and the Law Society in attendance.


Partnerships for Growth Women’s Conference held in London. A Conference organised with leading networks including ACBN and GWIIN.


Cedar Micro-finance Bank Nigeria, London. Key speakers included the CEO, Managing Director and Board Members of Cedar Micro Finance Bank.


Lifestyle and Entertainment

Fashion Shows hosting top Designers such as Adebayo Jones Couture, Nkwo, BeYouT and Shollyjay.


The Paceworking Tea Party supporting charity.


Paceworking Concert hosting the top US Group - Shalamar featuring Howard Hewett, Jeffrey Daniel and Carolyn Griffey. 


Nigeria Entertainment & Lifestyle Awards (NEL Awards) organised with Sam Onigbanjo.


Networking events with Motivational Speakers

Supported by speakers such as Dayo Olomu, Richie Dayo Johnson, Sesan Awonoiki, Clyde Williams and Cuthbert BJ Jack.


Television & Film Screenings

In 2007, Paceworking exhibited at the Best of Nigeria Expo at the Excel centre in the lead up to the Expo Seye, was the presenter and host of a TV show called ‘Corporate Insight’ aired on Sky Channel 169.


Paceworking hosted a film screening, the award-winning Film ‘Critical Assignment’ written by Tunde Babalola and starring Michael Powers, Richard Mofe-Damijo and Buki Ajayi. This was followed by Q&A with Mr Babalola. The event was held at the Frontline Club.


Paceworking hosted a film screening, a documentary about musician Fela Anikulapo Kuti. This was followed by a Q & A session with Ayo Solarin. The event was held at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, Pall Mall and organised with the Black Film Maker Club (BFM).


 Paceworking hosted ‘an audience with’:

  • Linda Parker Pennington, the Director of Talent Management Google Inc
  • Judge Annetta Verin, the President of the Birmingham Alabamba Inns of Court
  • Mozella Ademiluyi a Nigerian-American Poet.

 

Paceworking 10th Anniversary held in 2015 was hosted by Sam Onigbanjo and Yinka Olivia Essien. The event was attended by many who had attended the events over the years with awards and recognitions given out on the night. Speakers included Mrs Rose Mordi, the President of Down Syndrome Foundation Nigeria, John Fashanu – ex-footballer and Dr Wanle Akinboboye – CEO of La Campayne Tropicana Beach Resort.


External Business Events

Compass Consulting Enterprise Exhibition & Trade mission briefings in UK and Nigeria.


Bank of Industry Nigeria business briefings organised with Compass Consulting events held in London.


British Nigeria Law Forum (BNLF) events, UK and Nigeria.


BME Health Forum providing health and travel advice for businesses event held in London.


The Cloud 7 and the Nigerian Stock Exchange seminars, briefings, and entertainment held in Italy, Malta & Tunisia.


Fashion with Fame Fashion Showcase with Fin Afrik, held at Terra Kulture, Lagos.


African-Caribbean Health Day with Your Excellent Health Service held in London.


Human Resources and National Training Briefing organised with UK Skills in London.


 



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