Paulette West MBE BUC Ambassador
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A positive, sincere, passionate, spiritual and inspirational strong woman of Guyanese heritage who is looking to drive positive social change within the community. Paulettes mission is to make a difference and to have a positive impact in the community, she is a humanitarian through and through!

Paulette is currently working as a TV Producer for The Afrobrit Talk Show on BEN (Black Entertainment Network) TV.

She started out as a typist working for Barclays Bank in 1977 and her last position was as a High Performing Organisation Manager responsible for the successful turnaround of 33 branches of Barclays Bank consisting of 1,500 Managers and staff.

Please see below for some of Paulettes experience:

She is the Ambassador for BUC (Building United Communities), and also the CEO of g.a.p (growing aspiring people)

She has organised numerous Employee Volunteering Schemes in the BME community – e.g..

Created a Reading Support Programme and built a team who would go into a school every week for 2 hours to help children who were struggling with their reading to get up to a higher reading standard. She was also responsible for setting up a Breakfast Club in Gladesmore Primary School.

Some of the events Paulette organised are as follows:

- Outings for children and adults who were HIV affected to Thorpe Park
- A Playground Makeover for children with special needs in Islington
- Youth Centre Makeover in Clapton, Hackney turning unused rooms into a music room and library
- Yearly trips for Help The Elderly to The Savoy Hotel for Afternoon Tea

- Chair for the Social Welfare and Counselling at the African Caribbean Leadership Council
- Regional London Leader for the Cultural Diversity Network in Barclays Bank
- Events Executive for the Black Fundraisers Network
- Chair for Ivy Entertainment - An Award Winning Performing Arts Company
- Connector for Make Your Mark
- Ambassador for Spark/Make Your Mark - Womens Enterprise Network

Paulette has raised over a quarter of a million pounds for various different charities, and has appeared on many newsletters, brochures, websites, newspapers and has had many articles written about her.
She has also written several articles for The Voice Newspaper and Engage Magazine, and has appeared on BBC Radio London on The Eddie Nestor Show and The Dotun Adebayo Show
Paulette has appeared on The Rhoda Wilson Show - BEN TV, 'Success Strategies' Show with Zhana, The Kubi & Isaak Show on Sisterhood TV, SLR and The Sherry Dixon Show on BANG FM.
She is featured as an Inspirational Women in the 'International Womens Month' Magazine for 2009 -

She has travelled to Thailand on a World Global Summit Conference for Social Entrepreneurship and to different parts of Africa on Business and Community Initiatives.

Public Speaker:

Paulette has spoken at The House Of Commons, HM Treasury, The Marriott Hotel, Docklands, The Bernie Grant Arts Centre, The African Caribbean Leadership Council, Hackney Community College, Gladesmore Primary School, Oval House Theatre, West Green Learning Centre, Barclays Bank PLC, plus many others

She also acts as a mentor to people starting up their own businesses, people within the community and young people.
BUC members include Business Leaders, Community Champions and Role Models who join together and share resources. Do you share this ethos?

Rodney Hinds, Sports & Features Editor for The Voice Newspaper, Paulette West M.B.E. CEO g.a.p (growing aspiring people) and Alexander Amosu, Ringtone Millionaire Entrepreneur at the African Caribbean Leukaemia Trust September 2008

Paulette West M.B.E. and Beverley De-Gale, Co-Founder/Manager of the ACLT September 2008

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At 20:48 on January 30, 2013, Griot Chinyere said…

Greetings Paulette, affirming this email finds you well. I am but a humble storyteller with a vision to share. Could I interest you in reading my recently written vision. If you have 5 minutes to journey into my imagination then please click on the link below.

Give thanks divine chi energy

At 14:32 on August 21, 2010, Professor Baggs said…
Hi Paulette,
as mentioned per our brief discussion we have a number of funding /investment arrangements in place for worthwhile projects.. should you decide that you wish to take this further you have my number
At 22:48 on August 18, 2010, Black Book Events said…
Thank you for your friendship request.
At 22:43 on August 11, 2010, Matthew A.S.Tarr said…
Hi Pallette:
My name is Weade Pauline Kobbah-WurehMathew Tarr asked that I contact you. I am assoc Professor of Mass communication at the Uniersity and an advocate of women's rights issues. I train women in leadership and help to assist in livelihood training in small scale industries. I would like to liaise with you on some possible projects in this regard.
Liberia has a population of about 3.4 million with half of that population women. The illiterateacy rate is high and poverty is endemic.
Do let me know aht your thinking is on this. My contact number is 231-642-4728 and email address is There is a lot of synergy we can galvanize to assist people.
At 13:09 on August 9, 2010, rudi page said…
Hi Paulette

Many Thanks for the welcome, I look forward to connecting with you in the near future !


At 6:36 on May 6, 2010, hanna said…
ok nice meeting u
At 21:32 on May 1, 2010, Celestine MEH CHU said…
Hello Paulette,

I receive your hand of friendship with xcitement, and I look forward to life-enriching moments and interactions. I reckon I'm raised to 'raise a people of purpose and power.' I have a keen interest in Theology and philosophy ...other disiplines just don't satisfy. Have gone through your profile and can see we certainly have quite a lot in common and a lot to share. I hope to update my profile soon and also upload photos. I'm working on setting up a charity - my life's project- in Sierra Leone now. More on that later. Meantime,thank you for choosing me.

At 18:20 on April 20, 2010, angela edmondson said…
Thanks for the welcome. Great to be part of something so big and needed in this day and age. I look forward to engaging with like-minded people.
I thank you for giving me the oppertunity to join this organisation. Look forward to networking and meeting many new people.
Best wishes
At 18:14 on April 20, 2010, angela edmondson said…
Thanks for the welcome.
The residential drug treatment service will open this year and I will keep all colleagues up do date with the progress. It is great to be part of like-minded people and I look forward to developing a healthy relationship.
Take care and best wishes in all you do.
At 14:48 on April 20, 2010, Owen Deacon said…
I Paulette, Thank you for accepting my membership. There are a few things that I am involved with at the moment, that I didn't state on the form. I am a Gospel/Soul artist and I also teach vocals. I am involved in a local Bible school for children and also a local nursury.
I have Led Choirs both for colleges and schools. I am now on my third album. The first album, 'My God Mon Ami', was nominated for an award and that has opened the doors for me to work with some of Britain's top musicians. I am now working on a video project with Roger Eaton, who is a top film maker and fashion photographers. I look forward to networking with you.
God bless
Owen Deacon.








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