One of the UK's leading black entrepreneurs, James Everett Braithwaite came from St Lucia in the Caribbean to England when he was just three years old. Brought up and educated in Toxteth in Liverpool, his hard work enabled him to create a innovative IT company which he later floated on the stock exchange for #33 million.
Verna Wilkins is the author of 30 picture books and biographies for young people. Her books have featured on National Curriculum and BBC children's television, and been chosen among the Children's Books of the Year. She was born in Grenada and lives in London.