Jessica Huie MBE
Award-winning founder of Color blind Cards & JH Public Relations
Business woman and speaker Jessica Huie MBE is the award-winning founder of Color blind Cards and JH Public Relations. In recognition of her services to entrepreneurship and contribution to diversity aged just 34, Jessica was awarded an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) being named in the Queen's Birthday Honours list (June 2014).
In 2008 Jessica founded JH Public Relations, a PR agency representing inspiring entrepreneurs and personalities. JHPR’s roster has included Samuel Jackson’s Glittering Stars in Dessert Nights event, Kelly Rowland and former Dragon’s Den star Hilary Devey. In addition, Jessica's celebrated multi cultural greeting card & gift brand Color blind cards, is credited with having made history as the first company to secure a UK high-street presence for cards featuring ethnically diverse images.
Having redesigned her life through entrepreneurialism, Jessica is passionate about supporting startups and using PR as a tool to create visibility and amplify her client’s achievements. As an Ambassador for The British Library, Jessica hosts monthly PR workshops at the historic venue.
Inspired by the high-street’s lack of representative multi-cultural greeting cards, following a shopping trip for a card to boost her daughter’s (then aged 7) self-esteem, Color blind Cards was launched in 2006. The range is currently stocked in ASDA stores and department and independent stores around the UK as well as online.
Winner of the Daily Mail’s Enterprising Young Brit award and labelled one of Britain’s Most inspiring entrepreneurs by the Evening Standard, Jessica sits on Glamour Magazine’s Power List as one of the UK’s most influential women whilst being mother to 17 year old Monet and 4 year Jensen. In 2013 Jessica won a National Diversity Award for Color blind Cards contribution to diversity and has been invited to No. 10 Downing street for a round table to advise on encouraging a more enterprising young Britain.