The work at CENUK (Caribbean Enterprise Network UK) continues to engage the co-founder and director Denis St Bernard when he was recently approached by the publishers of the Power List, Powerful Media.

The Power List is the only annual publication that profiles the most influential people of African and African Caribbean heritage in the United Kingdom.

Managed by a team of professionals based in the opulent Canary Wharf, east end of London business district, Powerful Media are interested in taking their successful product the Power List to the Caribbean.

Mr St Bernard told CaribDirect, ‘This potential collaboration with the Power List is no big surprise because we are talking about the whole idea of CENUK having unlimited access to people who have the necessary means and resources for creating business in the community with scope for national and global opportunities. Our extensive contacts and relationships throughout the Caribbean make us an obvious target for serious companies wanting to enter the Caribbean market.

CENUK Director Denis St Bernard

On the other hand the Power List is an ideal platform to assist CENUK to link with a potential client base of highly accomplished individuals interested in broadening their horizons and investing in the Caribbean”.

Mr St Bernard is firm in his belief that will add tremendous value to CENUK’s vision, its client base and its ethos to provide key services to support  enterprise and the  development of Caribbean SME’s, corporations and individuals as a whole.

The Power List published by Powerful Media crosses a range of sectors, and is put together by a very high-level independent panel, which, for the past four years, has been chaired by Baroness Amos, the United Nations Under Secretary General for Relief and Humanitarian Affairs.

Powerful Media works with some of the country’s biggest names in banking, professional services, the law and various other professions to supply them with interns and graduate employees. In addition to the Power List Powerful Media publishes Future Leaders which is an annual magazine that profiles 100 of the best African and African Caribbean graduates in the United Kingdom.

Power List CEO Michael Eboda

On meeting with Power List executives and CEO/ Publisher, Michael Eboda, Mr St Bernard expressed his excitement about the collaboration simply because he recognises clearly that a lot of successful Caribbean enterprises, businesses and individuals don’t seem to have an avenue to effectively profile themselves in the light that would show them as role models. He feels linking with the Power List will create an invaluable opportunity for talented Caribbean businessmen and women to shine and inspire those behind them.

Mr St Bernard who is also the director of Priority First UK Limited, a business support services company took the opportunity to stress the importance of the way the Power List is structured with an emphasis on governance, the cornerstone of the CENUK concept. He said, businesses must observe strict governance procedures as a prerequisite to being fit for purpose and if possible, set up a very high profile Board of successful entrepreneurs and company directors.

CENUK is a company we feel has the credibility; it has the kite mark stamp on it with our current alliances and strategic partnerships. These are some of the issues we have to deal with and collaboration is important for moving us forward.

The details of the collaboration between the Power List and CENUK are being worked out and will be communicated through a joint press release in a few weeks. For more information contact