Profile: Yvonne Thompson – founder and CEO ASAP Communications
Yvonne Thompson – founder and CEO ASAP Communications. PHOTO/YvonneThompson.com
Dr. Yvonne Thompson is the founder and CEO of ASAP Communications – a PR company she founded 28 years ago, and is the Founder and President of the European Federation of Black Women Business Owners (founded in 1996).
ASAP Communications, based in, south London, creates and delivers marketing and PR campaigns for high performing business enterprises,politicians, the education sector and also provides workshops and business support for predominately minority and women business owners in the UK.
According to the ASAP Communications website, Ms. Thompson a serial entrepreneur, has been involved in many successful firsts in the UK including, being Music Editor for the UK’s first Black Monthly glossy magazine – Root, and also being a founder and director of the UK’s first Black Music radio station Choice FM. Other firsts include, starting the first Black Owned PR company (according to PR Week),running the first in depth research of the lifestyle of the Black community across the UK – The Black Consumer Survey and starting the UK’s first Black Women Business Network – The European Federation of Black Women Business Owners.
Thompson, was awarded a Commander Of The British Empire (CBE) in the Queens Birthday Honor List in 2003 for her services to women, small business and minorities.