Kamiqua Lake

Name: Kamiqua Lake

Company: Coldr and the UK Black Comms Network

Job Title: Founder & CEO


Kamiqua is a Senior Strategist who fuses creativity with strategic nous to deliver campaigns that matter Kam has worked agency-side and in-house across a myriad of sectors and disciplines from brand PR, FMCG and consumer health, to fashion, retail, corporate communications, travel and reputation management. Having held leading positions in global agencies including Weber Shandwick, H&K Strategies and Virgo Health, Kam has led integrated communications for national and multinational companies including J&J, Aldi, Hertz, Reckitt, Mondelez International and Coca Cola. In 2020 Kam used the depth and breadth of her experience to establish Coldr an award-winning, inclusive, marketing communications, social impact and purpose consultancy. Kam is passionate about inclusion, building communities and inspiring the next generation, she is also a mentor and a qualified life coach. Frustrated by the lack of Black inclusion in the industry and keen to create a safe space for Black pros, Kam established the UK Black Comms Network, a 300 strong membership body, that empowers PR and communications professionals to connect, network and thrive. Keen to inspire the next generation, Kam is a founding member of the Industry Advisory Board for the London College of Communication, University of the Arts London.


Question 1: Who would you say is someone pivotal to your journey so far?

My husband


Question 2: Who would be your ideal mentor, and why?

Emma Grede – I’d value her straight talking, balanced approach to succeeding in business.


Question 3: What advice would you give the next Trailblazer looking to break into your field?

1. Work hard and believe in your sauce.

2. Don’t be afraid to challenge the status quo.

3. Build your network – people who you can lean on, learn from and who’ll champion you when you need it most.


Question 4: Who would you like to spotlight as your Trailblazer?

Issa Rae