Norwell Roberts QPM Will Receive Legend Recognition at CA Award 2016

C. Hub magazine has announced that Norwell Roberts will be awarded with the highest category of the Creativity Award, Legend award in recognition and honour of his selfless and long dedication to the safety of the Community and his determination to pave way for the next generation.


Norwell Roberts has several firsts to his name.

  • First black police officer to join the Metropolitan Police
  • First black member of the CID
  • First black officer to serve 30 years
  • First black undercover officer
  • First black police officer to be awarded the Queen’s Police Medal

Alongside his professional achievements, Roberts also ran an attendance centre in Mill Hill for young offenders on weekends and has lectured at Universities, schools and colleges around the United Kingdom.

He has received police commendations on three different occasions, including one he earned for his involvement in 1985 when he was part of a squad who arrested five people in six days for a contract killing. Metropolitan Police Commissioner, Sir Robert Mark praised Roberts’ contribution towards better relations between white and black communities. Mr Norwell subsequently was awarded the Queen’s Police Medal for distinguished service in 1995, presented to him by Prince Charles who added “We need more people like you.”

Like every success story, Mr Norwell’s faced stiff challenges and racism. Despite it all, he persevered.

Upon receiving the news of his appointment to receive the highest recognition at the prestigious C. Hub magazine Creativity Award which celebrates and recognises the best talent and contributions of African and Caribbean creatives globally; he said, “I am indeed humbled by your decision to present me with this award. I was at Hendon Training School on Friday 10th of June, at the Last Passing out Parade and was so pleased to be approached by many Black and Asian Officers of all ranks who wanted to meet me knowing that I was the first Black Man to join the Metropolitan Police in 1967. As you can imagine it was not easy. I had to succeed, because I had to prove to myself and others too that one can attain and achieve whatever they want by resilience and determination whilst in the face of severe adversity. I would like to thank those who suggested me for consideration.

I really look forward to the occasion.”

The CA award is the most prestigious and most valued accolade that focuses on all aspects of creativity, careers and enterprise, held annually in London receiving over 500 guests from around the world.

The 2016 award will see over 50 highly talented individuals from different sectors recognised at a lavish dinner on the 19th November, 2016 , at Hilton Hotel Tower Bridge London. Nominations for general categories are now open to the public.

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