Candice Bryan is the founder and creative director of Noire Wellness which was established in 2015 and joins a growing number of wellness companies that focus on the health and well-being of African and African-Caribbean communities living in the UK. After receiving her BA(Hons) in Leisure Management from the University of Wolverhampton in 2004, where she would later review degree modules as an industry advisor for programmes content, she returned to London to lead a successful community sports development programme increasing physical activity amongst children with disabilities and managing a health and fitness community centre. With memories of dancing in Notting Hill Carnival as a child and growing up in Harlesden, having three older brothers and heritage in Jamaica (mother) and Barbados (father), Candice has been proud of her rich cultural identity. Coupled with a relentless pursuit for new adventures and experiences, Candice is determined to advance her research into understanding the black British leisure experience. More recently, Candice coordinated a multi-award winning project that enabled disabled adults to become qualified fitness instructors, creating partnerships with a vast number of leisure operators across London and South-East and supporting professionals to help make the fitness industry more inclusive. Her spare time activities include dance fitness classes, volunteering for community events, and imbibing copious amounts of hot chocolate while taking her two young children on the many new experiences and adventures! Candice has also completed 2 bungee jumps, a 10ft sky dive, walked on glass and fire, and soon embark on yet another challenge for charity.