Simeon Quarrie

30th August 2023

2023 Shortlisted Nominee
Entrepreneur of Excellence Award

Pioneering Storyteller, Technologist, and Empathy Builder. Simeon Quarrie, founder of VIVIDA, is a respected industry leader merging storytelling, technology, and innovation to drive societal change. He has developed unique approaches to building empathy within organisations, such as the transformative initiative 'In Their Shoes'. By using immersive technology and storytelling, Simeon enables individuals to experience life from the perspective of a person of Black heritage, driving powerful behavioural change and working with organisations like HSBC and the Civil Service. He featured in and directed a series for the Department of Work & Pensions to reframe Disability and collaborated with Canon to launch the world's first 3D interactive film school for Africa, attracting 12,000+ aspiring storytellers in a month. As a Mentor for YouTube & Google's Black Voices, Simeon nurtures young Black creatives.