Meet our 2020 Finalists

Endorsements

The Rt Hon Boris Johnson, Prime Minister

Theresa May
It gives me great pleasure to convey my warmest congratulations to all the nominees and winners of this year’s Black British Business Awards, which celebrate and recognise the fantastic contribution of black business people across the United Kingdom.
It is vital we recognise and reward the often unsung contributions of exceptional black business professionals, entrepreneurs and role models. Thank you to Melanie Eusebe and Sophie Chandauka for creating these awards which span so many sectors and walks of life.
The Government remains committed to creating socially stronger, more confident and integrated communities, and I support the work that the Black British Business Awards does in helping to create such societies.
Congratulations to all the winners and nominees on the night. You should be incredibly proud of your achievements and I hope you and all those attending have a wonderful celebration.
All the nominee’s should be incredibly proud of their achievements and I wish them all the best with their future endeavours.

Former Prime Minister, The Rt Hon Theresa May MP

Theresa May
Please pass on my warmest congratulations to all those shortlisted for this year’s awards. They are all helping to build a diverse, dynamic workforce that will help our economy grow.
All the nominee’s should be incredibly proud of their achievements and I wish them all the best with their future endeavours.

The Rt Hon Jeremy Corbyn MP

Jeremy Corbyn
On behalf of the Labour Party I’m delighted to send my congratulations to all winners and all nominees at the 6th annual Black British Business Awards. Thank you also to co-founders Melanie Eusebe and Sophie Chandauka for building a space where the often-unsung contributions of exceptional black professionals and businesses can be celebrated.
I’m particularly inspired to see so many talented young black women nominated for awards and I want to recognise your hard work and effort, as well as the challenges you’ve faced and continue to face.

Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London

Sadiq Khan
Year after year the Black British Business Awards shine a light on talented Black British individuals who are excelling within their fields and making a positive contribution to our economy.
The awards highlight the need for more businesses to take action to improve diversity and inclusion within their workplaces - especially at senior level, where not enough progress is being made. I would like to offer my congratulations to the winners of the 2019 Black British Business Awards - your success is a great example for all Londoners.

Adam Afriyie MP

Adam Afriyie MP
We need to do more as a country to recognise the exceptional achievements of businessmen and businesswomen from all backgrounds. Which is why events such as the Black British Business Awards are so important. The men and women here today are the people who make our economy more dynamic; fuel social mobility and open up opportunities for people from disadvantaged backgrounds to build a better life.
I hope you will all continue to build and work for exciting businesses in the future and inspire others to do the same.

Former Prime Minister, David Cameron

David Cameron
I’m delighted to back the inaugural Black British Business Awards that will celebrate and recognise the fantastic contribution of black business people in the UK. From financial services and technology to retail and manufacturing the list of extraordinary talent in Britain’s African-Caribbean community goes on and on.
And while established businessmen and women will be rightly awarded for their outstanding achievements, it seems they’re also acting as great role models too with more and more new black entrepreneurs coming to the fore.
The business skills and entrepreneurial spirit of Britain’s African-Caribbean community gives me great confidence for the future as I know they will play a key role in securing Britain’s economic recovery.

Former Deputy Prime Minister, The Rt Hon Nick Clegg MP

Nick Clegg
I’m delighted to give my backing to the inaugural Black British Business Awards. This is a chance for us to recognise and celebrate the important contribution by black and ethnic minority entrepreneurs to driving Britain’s recovery.
I also hope these success stories will help inspire more people with an enterprising idea to get out there and start their own businesses. Despite the wealth of talent in Britain’s black and ethnic minority communities, it’s still the case that two out of every three FTSE 100 companies have an all-white board. That’s just not right. And I’m committed to doing all I can in Government to ensure that everyone in our country, whatever their background or circumstances, gets the opportunities they need to succeed.
So good luck to this year’s nominees and congratulations to the first Black British Business Award winners. Together, we can build the diverse, skilled and ambitious workforce Britain needs to thrive in the future.

Former Leader of the Labour Party, Ed Miliband

Ed Miliband
I am delighted to send this message of support for this year’s Black British Business Awards and would like to wish all finalists the best of luck.
The BBBAwards are designed to highlight the significant contributions of the British Black communities to our businesses here in the UK, contributions that are often overlooked. The entrepreneurial spirit and drive that has been shown by the British black communities are an inspiration to us all, particularly to our young British black communities here in the UK. I know that many of you are running successful businesses, businesses that have thrived despite the economic circumstances and that is something you can be very proud of.
I am particularly looking forward to seeing who the ‘Rising Star’ awards are presented to. The Labour Party wants to support young people, which is why we have committed to increasing the minimum wage and have called for businesses to offer more apprenticeships to help get young people in to work.
I hope you have a very enjoyable day and I wish you all the very best for the future.

Former Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, Dr Vince Cable

Dr Vince Cable
I am delighted to give my backing to the inaugural Black British Business Awards. They will provide an excellent opportunity to recognise and celebrate the important contribution made by black and ethnic minority entrepreneurs to the recovery.
The importance of these awards cannot be overstated given that two out of every three FTSE 100 companies have an all-white board and will be a welcome addition to getting more diversity in the city.
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