June 16, 2024


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Black British Business Awards announce 2020 finalists


The Black British Enterprise Awards, now in its seventh 12 months, has introduced its 2020 finalists representing some of the country’s best black talent across a vary of industries.

Introduced in Britain in 2014, the awards aim to rejoice and recognise “the normally unsung contributions of extraordinary black organization experts and entrepreneurs” in arts and media, client and luxury, entrepreneurs, monetary services, skilled services, and STEM (science, technological innovation, engineering and maths).

The finalists this year have been picked not only for their personalized and skilled achievements, but from the tumultuous backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic and the resurgence of the Black Life Subject motion. 

Melanie Eusebe and Sophie Chandauka, co-founders called this year’s finalists “some of the most determined and progressive black leaders in the Uk”.

“What specially shines via is the selection of professions from a founder of a groundbreaking equine nourishment procedure to a reserve publisher and running administrators at leading monetary firms. These extraordinary people today should really be extremely very pleased of their achievements, they are inspiring the upcoming technology of black talent to problem conference and follow in their footsteps.”

The Telegraph is a media companion for the awards, the primary sponsors for which include JP Morgan, Barclays, Baker McKenzie, Bloomberg, Fb, Fortnum and Mason, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and Wells Fargo. 

The winners for just about every group will be introduced all through a electronic awards ceremony on October two.

The finalists

Arts & Media Increasing Star

  • Magdalene Abraha – Publisher at Jacaranda Publications
  • Malakaï Sargeant – Director of Theatre Peckham
  • Nnena Nwakodo – Producer at Bartle Bogle Hegarty

Arts & Media Leader of the Year

  • Anthony Andrews – Co-founder and Creative Director of We Are Parable
  • Denise Maxwell – Director and Lead Photographer at Lensi Photography
  • Gail Babb – Lecturer and Deputy Director of BA Overall performance at Goldsmith University

Purchaser & Luxurious Increasing Star

  • Iré Hassan-Odukale – Handling Director at Ikoyi
  • Rachael Corson and Joycelyn Mate – Co-founders of Afrocenchix
  • Sarah-Jane Bampoe-Addo – Senior Method Supervisor at Amazon

Purchaser & Luxurious Leader of the Year

  • Brandie Deignan – Handling Director at Marco Pierre White Restaurants
  • Nigel and Victoria Ogunniyi – Co-founders of FAVOUR Catering and Occasions
  • Sandra Murphy – Founder of Equidiet Uk Ltd