July 21, 2024


The business lovers

Black British Business Awards announce 2020 finalists


The Black British Business enterprise Awards, now in its seventh yr, has declared its 2020 finalists symbolizing some of the country’s best black expertise throughout a variety of industries.

Launched in Britain in 2014, the awards aim to celebrate and recognise “the typically unsung contributions of remarkable black business enterprise industry experts and entrepreneurs” in arts and media, shopper and luxurious, entrepreneurs, financial products and services, experienced products and services, and STEM (science, know-how, engineering and maths).

The finalists this year have been picked not only for their particular and experienced achievements, but against the tumultuous backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic and the resurgence of the Black Lives Subject motion. 

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

“What specifically shines via is the assortment of professions from a founder of a groundbreaking equine nourishment method to a reserve publisher and controlling directors at major financial organizations. These remarkable people today ought to be incredibly happy of their achievements, they are inspiring the upcoming generation of black expertise to challenge convention and abide by in their footsteps.”

The Telegraph is a media husband or wife for the awards, the most important sponsors for which involve JP Morgan, Barclays, Baker McKenzie, Bloomberg, Fb, Fortnum and Mason, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and Wells Fargo. 

The winners for each and every class will be declared all through a digital awards ceremony on Oct two.

The finalists

Arts & Media Mounting Star

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

Arts & Media Chief of the Yr

  • Anthony Andrews – Co-founder and Imaginative Director of We Are Parable
  • Denise Maxwell – Director and Guide Photographer at Lensi Pictures
  • Gail Babb – Lecturer and Deputy Director of BA Functionality at Goldsmith College

Buyer & Luxury Mounting Star

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

Buyer & Luxury Chief of the Yr

  • Brandie Deignan – Running Director at Marco Pierre White Eating places
  • Nigel and Victoria Ogunniyi – Co-founders of FAVOUR Catering and Functions
  • Sandra Murphy – Founder of Equidiet British isles Ltd