Black British Business Awards announce 2020 finalists

 

The Black British Business enterprise Awards, now in its seventh 12 months, has announced its 2020 finalists symbolizing some of the country’s best black expertise across a variety of industries.

Introduced in Britain in 2014, the awards aim to rejoice and recognise “the typically unsung contributions of fantastic black small business specialists and entrepreneurs” in arts and media, purchaser and luxury, entrepreneurs, fiscal providers, skilled providers, and STEM (science, technological know-how, engineering and maths).

The finalists this year have been chosen not only for their particular and skilled achievements, but against the tumultuous backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic and the resurgence of the Black Life Matter motion. 

Melanie Eusebe and Sophie Chandauka, co-founders known as this year’s finalists “some of the most decided and ground breaking black leaders in the Uk”.

“What specially shines through is the assortment of professions from a founder of a innovative equine diet process to a e book publisher and running directors at best fiscal firms. These fantastic individuals should be very proud of their achievements, they are inspiring the upcoming era of black expertise to problem convention and abide by in their footsteps.”

The Telegraph is a media partner for the awards, the principal sponsors for which contain JP Morgan, Barclays, Baker McKenzie, Bloomberg, Facebook, Fortnum and Mason, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and Wells Fargo. 

The winners for each class will be announced through a electronic awards ceremony on October two.

The finalists

Arts & Media Rising Star

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

Arts & Media Leader of the Calendar year

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

Client & Luxury Rising Star

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

Client & Luxury Leader of the Calendar year

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