Black British Business Awards announce 2020 finalists


The Black British Organization Awards, now in its seventh calendar year, has introduced its 2020 finalists representing some of the country’s best black expertise throughout a array of industries.

Introduced in Britain in 2014, the awards aim to rejoice and recognise “the usually unsung contributions of exceptional black enterprise gurus and entrepreneurs” in arts and media, consumer and luxurious, entrepreneurs, monetary products and services, experienced products and services, and STEM (science, technological innovation, engineering and maths).

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

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

“What significantly shines by means of is the selection of professions from a founder of a revolutionary equine nutrition process to a ebook publisher and controlling administrators at best monetary corporations. These exceptional men and women ought to be really proud of their achievements, they are inspiring the up coming generation of black expertise to challenge conference and stick to in their footsteps.”

The Telegraph is a media husband or wife 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 every class will be introduced all through a digital awards ceremony on Oct two.

The finalists

Arts & Media Growing Star

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

Arts & Media Chief of the 12 months

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

Client & Luxury Growing Star

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

Client & Luxury Chief of the 12 months

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