December 5, 2022


Built Business Tough

Black British Business Awards announce 2021 finalists

Finalists have been revealed for this year’s Black British Enterprise Awards, an annual event that celebrates the achievements of some of the UK’s prime corporate bosses and business owners.

Now in its eighth year, the awards spotlight “exceptional organization talent” across 6 industries: arts and media shopper and luxurious start off-ups fiscal expert services skilled expert services and STEM (science, tech, engineering and maths).

Among the the 39 businesspeople shortlisted are Taponeswa Mavunga, director of Africa at Sony Music Uk, Akima Paul-Lambert, litigation partner at Hogan Lovells, and Edgar Chibaka and Jamal Tahlil, co-founders of Leeds-centered protection agency 1st Response Group.

Sophie Chandauka, co-founder and chair of the awards, said: “Our finalists have delivered remarkable business price across sectors in volatile marketplaces, in which business owners in specific have been decimated.

“They have been strategic advisors to their companies and boards as world-wide organizations are challenged by investors to address systemic racism.

“Despite the pandemic and social unrest, they are fiercely competitive, artistic and commercially savvy. They are world-wide in their outlook and ambition, and depict the very greatest of staying British in a post-pandemic, post-Brexit Europe.”

Segun Osuntokun of regulation agency Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner was named black British businessperson of 2020 at very last year’s ceremony.