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Black British Business Awards announce 2020 finalists


The Black British Company Awards, now in its seventh calendar year, has announced its 2020 finalists symbolizing some of the country’s best black expertise across a assortment of industries.

Launched in Britain in 2014, the awards aim to rejoice and recognise “the usually unsung contributions of exceptional black small business experts and entrepreneurs” in arts and media, client and luxury, entrepreneurs, economical solutions, qualified solutions, and STEM (science, engineering, engineering and maths).

The finalists this year have been selected not only for their personal and qualified achievements, but from 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 determined and revolutionary black leaders in the United kingdom”.

“What particularly shines by is the wide range of professions from a founder of a groundbreaking equine nutrition procedure to a reserve publisher and running directors at prime economical companies. These exceptional folks really should be exceptionally happy of their achievements, they are inspiring the up coming generation of black expertise to problem convention and comply with in their footsteps.”

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

The winners for every single classification will be announced throughout a electronic awards ceremony on Oct two.

The finalists

Arts & Media Soaring Star

  • Magdalene Abraha – Publisher at Jacaranda Guides
  • 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 Artistic Director of We Are Parable
  • Denise Maxwell – Director and Direct Photographer at Lensi Images
  • Gail Babb – Lecturer and Deputy Director of BA General performance at Goldsmith College

Customer & Luxurious Soaring Star

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

Customer & Luxurious Leader of the Calendar year

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