Finalists named for awards to celebrate black business
THE Black British Business Awards has announced the finalists for a series of prizes to celebrate trailblazing members and rising stars of the black British business community.
The awards have set out to find “exceptional performance and outstanding achievements of black entrepreneurs and professionals”. Melanie Eusebe, chairman and co-founder of the Black British Business Awards, said: “We are thrilled to be celebrating both the launch of our research paper and the wealth of talented, exceptional business people as finalists of the 2017 awards this month.
“From creative entrepreneurs to seasoned bankers, the awards continue to uncover a healthy pipeline of role models who are breaking through stereotypes and changing the game for UK Industry.”
There are categories across business, including financial services, consumer and luxury, professional services, STEM industries, arts and media, and for entrepreneurs.
The judging panel is chaired by Sophie Chandauka, executive director of Morgan Stanley’s legal and compliance division in EMEA.
Previous winners of the Black British Business Person of the Year include Chi-chi Nwanoku, the founder of The Chineke! Foundation, who won last year; Gary Elden, chief executive of SThree, and Margaret Casely-Hayford, the chairman of Action Aid UK.
The Daily Telegraph is a media partner for the awards, and they are being sponsored by Baker McKenzie, Bloomberg, BNP Paribas, Barclays, Cisco, JP Morgan, MDC Group, MediaCom, Thomson Reuters and Virgin Money.
The winners will be announced during a ceremony at London’s Grange St Paul’s Hotel on October 19.
Find the full list of finalists at tgr.ph/ bbba
Melanie Eusebe, chairman of the Black British Business Awards, said there is a wealth of talent this year