June 21, 2024


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Black British Business Awards announce 2020 finalists


The Black British Business enterprise Awards, now in its seventh calendar year, has announced its 2020 finalists representing some of the country’s best black talent across a range of industries.

Launched in Britain in 2014, the awards aim to rejoice and recognise “the typically unsung contributions of fantastic black enterprise professionals and entrepreneurs” in arts and media, consumer and luxurious, entrepreneurs, financial solutions, specialist solutions, and STEM (science, engineering, engineering and maths).

The finalists this year have been selected not only for their personal and specialist achievements, but versus the tumultuous backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic and the resurgence of the Black Lives Issue motion. 

Melanie Eusebe and Sophie Chandauka, co-founders named this year’s finalists “some of the most decided and innovative black leaders in the British isles”.

“What particularly shines by means of is the wide variety of professions from a founder of a innovative equine nutrition program to a guide publisher and handling directors at top rated financial businesses. These fantastic people today ought to be very proud of their achievements, they are inspiring the up coming era of black talent to challenge convention and follow in their footsteps.”

The Telegraph is a media associate for the awards, the most important sponsors for which consist of JP Morgan, Barclays, Baker McKenzie, Bloomberg, Fb, Fortnum and Mason, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and Wells Fargo. 

The winners for each classification will be announced for the duration of a digital awards ceremony on Oct 2.

The finalists

Arts & Media Rising Star

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

Arts & Media Chief of the Yr

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

Client & Luxury Rising Star

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

Client & Luxury Chief of the Yr

  • 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 British isles Ltd