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UK Black Business Show Nominated for the Prestigious British Business Excellence Awards

By August 2, 2023No Comments

UK Black Business Show Nominated for the Prestigious British Business Excellence Awards

UK Black Business Show Limited, the leading events company empowering Black professionals, entrepreneurs and business owners across the UK, is thrilled to announce its nomination for the esteemed British Business Excellence Awards. This recognition showcases the company’s commitment to excellence, innovation, and resilience within the vibrant business events landscape.

The British Business Excellence Awards is renowned as the elite business awards programme, celebrating businesses of all shapes and sizes that have demonstrated exceptional achievements in their respective industries. The programme encompasses a year-long series of networking events, engaging round tables, and rigorous judging processes, leading up to the highly anticipated awards ceremony, scheduled to take place on Tuesday, 14th November 2023, at the prestigious Grosvenor House Hotel in London.

The Lloyds Bank British Business Excellence Awards has been at the forefront of recognising and applauding outstanding entrepreneurial talent, and the event’s founder and director, Sarah Austin, expressed her enthusiasm for this year’s contenders. She stated, “As the UK’s unrivalled celebration of business brilliance, resilience, and innovation – the Lloyds Bank British Business Excellence Awards takes centre stage – and this year is no exception.”

She further added, “Our excitement levels have hit the roof as we’ve witnessed a spectacular level of submissions across a wide range of dynamic industries – but with a real trend across the energy, recruitment, wellbeing, food & drink, and tech sectors, highlighting just how much the UK business landscape is thriving.”

The UK Black Business Show has earned its place among the finalists, impressing the judging panel with its unwavering dedication to fostering Black entrepreneurship and economic empowerment. Through its platform, the company has provided invaluable resources, networking opportunities, and support to Black professionals, entrepreneurs and business owners, enabling them to thrive and succeed.

“We believe in better outcomes and opportunities for Black entrepreneurs, professionals and allies to the Black community. Our mission is to use our platform and voice to inspire and connect our community to achieve their ambitions. “

Our portfolio of events have allowed us to positively impact in 4 key areas. talent retention, talent attraction, driving Black entrepreneurship and advocating for supplier diversity.

The team currently boast 3 events with a US launch in the pipeline. 

UK Black Business Week (2-7 October 2023)
UK Black Business Show (7th October 2023)
Birmingham Black Business Show (15th June 2024)
Black Tech Achievement Awards – UK (15th March 2024) 

“We are humbled and honoured to receive this nomination for the British Business Excellence Awards,” said Raphael Sofoluke, Founder and CEO of UK Black Business Show. “This recognition is a testament to the hard work, passion, and resilience of the Black business community in the UK. We are immensely proud of the impact our events have made in empowering Black entrepreneurs, professionals and business owners and this nomination motivates us to continue striving for excellence in everything we do.”

The UK Black Business Show is poised to attend the awards ceremony with great anticipation, alongside other notable finalists, ready to celebrate their remarkable achievements. The event promises to be an electrifying evening that celebrates the spirit of entrepreneurship and business success.

For more information on sponsorship opportunities, exhibiting or attending any of the events, please see the websites below: 


For media inquiries or further information, please contact

Abby Cairns
Marketing Manager
UK Black Business Show