Black Business Association

London Chamber of Commerce and Industry Black Business Association (BBA) promotes Black business ownership, entrepreneurship and Black employees in the capital.

The Black Business Association Mission

The BBA brings together Black business owners and employees to create a purposeful outlet, enabling networking and promoting Black entrepreneurs and business ownership in the capital. The BBA group also provides a forum to collectively address barriers to equality in London’s economy.

Join the Black Business Association

To join the BBA you must be an LCCI Member or part of the free London Chamber Community Network:

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Ethnic Diversity in Business

New LCCI Report

Published on 12 May 2022

LCCI has published a paper on ethnic diversity in business and what is needed to remove the barriers impeding minority-led business success. The report looks at the correlation between demographics of individuals from ethnic minority backgrounds and subsequent success in business and highlights the problems that ethnic minorities face accessing finance and procurement opportunities.

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BBA Events, News and Updates

In Conversation with Tom Ilube CBE

LCCI EVENT

Hosted by Lord Michael Hastings, join us to hear from Tom how he led Crossword Cybersecurity in its successful admission to AIM, the growth market of the London Stock Exchange, in December 2018 as well as his role as the first black Chair of the RFU.

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The London and UK Black Business Entrepreneurs Conference

PARTNER EVENT

This is the perfect opportunity to gain valuable insights into the latest research on black entrepreneurship. Network with other professionals in your field and learn about best practices, while enjoying an enriching and inspiring conference experience. Use the discount code LCCI25 when booking. Taking place on 14 July.

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March’s BBA Networking Reception

LCCI EVENT

Fantastic to see so many businesses from the Black Business Association at our recent networking event at LCCI’s HQ. A night of conversation, shared aspiration and celebration of excellence. A special thanks to our guest speaker Kenny Imafidon - Ceo of ClearView Research for sharing his business journey with us.

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BBA Supports Tacitus Lecture 2022

Historian and broadcaster Prof David Olusoga OBE delivered the World Traders’ Annual Tacitus Lecture, “Finance and the City in an Age of Historical Reckoning”, to 650 guests in London’s Guildhall. LCCI's BBA were proud to be a Platinum Sponsor, with the topics covered aligning with the BBA’s mission to promote Black business ownership and Black employees.

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Back2Business Success Story

FUNDING

We are committed to helping the BBA network find funding solutions and grants for business growth. The Gym Kitchen, who are part of the BBA, were awarded a £10,000 Back2Business grant from LCCI Partner Fiserv. The Back2Business programme supported ethnically diverse owned small businesses who were impacted by Covid-19.

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LCCI Partners with The World Reimagined

August - October 2022

Does your organisation want to make a powerful statement about its commitment to racial equality? With sculpture trails across 7 cities, engaging 2m+ visitors, The World Reimagined will be the largest art education programme for racial justice the UK has ever seen. Be a part of it.

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The BBA has provided me with a platform to use my skills and expertise to help Black businesses. 

Adjoa Anim, Trade Mark Director | HGF Limited

Meet the Black Business Association Committee

BBA Committee Members

The BBA Committee, under the chairmanship of Lord Dr Michael Hastings of Scarisbrick CBE are dedicated to lobbying and supporting the effective business activity of Black entrepreneurs and owners.

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Hear from LCCI's BBA Members

The BBA creates an outlet supporting Black business ownership and addressing the barriers to equality. 

Emmanuel Olatunji, Director | Bluechess Technology

Meet BBA's Supporter

Fiserv

SUPPORTER

Fiserv, Inc. (NASDAQ:FISV) is a global leader in payments and financial technology, achieving best-in-class results in areas including; digital banking solutions; card issuer processing and network services; payments; e-commerce; merchant acquiring and processing; and the Clover® cloud-based point-of-sale solution.

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Showcase your Business

Dedicated BBA Group

CONNECT DIGITALLY

We have launched a free social networking digital app allowing businesses to connect with like-minded professionals, join interest groups and find out more about London Chamber’s products and services. We have a dedicated BBA group within the app which we encourage you to join and share your experiences and ideas to help future business growth.

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Catch up on BBA Webinars

Webinars for Black Business Owners & Entrepreneurs

The BBA host regular interactive webinars, which you can access on demand. Topics include: a celebration of black business, accessing finance and capital and entrepreneurship.

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