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Black Business Association

London Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Black Business Association (BBA) is dedicated to supporting the effective business activity of Black entrepreneurs and Black employees in the capital. 

The BBA champions success within London’s Black business community and provides a platform for Black owned businesses to network, do business and address barriers to equality.

The BBA is open to LCCI Members and the Community Network.

About the Black Business Association (BBA)

Why was the BBA created?

On 25 May 2020 the world witnessed the horrific murder of George Floyd. Many organisations responded with statements and BLM banners. LCCI’s CEO looked towards staff to suggest how the Chamber should respond? Tired of empty gestures, it was suggested we start a movement with tangible results for the Black Business community. It was on that day the Black Business Association was born.

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Meet the BBA Committee

The Black Business Association Committee, chaired by Lord Dr Michael Hastings of Scarisbrick CBE, is dedicated to lobbying and supporting the effective business activity of Black entrepreneurs and owners, demonstrating the investable credibility of Black British business and significantly influencing the governments agenda on racial injustice, discrimination and economic empowerment.


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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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Meet the BBA Progamme Partner

University of Westminster

The University of Westminster offers a vibrant learning environment attracting more than 20,000 students from over 155 nations, with global engagement, employability, and sustainability at the heart of what we do. Our highly attractive practice-based courses are independently rated as excellent, many with international recognition.

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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

BBA Events, Partnerships and News

Celebrating Black Excellence

October 2023

The London Chamber Black Excellence Awards in partnership with Boisdale of Canary Wharf, celebrated the inspirational contribution of the British Black community to the cultural and economic development of the United Kingdom. This special evening honoured the exceptional and significant achievements of the Black British community.

About the awards

Building an inclusive entrepreneurial ecosystem

LCCI Update

In the latest issue of London Business Matters, Dr Yaz Osho, senior lecturer in entrepreneurship at University of Westminster explores intersectionality and the importance of taking the whole selves of racially minoritised entrepreneurs into consideration.

READ update here

The Legacy Of Windrush Generation

Press Release

2023 marks the 75th Anniversary of the arrival of the HMT Empire Windrush in the Great Britain. London Chamber and the National Windrush Museum are united in a collaborative effort to celebrate the success and contribution of Caribbean people to the UK and to work indefinitely towards removing barriers and struggles that impede their growth in any way.

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LCCI report success in House of Commons Debate

December 2022

The winning of this weeks' House of Commons debate is another significant result in LCCI's campaign for the recommendations in the Ethnic Diversity in Business report to be implemented by the Government and Mayor of London.

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The Tacitus Lecture

BBA Sponsorship

We were proud to be Platinum Sponsor of the World Trader’s Tacitus Lecture, Finance and the City in and Age of Historical Reckoning. The BBA provides a forum to collectively address barriers to equality in London’s economy that have roots in the exploitation of imperial rule that Prof David Olusoga OBE, author of Black and British, discussed in his insightful lecture.

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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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LCCI Paper: Ethnic Diversity in Business

Removing barriers impeding minority-led business success

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

Emmanuel Olatunji, Director | Bluechess Technology