The Black Pounds Project (BPP) was founded by CJ Webley, CEO as a not-for-profit Community Interest Company. The Project was created in direct response to the growing number of Black business owners that are failing due to a lack of business acumen or understanding of due diligence requirements. Many have no awareness of services they can access or the free business support that is available to them.
The project provides business information, support, mentoring coaching and signposting assistance for black-owned businesses. We also engage with established enterprise services like the Local Enterprise Partnership, The Growth Hub, Greater Birmingham Chamber of Commerce and the Banking sector as part of our partnership working plan. The Black Pounds Project also provides relevant training in professional development for black-owned businesses to have greater access to finance and business support in the West Midlands.
Impact Brixton is a community-led co-working and event space on a mission to support diverse and purpose-driven entrepreneurship. We serve a thriving community of over 170 freelancers, creators and social change makers, and run a regular programme of social and educational events covering all themes from financial wellbeing, to the future of creativity, to cryptocurrencies & NFT's and beyond.
We have had the honour of partnering with some great organisations and projects who have helped us grow our impact, including collaborating with Apple on a 3-week radio programme for underrepresented young people, and being chosen as the space partner for the launch of 'Fuming', a documentary commissioned by The Social Innovation Partnership to explore the disproportionate affects of air pollution on marginalised communities. We are proud to be the first Black-owned co-working space in the UK, and this has a big influence on the vibrancy and inclusivity of our culture.
MSDUK is the UK's premier non-for-profit membership organisation championing diversity and inclusion in public and private sector supply chains. Since its inception in 2006, the organisation has worked with and supported over 3000 ethnic minority businesses and 120 Fortune 500 firms, generating more than £735m worth of business for ethnic minority businesses. We passionately believe that only through a diverse supply chain can industry truly meet the demands of the growing multicultural UK population whilst also improving business performance, increasing innovation, and driving growth.
What Next Initiative is a progressive organisation focused on enrichment of the Black community, by way of development in areas of property, ownership, education, healthcare, social care and economics.
Providing both support and opportunities in the above areas to individuals and the wider community.
Noir Squared, the digital brand marketing specialists for Black-led businesses & entrepreneurs to build their online brand that speaks authentically to their audience, while developing a tailored sales generating marketing strategy, that supports our client's growth throughout their business life cycle.
Creating and developing targeted audiences for our clients is at the heart of what we do and selectively working with big brands that want to engage with a diverse audience, the right way.
Established October 2003 in London, UK is a music entertainment and media company.
We combine radio, television, fashion and professional production services that provide a unique platform for musical talent, entrepreneurs, organisations, creatives and community figures alike.
Black Excellence Network UK is a platform for Black Career Professionals, Business Owners and Entrepreneurs. We provide support via mentorship and advisory services. Information via the different methods of resources that we hold. Events, Workshops, and programmes that cover a variety of subjects to enable progression and growth.
The platform works with several organisations both corporate and community via collaborations and partnerships to drive forward equality in a variety of diversity and inclusion areas.