This year we have seen an unprecedented amount of focus on the Black community in various countries around the world after the tragic death of George Floyd. There has been significant support across business, politics, and media however to drive the equality desired many of these efforts will have to continue beyond 2020.
One of the most impactful ways to positively impact these communities is through supporting businesses founded by black founders who can then positively impact their communities. Alongside Raphael Sofoluke, Founder and CEO of the UK Black Business Show, I have selected 30 Black-owned businesses—across a range of industries and sizes—positioned to grow and do well in 2021 that you can support.
Award-winning Afro Hair Care brand using natural and ethical ingredients.
Luxury home fragrance brand selling hand poured scented candles created using traditional artisan techniques.
Unique streetwear fashion brand founded by four friends after an unexpected event during university.
Belovd agency is a DEI and representation partnership, providing education, training and strategy for the advancement of all intersections of humanity in the workplace.
Benjart is a premium UK street fashion company with strong local roots and global appeal
Black Ballad is a media and data company for black women in Britain and beyond
Black Girl Gamers
An award winning community based platform that advocates for diversity, inclusion and equity in the Gaming industry.
Subscription box of hair, skin and wellness treats.
Casey Elisha Books
London based children's author, best known for her debut title, Love Thy Fro, focusing on enhancing diversity in children's literature.
Clamp Digital Agency is an innovative powerhouse creating contemporary phygital and digital experiences.
African print swimwear brand fusing the traditional aspects of cultural prints from Africa with contemporary swimwear designs.
London based cosmetics brand founded by beauty enthusiast Gina Nipah.
Bridal hair salon for textured hair and emerging celebrity hairstylist.
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Online collection of stories that highlight the positive contributions Black Britons make to society and culture through Events, PR and Creative content.
International wedding studio run by London wedding photographer Jamie Adeogunwoye specializing in weddings, events, portraiture and lifestyle photography.
London-based womenswear brand of attainable clothing with luxury aesthetics, intentionally crafted to make women feel like their most confident selves.
The UK’s first online lender solely focused on entrepreneurs from underrepresented communities.
A platform to inspire young entrepreneurs to follow their dreams. The platform has had speakers such as Karen Civil, Lenny 'Kodak Lens' Santiago, Swizz Beatz, Yvette Noel-Schure, and Shayla Cowan.
Marv Brown Films