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The Black British Business Awards

The BBBAwards is the only premium awards and Black talent leadership accelerator of its kind in the UK. The BBBAwards enjoys the support of over 30 significant multinational corporations, business leaders and endorsements from all Prime Ministers since 2014.

The BBBAwards portfolio of programmes includes the celebratory front facing awards ceremony as well as a number of impact-led, research-driven initiatives aimed at accelerating the progression and development of diverse talent. The BBBAwards empowers organisations to work towards adopting strategies that result in meaningful cultural and organisational change, by supporting their wider organisational ecosystem.

Key Personnel
  1. Sophie Chandauka, Chair and Executive Founder
  1. Debbie Tembo, Managing Director
Key diversity & inclusion facts
  • All-female leadership team
  • Working to advance ethnic minority advancement in the workplace since 2014
  • Celebrated over 250 game-changing professionals and entrepreneurs since our launch
  • ‘The Middle’ remains only multi-method study to engage HR Directors, Diversity and Inclusion Executives, Employee Network Executive Sponsors and Employee Network Chairs to examine the reasons why visible minority middle managers are underrepresented in senior executive roles within large businesses operating in the UK, and addresses what can be done about it
  • The Talent Accelerator is a first of its kind, a career development programme is for high-potential visible minority middle managers spanning all sectors and involving key internal stakeholders to deliver measurable, lasting impact
  • In partnership with Deloitte, the BAME in the Boardroom programme focuses on equipping senior visible minority leaders with the knowledge and network to reach non-executive board directorship at UK-listed companies
Strengths in diversity & inclusion
  • Shining a light on diverse role models
  • Talent retention and development
  • Impactful events programme
  • Driving meaningful cultural and organizational change
  • Cross-sector partnerships with investors, networks, academia, press and more
Future plans in diversity & inclusion

Further strategic partnerships to advance the minority ethnic agenda

Key documents

The Middle Report

The 2020 Talent Accelerator Report

Articles by The Black British Business Awards

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