Only one week left to nominate for the Black British Business Awards
Awards will celebrate outstanding achievements of black British business leaders
2016 sponsors and judging panel announced
Endorsed by the Prime Minister for the past two years, the 2016 awards will continue to recognise and reinforce the important contribution made by black British business professionals and entrepreneurs.
The BBBAwards is the only premium awards programme which recognises and celebrates the exceptional performance and outstanding achievements of black entrepreneurs and professionals in Britain.
With one week to nominations closing, a record number of nominations have been submitted so far from business people across the United Kingdom. This year’s ceremony will be held at Grange St Paul’s Hotel, London, on 6th October 2016, and will recognise outstanding black business professionals and entrepreneurs in six industry categories that are split in to rising stars and leadership awards:
- Finance and Financial Services (includes banks, brokers, payment services, insurance companies, credit card funds, regulators)
- Consumer and Luxury (includes food, beverage, household goods, retail, travel and leisure, cosmetics, personal and luxury goods)
- Infrastructure and Manufacturing (includes transportation, built environment, power and utilities)
- Professional Services (includes law, accounting, management consultancy and in-house professionals)
- Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM, includes health, industrials, telecoms, pharmaceuticals, transport and energy)
- Arts and Media (includes all media, design, fashion, performance art, publishing and advertising)
- Entrepreneur of the Year (operating their own business or social enterprise for over 18 months as at 5 May 2016)
The judging panel is chaired by Sophie Chandauka, Executive Director and Chief Administrative Officer of Morgan Stanley’s Legal and Compliance Division in EMEA. Today she announced a number of panellists including some of the top business and entrepreneurs in the UK:
- Tunji Akintokun, Director, Cisco
- Jo Barnett, Director of Social Enterprise and Virgin Money Giving, Virgin Money
- Karen Blackett OBE, Chairwoman, MediaCom
- Vanessa Kingori, Publisher of GQ Magazine Portfolio, Condѐ Nast UK
- David C. Peters, Advisory Board Director, Board Intelligence Ltd
- Tim Campbell MBE, Head of Client Services, Alexander Mann
- Robert Friend, Global Head of FICC and Foundational Applications, Bloomberg
- Donna Herdsman, Director, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
- Oba Nsugbe, Head of Chambers, Pump Court Chambers
- Dr Sandie Okoro, Global General Counsel, HSBC Global Asset Management, HSBC
- Daniel Taylor, Managing Director, Metro Design Consultants
- Kenneth Tharp, Chief Executive, The Place
Melanie Eusebe, Chair and Co-founder of the Black British Business Awards commented:
“We are very excited to see the wealth of talented exceptional business people being nominated for the 2016 awards. From creative entrepreneurs to seasoned bankers, the BBBAwards are uncovering a healthy pipeline of role models who are rising through stereotypes and flying the flag for UK Industry.”
BBBA have also announced that supporting sponsors for 2016 include Baker and MacKenzie, BNP Paribas, Barclays, Bloomberg, JP Morgan Chase & Co, MediaCom and Thomson Reuters.
THE DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS IS TUESDAY 3rd MAY 2016.
For further information and to submit a nomination: http://migrate.thebbbawards.com/nominate/
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For further information please contact Billie Morgan or Gertie Lowe via email [email protected] or telephone 0207 932 1599.