2020 was not the easiest or fun filled year that we had all planned for. However, I am grateful for having had the privilege of interviewing some great entrepreneurs from under represented communities. From Barber Shop to Care Homes, these founders were all from different backgrounds and shared some tips that they’ve picked up during […]
Mark Maciver is the founder and owner of renowned Hackney based hair and beauty studio Slider cuts. He also offers an apprentice scheme, where aspiring barbers get to learn barbering and business skills from Maciver himself, whose clients include boxing champ Anthony Joshua and rapper Stormzy to name a few.
Roger Waluube is the owner of Pelham House Care Home and Aspire Home Carers . These organisations provide outstanding care for people with mild dementia and people in need of palliative care. As well as his great work in social care, he is also known for his appearance on the BBC Panorama special titled ‘The […]
Earth to Earth Organics is a sustainable skin care company that was started by husband and wife team, Tenesia (Tee) and Danny (Dan) Pascal in 2016. The company produces and sells a range of body oils, body washes and body butters via their online store. These products were created out of necessity by Tee, who […]
Rum distillery isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Scotland, and that’s a big part of why husband and wife team, Paul and Jacine Rutasikwa established their Livingston based distillery, Matugga Rum in 2018. The company produces a multi award winning range of distinctive, artisan rums from scratch using 100% […]
I never imagined to be nominated for or winning any awards, I just wanted to have an impact on my community, says Sanmi Adegoke. His latest latest nomination comes from the Black British Business Award, a prestigious award in the UK. Growing up in Nigeria, he learnt the importance of faith as being the assurance […]
Naked Clay Ceramics is a collection of tactile, minimal style tableware and is owned by Carla Sealey. Using a combination of handbuilding and slip casting, everything is made by hand in Carla Sealey’s studio in Bedfordshire. “I started this business because I wanted to make something that was special and intentional. I am all about […]
The architecture profession tends to be viewed with a narrow scope. Most people aspire to be some version of Norman Foster, wanting to design their own version of the Gherkin. This is the perception of Architecture as an industry, with most companies focusing exclusively on design. “There are so many avenues we can pursue as […]
“Don’t waste your time” – This is what the president of MGA (Maize Growers Association, an independent organisation that identifies information needs for its maize growers) told David Mwanaka, a black entrepreneur, in 1996. He had identified the MGA as his first port of call in helping him to understand how he could make his […]
Based in the heart of the entertainment and retail district in Covent Garden, Jamaica Patty Co. is the brainchild of black business woman Theresa Roberts. Born in Jamaica, Theresa moved to the UK in the 1960s to join her parents who had made the same journey earlier as part of the wind rush generation. The […]
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