Black British Business Awards announce 2020 finalists


The Black British Organization Awards, now in its seventh year, has introduced its 2020 finalists representing some of the country’s best black talent throughout a variety of industries.

Introduced in Britain in 2014, the awards aim to rejoice and recognise “the frequently unsung contributions of exceptional black business industry experts and entrepreneurs” in arts and media, client and luxurious, entrepreneurs, fiscal solutions, qualified solutions, and STEM (science, engineering, engineering and maths).

The finalists this year have been chosen not only for their individual and qualified achievements, but versus the tumultuous backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic and the resurgence of the Black Lives Make a difference movement

Melanie Eusebe and Sophie Chandauka, co-founders identified as this year’s finalists “some of the most decided and innovative black leaders in the Uk”.

“What especially shines through is the variety of professions from a founder of a revolutionary equine diet process to a book publisher and managing directors at best fiscal companies. These exceptional people today should be exceptionally proud of their achievements, they are inspiring the next technology of black talent to problem convention and follow in their footsteps.”

The Telegraph is a media husband or wife for the awards, the most important sponsors for which include JP Morgan, Barclays, Baker McKenzie, Bloomberg, Fb, Fortnum and Mason, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and Wells Fargo. 

The winners for each class will be introduced throughout a electronic awards ceremony on Oct 2.

The finalists

Arts & Media Soaring Star

  • Magdalene Abraha – Publisher at Jacaranda Books
  • Malakaï Sargeant – Director of Theatre Peckham
  • Nnena Nwakodo – Producer at Bartle Bogle Hegarty

Arts & Media Leader of the 12 months

  • Anthony Andrews – Co-founder and Resourceful Director of We Are Parable
  • Denise Maxwell – Director and Lead Photographer at Lensi Pictures
  • Gail Babb – Lecturer and Deputy Director of BA Functionality at Goldsmith University

Consumer & Luxurious Soaring Star

  • Iré Hassan-Odukale – Handling Director at Ikoyi
  • Rachael Corson and Joycelyn Mate – Co-founders of Afrocenchix
  • Sarah-Jane Bampoe-Addo – Senior System Manager at Amazon

Consumer & Luxurious Leader of the 12 months

  • Brandie Deignan – Handling Director at Marco Pierre White Dining establishments
  • Nigel and Victoria Ogunniyi – Co-founders of FAVOUR Catering and Occasions
  • Sandra Murphy – Founder of Equidiet Uk Ltd