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Sisters of the City currently known as the Black Women of Birmingham platform has a social purpose to support mental well-being, develop self love, encourage healthy relationships and a sisterhood of familiarity.   In addition, elevation and the aim of less isolation amongst individuals from African and Caribbean ethnic backgrounds and circumstances / experiences.

The soon to be CIC provides holistic wellbeing via individual and group yoga sessions, community walks in local parks and time spent at a local allotment.

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A truly exciting destination and product range, Created by wellness entrepreneur Tan Davis. Paradise Is Served. Kalypso Cafe is where groovy and wellness meet. All products are all powered by Organic Superfoods and Adaptogens.

Kalypso Cafe serves its customers with Organic and Vegan friendly, Bright and bold wellness drinks and super-powered treats.

So Good. A first of it’s kind in the UK. Kalypso Cafe will flip the UK retail industry and shake it up. Quirky, Colourful, Bold & Exciting, The Next “Joe & The Juice” & “Moon Juice”.

Opening in locations all over Planet Earth soon.

PARADISE IS SERVED.

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SilkeBee Skincare was born out of a desire to soothe my daughter’s dry skin and eczema. Our roots can be traced back to Bulawayo, Zimbabwe where my grandmother used natural ingredients from her and my grandfather’s farm to make skincare. We take pride in not using any parabens, emulsifiers & synthetically enhanced chemicals.

We believe that by continuing to educate the public on natural alternatives, we can help to service a sector that will love & appreciate natural and environmentally friendly skincare.  Our range of skincare is safe for the whole family, from Bump, Baby and Beyond.

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Campbell & Alleyne were established in 2021 by two qualified Social Workers with an initial aim to support black males to: journal, goal set and reflect.

This was due to the increasing rise in black male suicides and the lack of mental health and wellness support in the community. We came up with the idea of MANifest: your story a guided tool to Support, Inspire and Affirm.

We have adapted the product to suit students, professionals and others. With high quality printing, inclusive fonts and full colour pictures.

Campbell and Alleyne aim to provide quality Manifest and Aspirational tools.

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Founded in 2019, Yard + Parish is the UK’s sustainable luxury platform championing independent Black-owned brands. As 2021 Finalists at the Black British Business Awards, Yard + Parish is set to become a household name in British retail, known for creating innovative spaces for product and service-based businesses of the African diaspora to thrive.

Through curated offerings across fashion, beauty, wellness, and homeware, the social enterprise is inspired by a rich, yet minimalist island lifestyle and is powered by a growing community of over 50 independent local businesses.

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Akra Designs has been established since the year 2006. They specialise in authentic handmade products for home and Fashion accessories. Akra are a retail and wholesale business based in the UK.  They have supported and encouraged creative designers in Ghana for the past 15 years.

The idea came about whilst The Owner, Eva was in Ghana. Being Ghanaian she felt that this was an opportunity to help support Ghanaians and make their work available to a wider audience who would appreciate the creativity and authenticity of their designs. Akra’s mission is to create a social purpose enterprise that creates positive impact in local Ghanaian communities.

Stand: A7

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During childhood it was difficult to find representation in everyday items. When it came to cards, my family had a very small selection of black greeting cards to choose from.

In 2018 I started Aziza Illustrates to fill the gap, producing products featuring black people. Every card is a piece of artwork designed to reflect the warmth of our community.

Aziza Illustrates has also collaborated with other businesses, creating patterns, illustrations, logos and much more!

The name Aziza means cherished, precious and beloved. I hope you will feel this way when you give or receive an item from Aziza Illustrates.

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My name is Denise Glover the founder and owner of Firecracker Art by Denise based in Chesterfield Derbyshire. I’m a self-taught visual artist that   paints and decorates   products using my art.  I get my inspiration from my love of travel and my African heritage.

My artwork tends to be bold and bright. My business was established in 2017 as way of relaxing from my busy job as GP.   I paint using mainly acrylic and watercolour   mediums and then transfer the artwork on items such as   lampshades, mugs, coasters and greeting cards.  I hope to see you at my stand.

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Stand: A15

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Amonev is a team of mothers and fathers who are fully dedicated to helping parents navigate the full time, no pay, no holidays, job of keeping their new born babies to preteen kids, nurtured, fully entertained and mentally stimulated.

We do this by creating a variety of fun, innovative products that children can develop, play and learn with and through this dedication to nurturing little hearts and minds we allow families to create countless memories and treasured moments.

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Discovering natural solutions to chronic conditions. Together.

Chronic Conditions Changes Lives
1 in 3 adults live with a life-altering chronic condition.

Living well with Chronic Conditions
75% of adults successfully manage their condition with complementary and alternative medicines (CAM).

Natural Solutions That Work
The community of chronic illnesses warriors, carers and experts, sharing clinically-validated remedies and tried and tested therapies.

350+ Conditions, Over 10k Remedies
Find a solution for yourself or a loved one. Share your experience to help others.

It’s Free to Join, Everyone is Welcome. Join a worldwide community sharing solutions that work. Find your condition

Stand: B8

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LA Edwards’ debut novel Halo Hattie, is for children aged 7+.  It’s an fantasy comedy adventure set within the Galaxy Garden awash with culturally diverse talking animals whose existence depends on the magical Halo. Central to the novel’s plot, are courageous black characters facing several moral dilemmas.

With over 20 years+ experience working with children, this fast rising author sold out at last year’s book launch, read excerpts of her novel at Cocoa Fest and Black Book Festival. She undertakes author visits to schools and libraries.

Now stocked in independent bookshops and featuring in major media outlets, fans are demanding a sequel.

Stand: B9

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Jk Taylor Ltd was established in 2018 as a lifestyle, Beauty and personal care brand that deals in Natural Organic products that cater for a range of health and beauty concerns.

From a young age, I always struggled with health and skin problems. I spent so much on dermatologists and beauty products. In 2016 I started making my own organic soaps and creams at home which eventually turned into a full time business.

In 2020 the company launched its Premium line  AVIENNE that has been well received by the consumers. Our mission is to grow into a global organic beauty brand.

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ZYZVEN NATURALS is a female black owned company that specialises in natural skincare and wellness products. Whether it be acne, hair growth, erectile dysfunction, diabetes etc. ZYZVEN NATURALS provides natural solutions to your problems.

KMR Naturals LTD and ZYZVEN TEA LADY are official resellers and has been proudly providing high quality natural wellness products manufactured by the Global brand to the Birmingham area since 2022. Providing high quality products for your body, face, skin and hair. Our wide range of products are formulated to help nourish the body from the inside out.

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At SheaCoco we specialise in the very best natural, organic skin and hair products.

Our main ingredients in our whipped body butter are:

  • Unrefined Shea Butter – with the extract of the African Borututu Tree bark which gives the Shea Butter its yellow appearance and medicinal properties.
  •  Unrefined, cold pressed, raw Coconut Oil – which provides antioxidants and skin healing properties.

When we combine these ingredients and properties, they make a unique blend perfect for a natural skin moisturiser which conditions, heals and protects the skin.

SheaCoco skin and hair products contain no chemicalsparabens, preservatives, additives or fragrances. All our ingredients are 100% pure and organic. This is a key factor to maintain flawless skin alongside strong, healthy hair growth.

Stand: B12

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Niyo is an ecosystem of brands that exists to economically empower Black women to be builders of high impact ecosystems. Niyo’s purpose is to empower Black women globally to upskill, transform their careers and create a world class black female ecosystem using the latest technologies, curate and build culture, and shape the way Black women produce.

We do this through bootcamps focussed on tech careers, entrepreneurship, and hair and beauty. Additionally, Niyo has built a technology software that is shaping the way beauty, hair and fashion is done and improving access to hair and beauty products that will enhance healthy hair for all.

Stand: B14

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Kutivz Kollection is an independently owned hair and beauty brand created by Zoe Ukemenam.

Using her science degree and long history in the hair and makeup industry, the brand is sculpted around being specific to each person.

Kutivz Kollection is a brand that has you covered for all your beauty needs, getting you fully ready for any occasion. From make-up, to lashes, to jewellery and hair, we can take you from day fabulous to night glam .

We strive to achieve beauty all round so that you can; Look, Feel and Be the best version of you.

Stand: B15

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Mill + Ball is all about inclusive, affordable, cruelty-free beauty, bringing exciting yet functional products to the modern conscious consumer. The successful launch of their magnetic eyelash kits and 2-in-1 adhesive eyeliners saw them bridge the industry gap between luxury and affordability, paving the way for future product development.

 

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Stand: B21

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Adian’s Dining is an a la carte restaurant that encompasses flavours from the Caribbean, India and South Asia to create bold, intense and memorable flavours, encouraging diners to enjoy cuisine atypical to traditional Caribbean.

Food and drink is a vessel used to bring people together and our aim is to ensure that our dining experience is enjoyed by all no matter the occasion.

You are welcomed to have your tastebuds tantalised and immersed within an exotic ambiance with exciting and innovative dishes and cocktails.  An award winning, hidden gem that encompasses dedication, drive and passion into all that is offered.

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We are Europe’s largest independent Black-owned business and arts Centre. Based in Aston, one of Birmingham’s most diverse communities, we are dedicated to championing our local and national community.

We exist to offer great cultural, artistic, and educational activities that uplift and upskill. We do this by providing the best in events, workshops and projects that encourage people to come together in a safe curated space, which puts their individual and collective needs at the heart.

Our newly refurbished multi-purpose building has two theatres, café, restaurant, offices, business suite and multimedia suites that are accessible and available to all.

Stand: C6

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Established 11 years ago, Honey Legal has grown to be one of the largest specialist estate planning companies in England & Wales offering Wills, LPAs, Trusts and Probate advice, through face to face, telephone and leading-edge online technology.

With over 100 Head Office staff, a 30-strong legal team including SRA solicitors plus 200+ sales consultants we are recognised through Trustpilot as the most trusted company in our sector.

We give customers tailored advice on how to protect their assets and wealth in their lifetime and beyond. Visit stand C6 to get your own free personalised assessment and report.

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Stand: C7

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HSBC is one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organisations, supporting 1 million business customers in the UK.  We are committed to working with UK SMEs to help them realise their ambitions and over the past seven years have committed £75bn in lending to enterprises in the sector.

As well as supporting the ambitions of internationally-minded businesses through a global network that covers 64 countries and territories.  We’re here to use our unique expertise, capabilities, breadth and perspectives to open up new kinds of opportunity for our customers.

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Stand: C8

BRONZE SPONSOR

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The Equal Group is an award-winning EDI consultancy, specialising in strategic and transformational projects that involve assisting individual companies and entire sectors to embed meaningful, sustainable and measurable improvements in relation to EDI.

Working closely with clients such as the Greater London Authority (GLA), Macmillan, Ofgem, Thames Water and many more, The Equal Group focuses on leveraging the power of both quantitative and qualitative data to provide a robust context from which change can be most effective.

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Solicitors – employment, immigration, family, civil litigation and Wills.

Family  – Advice  on divorce,  separation, nullity or civil partnership dissolution, financial  proceedings and children issues.

Employment – Deals with ACAS  and  Courts. Experienced in  cases of dismissal, discrimination, breach of the Equality Act, damages, whistle blowing etc.

Immigration-  Assistance  with visas to enter or  stay in  UK,   appeals and judicial review applications.

Civil Litigation – We deal with negotiations, mediation and conciliation. Our lawyers have experience litigators.

Corporate and Business  – We advise  Small to Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs).

We draft Wills and assist with probate.

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Stand: C10

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As an Independent Financial Adviser, I use modern financial planning solutions to provide peace of mind to the individuals and businesses I work with, enabling them to make the most of their circumstances.

I have spent the majority of my career within financial planning and wealth management supporting High Net Worth Individuals with all areas of their personal finances, helping them pay less tax, live the retirement they want and preserve wealth for the next generation.

Blake Ellis is an adviser with Julian Harris Financial Consultants, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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Tru Powell Consultancy & Events Ltd is an established coaching and consultancy business that works with ambitious creative entrepreneurs who are keen to build their personal brands and get visible. If you are feeling frustrated because you’re not getting the recognition or visibility you deserve, we are here to help you.

If you’re struggling to build a strategy, improve your digital presence, win awards, get press and ultimately build a brand to win you more business, we got you! Through a variety of services we will provide you with the information required to build your brand and grow your business

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The Department for International Trade (DIT) helps businesses export and grow into global markets. Through our network of overseas posts and local trade advisers, DIT can provide support for UK companies wishing to expand into overseas markets, including:

 

  • information on the main forms of overseas investment
  • reasons why UK businesses may consider expanding into overseas markets
  • information on overseas investment opportunities for your products or services
  • linking international businesses with the right UK partners and suppliers through meet-the-buyer events, networking receptions, and product launches

 

Visit our website to access online support including registering for our find a supplier service which allows international buyers to connect with UK businesses.

Stand: C13

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Dream Plan Launch provides a business subscription box, planners, stationery and courses to female entrepreneurs looking to start, build and grow a profitable business. Founded by multi-award winning entrepreneur Justice Williams MBE, we provide the tools and resources to take care of you and your business.

Every month you will receive a digital business bundle or business toolkit with access to templates, swipe files and checklists to support you on your entrepreneurial journey. You receive a bi-monthly subscription box of goodies in the post and have access to members-only events, workshops, guest experts and live coaching and training with Justice.

Stand: C21

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‘What’s Your Blood Type?  NHS Blood and Transplant need Black donors because of a rise in demand for some rare blood types, such as Ro.  You are ten times more likely to have the Ro subtype if you are of Black African or Black Caribbean heritage.

Demand for these subtypes is growing as more people have regular transfusions to treat blood disorders such as sickle cell, the fastest growing genetic disorder in the UK.  Visit our stand to do something amazing.  Register as a new donor, find out your blood type and book your first appointment to donate!’

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Stand: C23

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Viaduct Generation is a mission-led and results-driven SEO agency, placing people at the heart of our SEO strategies.

We’re passionate about empowering SME businesses to achieve their growth potential through holistic SEO strategies and client support. We empower your business with cost-effective access to industry leading SEO technology and improve your understanding of digital marketing strategies and the importance of search engine optimisation.

Our mission is to diversify digital, amplify greatness and drive change in online visibility and search engine rankings for Black, POC and allied businesses.

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Wealth8 is a digital investment platform that provides simple, affordable access to global investment funds and also offers tailored financial education to develop the tools to build generational wealth. We believe that it’s time to bridge the wealth gap for those who have been overlooked and underserved by traditional wealth managers. We work with reputable asset managers, such as BlackRock Asset Management, to provide the best and most cost-effective portfolios to deliver returns to our customers.

Wealth8 also brings together a community of like-minded individuals serious about growing their wealth, learning the language of investments, and engaging on lifestyle and money issues that resonate with black and multi-ethnic communities.

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Stand: D6

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Tarnya is the director of TC Publishing.

She helps women from all over the globe find their voices and put their stories down on paper so they can be shared far and wide and impact the lives of others. As well as publishing other people’s stories, Tarnya has self-published three of her own and has four publications on Amazon.

Her latest bestselling book, Plan it. See it. Anticipate, is endorsed by the world-renown motivational speaker Les Brown. Tarnya received a SIMA global award for the most influential woman in 2021, is a regular contributor to Wythenshawe radio, and speaks on podcasts worldwide. She also hosts webinars on writing books, setting goals and overcoming obstacles.

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Stand: D8

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Accenture is an award-winning global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud, and security. Our purpose is to deliver on the promise of technology and human ingenuity. As a talent-led organisation, we put our people first and are committed to accelerating equality for all. We embrace diversity as a source of innovation, creativity, and competitive

advantage and are proud to be recognised by some of the most forward-thinking companies in the world. As of 2021, we’ve made 19 consecutive appearances on the list of Fortune’s “World’s Most Admired Companies”

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The Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce (GBCC) is here to connect, support and grow local businesses. Accredited by the British Chambers, we have acted as the voice of local businesses since 1813.

Our brand is strongly influenced by our mission, vision, and values – understanding what the Chambers stand for and what we can offer our members, clients, stakeholders and employees alike is fundamental in ensuring our success and long-term sustainability.

We represent organisations from multi-nationals to start ups and we operate 10 different divisions, covering 6 geographical areas, we have always been here to help businesses every step of the way.

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Stand: D11

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Something Different Something New
Positive Force

Core Values
Transparency, Honesty and respect are the key behind the creation of a long term
company and the trust and confidence for CFX members. See through our
transparency, dive in from independent data, verifying partners, to easy-to-use,
smartphone based WebTV tools for sharing your trading experience with others.

Purpose
Our premium academy platform assists CFX members all around the world,
discover financial success through effective forex trading.

Positioning
Our virtual academy offers from the most basic trading concepts and theory
through to advanced mental and psychological trading strategies. All in an online
learning environment easy to use and enjoy.

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Just Like Me Books is a small illustrated books business that utilizes Augmented Reality (AR) Technology to represent the underrepresented, striving to champion minority and disabled characters in children’s stories. The creator and founder Pamela Aculey launched the business in 2019 after her eldest son was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and she struggled to find literature where he could see himself.

Just Like Me is a picture book series that champions diversity and inclusion whilst using AR technology to bring the stories to life. They are currently the only UK business using AR Technology in this innovative way.

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Stand: D21

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Come and speak with the Business Advisors from Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership’s (GBSLEP) Growth Hub. Make sure you access our free expert advice and guidance for SMEs.

We are proud to provide tailored services including business advice; access to finance and grant funding; training needs analysis; apprenticeship support and funding; intellectual property and cyber reviews, plus signposting to additional assistance. Everything we do is to support SMEs to grow and thrive.

Also, between 1pm – 3pm, we have Shaun Sookoo from Winnie’s Kitchen at our stand sharing his story. Do come and say “hello”.

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The Centre for Research in Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship (CREME) delivers leading expertise on business support for ethnic minority entrepreneurs, and have transformed perceptions by working with business policy-makers and influential organisations to engage collaboratively with overlooked or disregarded business communities. Aston Centre for Growth offers leading growth programmes and other opportunities for SME owners looking to grow their business.

The Centre has experience of working with thousands of SMEs on high profile programmes such as the Help to Grow: Management course, the regional flagship Aston Programme for Small Business Growth and the Aston Business Mentoring Programme. Come to our stand to find out more about how we can support you and your business.

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Stand: D25

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YDWC is a social enterprise focused on championing inclusion and driving equitable outcomes for professionals from diverse cultural backgrounds. Our business model serves to operate as a Strategic Advisor to our partner firms and a Professional Network to our members. We work with a range of world-leading organisations and top employers,  to positively transform workplace cultures and drive improved outcomes for professionals from culturally diverse backgrounds.

As a social enterprise, we focus on the unique challenges faced by professionals who are underrepresented in competitive professions and created this platform to empower our peers with the tools, knowledge and connections to overcome structural barriers