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ACLT (African Caribbean Leukaemia Trust) is a charity committed to helping provide hope to patients living with blood cancer & other illnesses where a matched donor (stem cell, blood, and organ) is required to save a life. Our work is driven by a belief that no one should die waiting for a donor to become available. Through our work, we improve odds of finding matches by registering potential donors en masse from all ethnicities, with a focus on donors from the African and Caribbean communities due to the extreme shortages of potential donors signed up to the registries.

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The Afrikan Cooperative Union: Doing for community what community needs to do for itself.   The A.C.U is an FCA regulated entity in the UK, registration number (31807R). It is focused on bringing like-minded people together from our community to cooperate in achieving mutual benefits by pooling our financial resources and knowledge. Mutual benefits can be for-profit or non-profit. It can be nation building activities, investing in people, entrepreneurs, businesses and or community projects that solve problems, creates jobs and creates generational wealth for our members with positive impact to the community at large.

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Are you ready to set sail on the adventure of a lifetime? All Aboard Ship Ahoy is an independent cruise company that specialises in tailor-made, affordable cruise packages that are guaranteed to create unforgettable memories.

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Ashtrot Managed IT Services is a Managed Service Provider (MSP), delivering IT support services and solutions to businesses throughout the UK. Using our advanced remote monitoring & support tools, and in-person presence we ensure smooth operation of your business’ IT. Think of Ashtrot as your personal IT department; our infrastructure and end-user support services free up your staff so they can focus on their jobs instead of their IT grievances.

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B Lab is transforming the global economy to benefit all people, communities, and the planet. A leader in economic systems change, our global network creates standards, policies, tools, and programs for business, and we certify companies — known as B Corps — who are leading the way. To date, there are 6,400 B Corps across 89 countries and 161 industries, and more than 245,000 companies manage their impact with the B Impact Assessment and the SDG Action Manager. As part of this global non-profit network, B Lab UK’s purpose is to redefine success in business through building a community of engaged businesses, raising awareness of the B Corp movement and influencing change in the UK economy.

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Bibinee Dolls, is an early years toy brand, filling the huge gap in the market for soft plush, diversity dolls. Based in the UK and serving suppliers and customers internationally, they aim to empower children to learn, grow, play and just as importantly, love through representation and inclusion. The name Bibinee, which in the Ghanaian language Twi, is slang for black (bibinii), is a nod to the heritage of the brand’s founders. As is the kente and ankara print clothing found on some of the dolls in the collection. These considerate touches seek to further show cultural pride and reinforce a child’s sense of belong and curiosity.

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The Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce is a membership-led business support organisation, representing over 2,500 member organisations. The Chamber operates 10 different divisions, covering 6 geographical areas and exists to connect, support and grow businesses,

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Black Business Magazine is the UK’s premium magazine and online platform for black-owned businesses and entrepreneurs. The magazine showcases the incredible achievements and contributions of the black business community in the UK. The magazine is available on subscription and published quarterly in print and digital editions. Building a strong and supportive community of black entrepreneurs requires more than just inspiring stories and insights – it involves networking, learning, and growth opportunities. As a brand, in addition to our print and digital publication, we are excited to offer our readers a range of events, experiences, workshops, and roundtables.

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Black Owned Birmingham CIC is the largest Black-centric group in the West Midlands, with an impressive membership of over 20,000 individuals. As a dynamic social enterprise, we are committed to empowering the Black community and promoting economic growth. We work closely with grassroots initiatives and start-ups, providing comprehensive business courses tailored to their needs. Through strategic partnerships, advocacy, and a wide range of support services, we create we foster an environment of growth and inclusivity for Black-owned businesses. By amplifying the voices and aspirations of our members, we actively contribute to the development of a more inclusive and prosperous Birmingham.

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Helping small businesses find a way. We are the British Business Bank – a government-owned business development bank dedicated to making finance markets work better for smaller businesses. Whether you’re looking for finance to start a business, grow to the next level, or stay ahead of the competition, we’re delivering greater volume and choice of finance. We have created the Finance Hub, an interactive website providing independent and impartial information on finance choices and a series of guides, checklists and animations: british-business-bank.co.uk/finance-hub. You can also find free guides and videos related to starting a business at: startuploans.co.uk/free-start-up-guides/.

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Brûler was born out of lockdown in 2020. Founder Danielle was unimpressed with the lack of scent emitted from candles when lit and so she began making them as a therapeutic hobby.

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Grow your business or start one up with support from Business Growth West Midlands (BGWM). We are a new service from the West Midlands Combined Authority which runs in partnership with seven local authorities (funded by the UK Government). BGWM provides expert one-to-one business support alongside access to business programmes and events. The service is being rolled out over the year from this summer. Don’t delay in registering your interest in receiving free business advice on how to start-up or to grow your business, or to be more resilient in challenging times at www.businessgrowthwestmidlands.org.uk.

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City of Wolverhampton College offers a wide range of courses and qualifications for school leavers and adult learners – from entry level to university-level – as well as a comprehensive apprenticeship scheme, a range of ‘get in to work’ schemes to improve employability skills, and a growing Sector-based Work Academy Programme (SWAP) enabling people to upskill and retrain in local priority sectors. The college also has a dedicated Employer Engagement and Business Development team that provides advice and support to employers – working with them to select the right training for their business and offering a free apprenticeship recruitment service.

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Colourful For 21 years, Colourful has been the leading radio station and creative studio dedicated to curating African and African-Caribbean music, culture and experiences. Colourful’s brand is a five-time award-winning legacy digital radio station Colourful Radio and creative studio Colourful Studios. Listen live to Colourful Radio on DAB across London/SE England or visit colourful.com, via favourite apps, or smart devices – just tell Siri/Google/Alexa “Play Colourful Radio”.

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Deutsche Bank as the leading bank in Germany with strong European roots and a global network, aims to drive change and innovation in the industry. They provide financial services to companies, governments, institutional investors, small and medium-sized businesses, and private individuals. They promote responsible and sustainable business practices that have a positive impact on their clients, colleagues, and society at large. The bank’s network stretches through 58 countries with a prominent presence in the UK, Europe, the Americas, and the Asia Pacific region.

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We drive traffic to your website on search engines like Google to boost your visibility and generate more leads and revenue. Request a free website analysis today.

Our SEO team specialise in improving your Google search position. We work with entrepreneurs to enhance website visibility and attract more clicks using proven, organic techniques. For content creators, we leverage AI to convert and optimise videos into blogs to broaden their audience and increase revenue streams. Our founder, the former Head of Amazon Flex SEO and Customer Acquisition, is dedicated to delivering results.

Digitally Organic is the key to sustainable growth online.

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“Empower Your Spirit, Elevate Your Style, Made with Blessings.”

About DS London Clothing: DS London Clothing is a fashion brand that aims to empower individuals by providing them with positive, encouraging, and motivational clothing. Our mission is to inspire and motivate customers to face any challenges they may come across with confidence and determination. We believe that clothing is more than just a fashion statement; it is a powerful tool that can uplift spirits and boost self-esteem.

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We connect people and build communities to create economic opportunity for all.
At eBay, we create pathways to connect millions of sellers and buyers in more than 190 markets around the world. Our technology empowers our customers, providing everyone the opportunity to grow and thrive — no matter who they are or where they are in the world. And the ripple effect of our work creates waves of change for our customers, our company, our communities and our planet.

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At Evenfields we attract and engage with a diverse workforce from local communities. We’re a grassroots organisation from the West Midlands using diversity recruitment and communications to help jobseekers from diverse communities, particularly black and ethnic minorities.

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FSB’s mission is to help smaller businesses achieve their ambitions. We are the UK’s largest grassroots campaigning group promoting/protecting the interests of the self-employed and smaller business owners.

How can FSB help your business? FSB members have access to:

  • 24/7 legal, tax and employment advice line
  • Debt recovery service
  • An extensive online legal hub with over 1,300 documents and templates
  • Easy access to funding
  • Specialist hubs including our start-up hub
  • H&S advice from industry experts, as well as online documentation and on-demand training • PR and crises management
  • Range of local and virtual events (open to all).

And much more!

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At Evenfields we attract and engage with a diverse workforce from local communities. We’re a grassroots organisation from the West Midlands using diversity recruitment and communications to help jobseekers from diverse communities, particularly black and ethnic minorities.

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Launched in 2020, I Embroid & GarmDecor is our way forward in providing a custom service, decorating products to client’s own style and preference. Items range from Apparelwear to Homeware, Softline’s to Hardlines with expansions of other product offering. In addition to our custom service there is the option to explore our own brand. Our motto is to make plain products come to life. Our products and packaging used are made from particularly good quality materials with some from recycled and sustainable sources, so you can be assured we #do our bit for the planet.

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Established in 2019, H&Hendricks are a boutique firm of Chartered Accountants and Business Advisors that specialise in increasing business value and preparing companies for future sale. We typically only undertake engagements that are related to this objective and tend not to offer general accountancy or tax advice otherwise; we prefer to leave that up to your existing accountants and advisors. Our overarching mission is to maximise business value. We work alongside our clients to transform their companies in the ways that matter most to their value by targeting powerful value creation opportunities unique to their business.

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HSBC is one of the world’s largest banks, our global reach and expertise support approximately 1 million business customers in the UK to unlock their potential. HSBC Commercial Banking operates in 53 countries and territories giving us access to around 90% of world trade flows. Through our teams of Relationship Directors, we connect businesses to opportunities, helping them to grow. Ranging from small enterprises focused primarily on their domestic markets to large companies operating globally. We help entrepreneurial businesses grow by supporting their financial needs, facilitating cross-border trade and payment services, and providing access to products and services.

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Ingrained Oil specialises in alcohol-free body fragrances that provide a solution for skin irritation and allergies caused by traditional perfumes. The brand’s mission is to inspire individuals with scents that enhance emotions and productivity. Choose a fragrance that makes you feel good, as when you smell good, you feel good.

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Iuvo Skincare is a family run skincare company created through experimentation and determination during Cancer treatment , accompanied with love and support. During this experience, we found a natural raw butter that had nourishing and beneficial effects. This helped with recovery and contributed to a much healthier appearance. Inspiring us to create our own skincare range. It is our mission to provide high quality handmade Natural & Organic, Vegan products to our customers.

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Johnson Jamaica Syrup est 1971 are manufactures of flavoured syrups. Offering a wide range of flavours for all your milkshakes, cocktails, rum punches and more.

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Kalea Ala Rasi offers all-natural fragrance and hair care products, including oud oils, alcohol-free mist sprays, scented Shea butters, and natural hair butter. Their sustainably sourced ingredients are free from harmful chemicals and synthetic fragrances, making them ideal for those with sensitive skin and scalps. Their commitment to quality and ethical business practices has earned them a loyal following of customers who appreciate their dedication to natural and environmentally friendly products.

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Kromanti Rum is an award-winning libation, honouring the true spirit of Island life with its authentic mix of Caribbean herbs and spices. Taking its name from the Kromanti people, this small batch rum is infused with the herbs and spices that provided physical and spiritual nourishment to its community — tamarind, nutmeg and cinnamon.

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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 and enhancing 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.

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Mr Brown/Shads are spices brands created by Johnson Supplies, owners of Johnson Jamaica Syrup. Started over 25 years ago they are now established all over the United Kingdom. Mr Brown is one of the leading curry seasonings in the UK! Shads have a variety of products available from chicken coating to fish and meat seasoning!

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Nia Ballerina was created when the founder struggled to find a music box that looked like her daughter. They now offer a range of diverse products including black ballerina dolls, rucksacks, puzzles and clothing, promoting diversity in ballet. Nia Ballerina’s mission is to create a sense of inclusion for children who feel excluded and underrepresented.

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We are a technology company that has developed a football app for community football clubs in the UK. Our app offers clubs a platform to showcase their players and provide their supporters with easy access to club information and stats.

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Explore our extensive selection of fitness products meticulously crafted to enhance your workouts. Discover our waist trainers, meal guides, and body shapers, thoughtfully designed to elevate your fitness routine and achieve optimal results. Additionally, pamper yourself with our exquisite line of organic skincare products, formulated with nourishing natural ingredients sourced from Africa, the Caribbean, and America. Experience the rejuvenating benefits of our skincare range, carefully crafted to nourish and revitalise your skin. Don’t overlook the opportunity to indulge in these exceptional, cruelty-free products that embody superior quality.

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At Roots to Froots, we empower individuals and businesses to achieve financial wellness. Whether you need expert accounting services, financial planning and advisory support, or guidance on budgeting and financial management, we have you covered. Our comprehensive services are tailored to meet your unique needs and circumstances.

Join us at the upcoming exhibition where our founder, Arlyne Chinyanganya, will be on a panel with HSBC discussing the importance of budgeting. Arlyne brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in finance.

Visit our booth & follow us on social media for insights, resources, and upcoming events.

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Seasonal Glo’ Ltd is an established health and beauty company providing luxury services in Harborne, Birmingham. We empower people to Feel Good, Live Good and Look Good; through the art of Massage, Aesthetics, Spa Treatments, Waxing, Makeup Artistry, Medical Grade Facials and more!

Seasonal Glo’ Ltd was founded by TV Presenter and Entrepreneur Charnel Savannah in 2018 and originated as a small home-based salon in Charnel’s living room – with a dream, a massage bed, and a passion for helping others to feel their best! Since 2022 Seasonal Glo’ has resides inside a stunning, elegant, salon called Limes Beauty.

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Shakeitwell Ltd is a beverage company that specialises in producing the highest quality of different juices, mocktails and other beverages without cutting any corners.

Shakeitwells ethics are to always have the consumer in mind when producing a product, so in doing that we making sure the flavours, the taste and the consistency are always on point, in every sip from start to finish.

We understand that every consumer has a different pallet therefore we focus on making the flavours balanced and not over powering, as we take you on a journey bringing back some childhood memories or even thoughts of being holiday.

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Shea Coco is a small family business, founded in November 2021.

We specialise in the very best natural skincare products which are handmade from 100% derived raw ingredients. Our products are unscented and contain no chemicals, additives, parabens, or preservatives making our products suitable for use as part of your daily routine, even for those who suffer with skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis and general dry skin.

Our products are made to the highest standard, as we pride ourselves in producing products that are guaranteed to leave your skin feeling soft, moisturised, and hydrated throughout the day.

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At Tecnis Academy, we provide children aged 2 -18, with excellent tuition to improve their educational attainment using tried and tested pedagogical approaches. It is our utmost belief that with the right support every child is capable of great academic performance.

Our goal is to improve the attainment of ALL children, including those from Black and Ethnic Minorities and children of immigrant parents. We are fully online which enables students to learn within the comfort of their own homes from highly qualified and experienced tutors.

We provide tuition in Maths, English, Sciences and Languages. We also support with exam preparation for SATs, 11+ , GCSEs and A level exams.

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The Banana Boat Limited is an emerging provider of personalized printing, sublimation, and DTF transfer services. We specialize in transforming everyday items into unique keepsakes. Our advanced techniques ensure vibrant and durable prints on various surfaces. In addition, we offer a diverse selection of handmade crafts and personalized gifts. With a commitment to quality and customer satisfaction, we strive to exceed expectations with every order. Whether it’s a custom design, event favours, or branded merchandise, we bring creativity to life. Explore our range of products and experience the joy of personalization at Personalized Prints & Crafts.

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The Equal Group exists to unleash the full potential of organisations by identifying and eliminating bias from the workplace, using data and technology. The mission of the company is to enable a business world without bias. We do this by providing consultancy, training, programme delivery, and equality, diversity and inclusion audits – through our tech platform. Our measure of success is seeing companies embrace the power of EDI by learning how to embed a revised culture which is self perpetuating in the pursuit of a truly diverse and inclusive organisation. In short, we want them to become self reliant in EDI.

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TheRandomStuff empowers companies with modern technologies, enhancing their customer connections. We specialize in purposeful products that drive business growth and engagement. Expertise in mobile and web app development utilizes cutting-edge tech for seamless, secure experiences. Our intuitive mobile design optimizes interactions, while captivating websites serve as effective touchpoints. At TheRandomStuff, our mission is to equip businesses with the transformative power of technology. Through our expertise and innovative solutions, we enable companies to establish meaningful connections with their customers, driving success and fostering lasting relationships in the digital landscape.

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Trowers & Hamlins is an international law firm committed to helping businesses and governments build stronger, more sustainable and economically successful communities. We have 170 partners and more than 1000 people located across the UK, Middle East and Asia who provide commercial advice geared towards tackling tomorrow’s challenges in industry. During our 240-year history, we have held fast to the values and characteristics – such as service, quality, integrity and innovation – that have made us not only a leading law firm, but an inclusive and exciting place to work and establish a career.

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Uome is a mobile first platform designed to empower the self-employed sector, inclusive of tradespeople, freelancers and entrepreneurs. Uome enables users to take charge of their finances with app based two-way invoicing, several payment options, sales tracking and forecasting and aPOS. As well as enhancing client relationships with its real-time messaging, where you can also include visuals/docs to update clients on project work, Uome ultimately helps its users build customer/client relationships and trust to gain repeat business and generate more income.

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After suffering from Traction Alopecia, Sherine Walrond, created haircare platform IVY WILD. What started out as blending natural ingredients from her kitchen has grown into an ethical, solution-based, and innovative business with healthy product options and haircare education that primes individuals to make empowering hair choices. The cornrow and braiding workshops teach haircare traditions. As we push for equality, the IVY WILD workshops have reached students on a national scale from Birmingham to Norwich, introduced to foster care companies and general public. The combination of haircare and education makes this business pivotal in our community.