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6ixCocktails is a unique brand with exclusive signature cocktails that differentiates us from everyone else. Our services are known to be versatile and accessible with a variety of flavours to choose from at affordable prices, and the convenience of being able to enjoy them anytime, anywhere – whether you’ve booked us for a welcome display at your wedding, or you just want something to quench your thirst on a Tuesday evening, we cater to all!

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Embark on the journey of a lifetime with All Aboard Ship Ahoy – where every cruise is crafted to perfection, ensuring you’re living the dream!

As an independent cruise company, we specialise in tailor-made, great-value holiday packages that promise lasting memories. Our highly experienced team structures amazing cruise itineraries that have resulted in many happy customers. Setting us apart is our unwavering commitment to delivering fun-filled adventures down to the smallest detail. Your time is precious, and we’re dedicated to ensuring your cruise holiday is hassle-free.

Discover the All Aboard Ship Ahoy difference and explore our latest cruise deals at www.allaboardcruises.co.uk.

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Aphro Palm Spirit is a organic triple distilled Palm Spirit made in Ghana. It has a spiritbase known locally in Ghana as ‘Akpeteshie’, Ogogoro in Nigeria, Sodabi in Togo/Benin, etc.

The spirit is tapped from the palm tree and locally produced in Ghana using an age old traditional Ghanaian distillation style that creates a unique tasting spirit specific to the region.

Aphro further infuses its base with fruits, herbs and
spices, to give a range of flavours from Africa suitable for every drinker.

Aphro is not just a drink; its an ‘Unapologetically African’ experience.

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The Banana Boat Ltd offers empowering merchandise & soul-nourishing journals, with a diverse array of faith journals and daily planners meticulously crafted to elevate your spiritual journey and personal growth. We also feature faith-based and Afrocentric art adorning mugs, T-shirts, handbags, and travel bags, blending culture with purposeful design.

Embrace the fusion of faith & style of our curated selection of products, each bearing the essence of empowerment and cultural celebration. Experience our personalized printing services, where you can imprint your unique vision onto mugs and T-shirts, transforming everyday items into cherished keepsakes. Discover the beauty of expression and the power of faith intertwined in every creation.

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Balanced Accounts is UK based accountancy firm dedicated to redefining the financial experience for individuals and businesses alike. Simplifying the lives of busy professionals while empowering them to achieve their financial goals and compliance for corporation tax and self-assessments. Whilst assisting SBMs and Headteachers understand their financial responsibilities and how their strategic roles impact the lives of the next generation helping them to achieve their highest potential.

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We’re here to unleash the potential of Greater Birmingham’s businesses, whether it’s connections with our extensive network, inspiring events that spark new ideas, expert led services, regional insight, or opportunities to build and raise your profile, we’re here to give your business the tools to reach your full potential. At every stage of your business’ journey, we’re here for you. Our dedicated team specialise in empowering businesses to build their networks, access opportunities and learn from best practice locally, and trade internationally. We love local, and we go global. Proud to be partner of the Black Business Collective – Empowering Black-Owned Businesses & Strengthening Communities in the region.

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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 non-profit network creates standards, policies, tools and programs for business, and we certify eligible for-profit companies – known as B Corps – who are leading the way. There are currently over 8,500 B Corps around the world, across 162 industries in 97 countries, with over 775,000 workers.

As part of this 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. In April this year, we celebrated reaching 2,000 UK B Corps.

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We can help your business find a way.
Whether you’re a start-up, an established business or you’re looking to grow, finding the information and guidance on your finance options to take the next step on your business journey can be complex and challenging. We understand those challenges and exist to make them easier for you to not just understand, but overcome as well.
We have created the Finance Hub, an interactive website providing independent and impartial information on finance choices and a series of guides, checklists, and articles for your business: british-business-bank.co.uk/finance-hub.
You can also find free guides, templates and videos related to starting a business at: startuploans.co.uk/free-start-up-guides/.

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Business Growth West Midlands (BGWM) is dedicated to supporting businesses across the region to grow and succeed. With government backing and a team of experienced professionals, we’re here to aid companies of any size any sector in navigating the challenges of business.

Our mission is simple: we provide FREE tailored support to help businesses in the West Midlands to thrive. Whether it’s strategic planning, financial management, marketing strategies or scaling up your business, we offer personalised guidance to meet your needs.

Come and see us at the show to discover all the things BGWM can do for your business.

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Join Coretta Coaching & Consultancy in celebrating empowerment and leadership with our brand dedicated to uplifting women in business. We specialise in fostering inclusive and equitable workplaces through coaching, mentoring, mastermind groups, and training programmes. Our mission is to empower women entrepreneurs and professionals to thrive and succeed in their careers, equipping them with the skills, confidence, and resources needed to excel.

We break down barriers and cultivate diverse leadership through personalised coaching and mentorship. Our Crystal Gem mastermind groups provide collaborative learning, support and networking opportunities, fostering growth and innovation. Our training programmes focus on developing essential leaders.

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Located in the heart of East London, Dav’Inky Tattoo Studio is your premier destination for high-quality, custom tattoo artistry. Founded by self-taught artist Daveno Alexander, our studio blends a passion for creativity with the highest standards of safety and professionalism. Each tattoo is a unique collaboration, tailored to reflect your personal story and style. Our studio specialises in a diverse range of styles, from intricate black and grey realism to vibrant, full-color designs. We prioritise a welcoming and inclusive environment, ensuring every client feels comfortable and valued. At Dav’Inky, we’re not just creating tattoos—we’re crafting meaningful art that lasts a lifetime. Our art, your canvas.

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Elevei Academy provides a range of Tv/Film, Theatre & Fashion industry based courses in Hair, Makeup, Barbering and Wigs. The training is taught by industry experts currently working in the industry with the ability to give you the latest skills and knowledge out there.
Our mission is to be an inclusive safe space for all by helping to elevate and empower people to be confident in carrying out hair and makeup services for all skin tones and textures.

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Fluent in Money is a network of industry experts operating in and around the financial services space.

We have professionals of all types covering multiple aspects of money including mortgages, insurance, accounting, investments, wealth management, pensions, tax planning, wills, trusts, business loans and more.

We are here to bring convenience as a one stop shop and excellence as black professional service providers.

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Heavens Delights is a Birmingham-based business owned by Zarah Henry, a dedicated teen entrepreneur. At Heaven’s Delights we offer a wide range of delectable treats including cakes, brownies, cupcakes, and cake pops.

Heavens Delights offers a delightful experience for every customer. Our commitment to quality and attention to detail ensures that each bite is a heavenly delight. Whether it’s a special occasion or a simple indulgence, Heavens Delights strives to provide exceptional baked goods, amazing service and awesome products.

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HSBC UK Commercial Banking has a local presence in over 50 markets. Through our relationship managers and digital capabilities, we connect entrepreneurial businesses to opportunities.
We do this by meeting our customers’ day-to-day financial needs, by providing cross-border trade and treasury services, by helping them become more sustainable, and by giving them access to products and services offered by other parts of the HSBC Group. As a cornerstone of the HSBC Group, we have the financial strength to support our customers with working capital, term loans and acquisition or project finance, the digital tools to help them manage their finances efficiently, and the expertise to help them raise money from the stock and bond markets.

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Ingrained Oil is a fragrance house specialising in alcohol-free fragrances, formulated to eliminate irritation caused by traditional perfumes. Our exclusive range of captivating scents caters to all, offering a diverse selection to suit every preference. Elevate your senses with our luxurious fragrances.

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Connecting and developing leaders across the UK and beyond The Institute of Directors (IoD) is a thriving membershipcommunity for directors, where you can connect with other leaders, develop your skills and be heard.
Come and visit us at our stand to enter our raffle to win a fully funded course worth over £10,000 that will equip you with the knowledge you need to function as an effective company director. There also chances to win a free membership, providing you with endless opportunities for networking and business support.

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iUVO Skincare is a family-run skincare company created through experimentation and determination during Cancer treatment, accompanied by 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 skincare range. Our mission is to provide high-quality handmade Natural & Organic, and Vegan products to our customers.

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Jump and Move Party and Entertainment Hire Ltd is your go-to source for all your event requirements. We cater for a wide array of events from small birthday parties to large corporate gatherings, offering a diverse range of party and entertainment rentals. Whether it’s a bouncy castle for a lively celebration, a toddler playpen for a little one’s special day, or a boxing machine for pub events, we have you covered. Our services extend to private functions, school fairs, weddings and team-building days. We pride ourselves on building positive working relationships and work closely with a variety of organisations, some of which include, primary/secondary schools, churches, charities, and corporate companies.

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K3D COUTURE is an affordable luxury clothing brand, here to fill in the gap between ready made/bespoke high end clothing and luxurious lifestyle.our work ethics based on our strong knitted family, our passion for design and luxury. We craft dreams one stitch at a time.

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BLESS UP THE ANCESTORS WITH KROMANTI RUM.
Kromanti Rum is the 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 rum is infused with the herbs and spices that provided physical and spiritual nourishment to its community; nutmeg, cinnamon and tamarind.
Co-founded by father and daughter duo Cashain and Dani David, Kromanti is recentring the rum narrative; swapping tired old tropes for an authentic connection to the very roots of rum’s history. Blended to a secret family recipe, this is
honest luxury without pretension. Raise a glass with the real ones in your life, and those who came before

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Melanin World Plus is a small family run business, based in the vibrant coastal town of Brighton. We are an online shop celebrating all things African and Caribbean. Melanin World Plus curates an eclectic range of clothing, home ware, jewellery and gifts, that reflect the diversity and vibrancy of the diaspora. Rooted in inclusivity and community, we extend open arms to all who appreciate and embrace African and Caribbean heritage.

Join us in celebrating culture, diversity, and unity at Melanin World Plus, where every purchase tells a story and every customer becomes part of our family.

We now donate 5% of our online sales to three good causes, Black Minds Matter UK, Sickle Cell Society and the International Tree Foundation.

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National Grid lies at the heart of a transforming energy system.
Our business areas play a vital role in connecting millions of people to the energy they use, while continually seeking ways to make the energy system cleaner. National Grid Ventures and National Grid Partners also enable innovations to help revolutionise and decarbonise the future of energy.

Our strategic priorities
To achieve our vision of being at the heart of a clean, fair and affordable energy future in a focused way we have a strategy that sets the bounds of our business. Guiding our efforts within this are four strategic priorities.
• We’ll enable the energy transition for all
• We’ll deliver for our customers efficiently
• We’ll grow our organisational capability

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NHS Blood and Transplant provide a blood and transplantation service to the NHS, looking after blood donation services in England and transplant services across the UK. At the moment we need more people of Black heritage to become blood donors with well-matched blood to help those with sickle cell disorder.

In recent years, there has been a rise in demand for some rare blood types that are more common in people of Black heritage, including people of Black-African, Black-Caribbean and Mixed ethnicity. Your donation could help up to three people every time you give blood.

Visit our stand to register as a blood donor, have a test to find out your blood type and book your first appointment to give blood.

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Phoenix Group is the UK’s largest long-term savings and retirement business. Our vision is to help more people on their journey to and through retirement.
With approximately £270 billion of assets under administration, we offer our c.12 million customers a range of products through our trusted pensions, savings and life insurance brands.
It’s our mission to help everyone achieve the retirement they want and stay with them for the whole journey.

Our purpose is to help people secure a life of possibilities; from our customers, colleagues and investors, to wider society.

This means helping people engage with their financial futures, understanding that the journey to and through retirement is as unique as the person making it.

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Revibed Drinks, the UK’s first all natural pre-mixed superfood sparkling infused water. Inspired by a father and son duo, embodies a cherished family recipe and travels across Southeast Asia. Eugene and Ivor embarked on a mission to revolutionise superfood consumption. Produced in the UK, their beverages boast unique blends of superfood)infused ingredients like Ashwagandha and Guarana, delivering refreshment and holistic well-being benefits. With a commitment to health and vitality, Revibed Drinks stands out with zero sugar and less then 10 calories per can. Rooted in elevating everyday lives, their USP lies in convenient, on-the-go drinks prioritising health and functionality, making wellness accessible to all.

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Dr Byron Cole & Bianca Miller-Cole are award winning entrepreneurs, business mentors and best-selling authors of ‘Self Made’ and Sunday Times Best seller ‘The Business Survival Kit’ and now also ‘Rich Forever’. Byron and Bianca are passionate about providing real, tangible and actionable advice supporting the advancement of entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs alike. They have developed the Self Made mentoring community and have supported over 500 founders, making their business ideas and dreams a reality and providing strategies to achieve 6-7 figures in their businesses.

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SHYNE is a personal care brand, made by men with afro textured hair, for men with afro textured hair. Tired of the lacking choice of haircare products for black men in major retailers, we took matters into our own hands, developing a range of hair styling products designed to tackle the specific haircare challenges faced by black men. With a vision of inclusivity, SHYNE empowers men all over the world to shine with confidence and express themselves through their hair.

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SOAR is the UK Black Businesses membership platform that creates a thriving ecosystem where Black entrepreneurs, professionals, and allies can come together to inspire lasting change. Whether you’re breaking into entrepreneurship, building your network of like-minded Black founders, or on a mission to grow and scale your business, SOAR is for you.

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We’re a software company committed to creating meaningful digital solutions, emphasising user-friendly designs for smooth experiences.

Explore our diverse array of solutions tailored to your needs, ranging from innovative phone applications and modern websites to dynamic web applications and beyond. Elevate your vision and propel it to new heights with us.

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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 over 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 that have made us an inclusive and exciting place to establish a career.

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UNCOVEREE is a one-of-a-kind beauty destination for Natural, Chemical Free, & Vegan Beauty designed for sensitive skin & hair types. Named as “”One To Watch in 2024″” by The Irish Times, UNCOVEREE empowers women to embrace their natural beauty with a range of products from top black owned brands featured in Vogue & other publications.

Discover our curated collection, including serums, cleansers, & more. Visit our booth to try samples and experience the irresistible scents of our products.

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VCK is a cloud-based firm of Chartered Certified Accountants with10+ years experience assisting businesses from diverse industries. We are innovative in this ever-changing industry powered by technology and legislation.
We are based in the midlands however we offer services to the whole of UK. We have tools in place to connect with our clients who aren’t local.
We have over 10 years experience working with small businesses and knowledgeable in personal and business taxes listed in our services.

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VINOMU CONNECT aim is to connect and supply various communities with a range of top quality wine products.
The founder, Nomu, is an Afro-Italian born and bred in the Veneto region, which is among the top wine regions worldwide.
VINOMU CONNECT is currently conducting a survey on the preferences of wine within different demographics and cultures. Follow us on Instagram @vinomu_wines to know more about it and be part of VINOMU CONNECT journey.