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Black Business Association

London Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Black Business Association (BBA) is dedicated to supporting the effective business activity of Black entrepreneurs and Black employees in the capital. 

The BBA champions success within London’s Black business community and provides a platform for Black owned businesses to network, do business and address barriers to equality.

The BBA is open to LCCI Members and the Community Network.

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About the Black Business Association (BBA)

The London Chamber of Commerce and Industry's Black Business Association was founded in 2020 and is dedicated to lobbying and supporting the effective business activity of Black entrepreneurs and owners. The BBA's mission is to demonstrate the investable credibility of Black British business and significantly influence the governments agenda on racial injustice, discrimination and economic empowerment.

BBA Events, Business News and Updates
Jarell Bempong wins Business Person of the Year
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Jarell Bempong wins Business Person of the Year

BBA Member Jarell Bempong won  Zipcar Business Person of the Year at the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry SME London Business Awards in February 2024.

BBA Member Wins TV Advert
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BBA Member Wins TV Advert

LCCI are delighted that BBA member Segun Akinwoleola, Founder of The Gym Kitchen, was a recent winner of Channel 4 and Lloyds Bank's Black In Business initiative. The company received £100k worth of TV advertising airtime and a TV advert as part of the initiative to support and address obstacles faced by Black entrepreneurs.

Celebrating Black Excellence
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Celebrating Black Excellence

The London Chamber Black Excellence Awards in partnership with Boisdale of Canary Wharf, celebrated the inspirational contribution of the British Black community to the cultural and economic development of the United Kingdom. This special evening honoured the exceptional and significant achievements of the Black British community.

London Business Matters Magazine
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London Business Matters Magazine

Featured on the cover of our September-October issue of our London Business Matters' magazine is British media producer, entrepreneur and LCCI Member Terry Jervis. Terry was profiled in a two page spread - as a Member there are many opportunities for coverage in our popular magazine.

The Legacy Of Windrush Generation
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The Legacy Of Windrush Generation

2023 marks the 75th Anniversary of the arrival of the HMT Empire Windrush in the Great Britain. London Chamber and the National Windrush Museum are united in a collaborative effort to celebrate the success and contribution of Caribbean people to the UK and to work indefinitely towards removing barriers and struggles that impede their growth in any way.

LCCI report success in House of Commons Debate
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LCCI report success in House of Commons Debate

The winning of this weeks' House of Commons debate is another significant result in LCCI's campaign for the recommendations in the Ethnic Diversity in Business report to be implemented by the Government and Mayor of London.

Enter the SME London Business Awards

SME Awards

Enter for Business Person of the Year

The SME London Business Awards are back! Enter today for your chance to win Business Person of the Year 2025. This award will go to a business person or entrepreneur who has demonstrated growth and success within their field, with strong entrepreneurial skills and evidence of how they are taking their business to the next level. Open for pre-launch entries now; apply for £15 + VAT. 

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Join the Black Business Association

To join the BBA you must be an LCCI Member or part of the free London Chamber Community Network:

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What our members think

The BBA has provided me with a platform to use my skills and expertise to help Black businesses.
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LCCI Partner with UK Black Business Entrepreneurs Conference 2024

UKBBEC Returns for its Third Year

LCCI is delighted to partner with The UK Black Business Entrepreneurs Conference (UKBBEC) as it returns for its third year. This year's conference takes place on Thursday 11 July and will focus on navigating change in challenging business environments, highlighting supply chain access, and demonstrating UKBBEC's continued fight for tangible opportunities through barrier-breaking solutions.

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Meet the Black Business Association Committee

The Black Business Association Committee is dedicated to lobbying and supporting the effective business activity of Black entrepreneurs and owners. The Committee is chaired by Lord Dr Michael Hastings of Scarisbrick CBE and Vice Chair Kike Oniwinde Founder and CEO, BYP Network. The Committee comprise of leaders from the Black business community with experience and expertise in a variety of related disciplines.



Lord Dr Michael Hastings of Scarisbrick CBE, Chair of the BBA Committee

Black Business Association Programme Partner

  • University of Westminster

    The University of Westminster offers a vibrant learning environment attracting more than 20,000 students from over 155 nations, with global engagement, employability, and sustainability at the heart of what we do. Our highly attractive practice-based courses are independently rated as excellent, many with international recognition.

LCCI Paper: Ethnic Diversity in Business

Ethnic Diversity in Business Report cover

Removing barriers impeding minority-led business success

LCCI has published a paper on ethnic diversity in business and what is needed to remove the barriers impeding minority-led business success. The report looks at the correlation between demographics of individuals from ethnic minority backgrounds and subsequent success in business and highlights the problems that ethnic minorities face accessing finance and procurement opportunities.

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Discover how membership has helped The Gym Kitchen grow

LCCI membership provides your business with access to the full range of BBA benefits. Benefits include LCCI's events programme, updates on grant opportunities and business growth schemes as well as access to B2B mailing lists. Members can also feature in London Business Matters magazine, access free business advice, HR & legal support and receive up to 50% off certain trade documents. Watch the video below where Gym Kitchen's Founder Segun Akinwoleola talks about his experience being a LCCI Member.

Dedicated Group on the LCCI App

Dedicated BBA Group

Connect Digitally

LCCI's free digital app allowing businesses to connect with like-minded professionals, join interest groups and find out more about London Chamber’s products and services. We have a dedicated BBA group within the app which we encourage you to join and share your experiences and ideas to help future business growth.

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Access exclusive offers and discounts on business support services, leisure and marketing benefits. Find a great collection of deals from a variety of companies in LCCI membership.