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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.

About the Black Business Association (BBA)

About the BBA

On 25 May 2020 the world witnessed the horrific murder of George Floyd. Many organisations responded with statements and BLM banners. LCCI’s CEO looked towards staff to suggest how the Chamber should respond? Tired of empty gestures, it was suggested we start a movement with tangible results for the Black Business community. It was on that day the Black Business Association was born.

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Meet the BBA Committee

The Black Business Association Committee, chaired by Lord Dr Michael Hastings of Scarisbrick CBE, is dedicated to lobbying and supporting the effective business activity of Black entrepreneurs and owners, demonstrating the investable credibility of Black British business and significantly influencing the governments agenda on racial injustice, discrimination and economic empowerment.


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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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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.

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The BBA has provided me with a platform to use my skills and expertise to help Black businesses. 

Adjoa Anim, Trade Mark Director | HGF Limited

BBA Events, Partnerships and News

Ethnic Diversity in Business

LCCI Paper

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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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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Jarell Bempong wins Business Person of the Year

Watch BBA Member Jarell Bempong's interview after winning Zipcar Business Person of the Year at the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry SME London Business Awards.

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.

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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.

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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 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.

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LCCI report success in House of Commons Debate

Two major successes for the Ethnic Diversity in Business report include a debate in the House of Commons which focused on the report's recommendations being implemented by the Government and Mayor of London. Secondly, major fashion label, ASOS, were inspired to fund an incubation centre so that ethnic minority businesses can start-up and succeed in the fashion industry.

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Grow your business with LCCI

Join as an LCCI Premier Plus Member to access the full range of BBA benefits. Benefits include access to LCCI’s wider 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.

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The BBA creates an outlet supporting Black business ownership and addressing the barriers to equality. 

Emmanuel Olatunji, Director | Bluechess Technology

Meet the BBA 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.

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