1 / 3
News Flash
    1/3LCCI welcomes the UK’s ratification of the CPTPPLCCI welcomes the UK’s ratification of the CPTPPRead more
    2/3New Report Reveals Economic Disparities Across LondonNew Report Reveals Economic Disparities Across LondonRead more
    3/3LCCI welcomes Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) reportLCCI welcomes Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) reportRead more
London Chamber of Commerce and IndustryLondon Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Contact Us

The London Chamber Black Excellence Awards

After the success of our inaugural event in 2022, LCCI's Black Business Association (BBA) in partnership with Boisdale hosted the London Chamber Black Excellence Awards on 17 October 2023.

Hosted by Charlene White and Eddie Nestor, this spectacular evening marked the outstanding contribution of the Black British community to the UK’s cultural and economic development. Black British luminaries from a cross-section of industries were celebrated and the evening featured riveting musical performances and Caribbean-inspired cuisine. 

Black Excellence Awards

Recognising Entrepreneurial and Creative Spirit

LCCI and Boisdales proudly supports the strong entrepreneurial and creative spirit produced from the Black British community. This special evening recognised and honoured individuals whose determination and commitment to succeed, continue to inspire us all on a national and international scale.

Black Excellence Awards

Award Categories

Over 200 guests gathered at Boisdale of Canary Wharf to celebrate the exceptional achievements from the UK’s Black community. Award categories included fashion, literature, stage & screen, spoken word, music, comedy, sport, culture and business.

Black Excellence Awards
Award Winners 2023
Outstanding Contribution to Youth & Community Services

Outstanding Contribution to Youth & Community Services

Nathaniel Peat

Outstanding Entrepreneur

Outstanding Entrepreneur

Izzy Obeng

Outstanding Contribution to Business

Outstanding Contribution to Business

Vanessa Kingori OBE

Outstanding Contribution to Professional Services

Outstanding Contribution to Professional Services

Marcia Willis Stewart KC (Hon)

Outstanding Male Contribution to Sport

Outstanding Male Contribution to Sport

Linford Christie OBE

Outstanding Female Contribution to Sport

Outstanding Female Contribution to Sport

Christine Ohuruogu MBE and Dame Denise Lewis DBE

Outstanding Contribution to Literature

Outstanding Contribution to Literature

Bernadine Evaristo OBE

Outstanding Contribution to Visual Arts

Outstanding Contribution to Visual Arts

Neequaya ‘Dreph’ Dsane

Outstanding Male Contribution to Music

Outstanding Male Contribution to Music

Omar Lye-Fook MBE

Outstanding Female Contribution to Music

Outstanding Female Contribution to Music

Hilary Mwela of Hil St. Soul

Outstanding Contribution to Fashion

Outstanding Contribution to Fashion

Martine Rose

Outstanding Contribution to Stage & Screen

Outstanding Contribution to Stage & Screen

David Harewood OBE

Lifetime Achievement Award

Lifetime Achievement Award

Jazzie B OBE

Posthumous Special Recognition Award

Posthumous Special Recognition Award

The late Jah Shaka – accepted by Nicky Ezer of Culture Promotions & Jah Shaka’s son, Young Warrior.

Staff Testimonial

We are proud to collaborate with Boisdale Group to host awards founded to celebrate the contribution of the British black community to the UK’s cultural and economic development.
Menelik Shillingford profile picture
Menelik Shillingford
Sector Account Manager of LCCI’s Black Business Association

About Boisdale

  • Boisdale

    Boisdale is an award-winning Scottish restaurant and bar group founded in 1989 specialising in great British food and live music every night. Boisdale Canary Wharf is a two-floor venue overlooking Cabot Square and the city skyline, comprising the main restaurant with a 25-meter stage and Nexo-powered sound system, four beautiful private dining rooms and the Hine Bar & Garden Terrace.