Black Business Association

To promote Black business ownership, entrepreneurship and Black employees in the capital, the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry has launched the Black Business Association (BBA).


About the Black Business Association

The association brings together Black business owners and employees to create a purposeful outlet, enabling networking and promoting Black entrepreneurs and business ownership in the capital. The BBA group will also provide a forum to collectively address barriers to equality in London’s economy.

Be part of a step change in the prosperity of Black owned businesses and Black employees, by joining a collaborative and impactful group, focussed on working together to break down barriers, address inequalities and enable connections. LCCI will provide vital tools to empower organisations, including networking events, training programmes and profile-raising opportunities.  

Join the Black Business Association

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

- Join LCCI Membership
- Sign up to the Community Network
- Already have an LCCI account? Please select BBA in the preference area on your online account or contact us.

Upcoming BBA Event

Hosted by Lord Hastings, with panelists Raphael Dapaah of Dapaah Chocolates; Denise Nurse of Black Founders Hub and Mercedes Benson of Social Fixt

We have teamed up with Black Leaders for Black Inclusion Week to run a free webinar with a panel of inspiring Black business owners on Thursday 13 May at 1.30pm. Take part to hear their journeys, challenges, how they received support and how inclusion has shaped their business. Open to all. 

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BBA News

BBA is supported by Executive Education at Imperial College Business School

Executive Education at Imperial College Business School combines Imperial’s capabilities in science and technology with deep connections to industry to bring you the future of business, today. We deliver virtual, online and on-campus, programmes in topics spanning technology, innovation, leadership, health, sustainability and finance.

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BBA Group on the App

We have launched a free social networking digital app allowing businesses to connect with like-minded professionals, join interest groups and find out more about London Chamber’s products and services. It’s never been easier to get connected! 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.


BBA Committee

The BBA Committee are dedicated to lobbying and supporting the effective business activity of Black entrepreneurs and owners. LCCI is pleased to announce Lord Dr Michael Hastings of Scarisbrick CBE has been appointed as the Founding Chair, alongside Vice Chair Shereen Daniels, Founder & Managing Director, HR rewired.

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  • BBA Press Release

    Commenting on the launch of the BBA, Founding Chair Lord Dr Michael Hastings of Scarisbrick CBE said: “LCCI is London’s premier network for business collaboration securing confidence from investors and innovators to keep the energy of this great city producing jobs and supporting livelihoods. That’s why now, it’s time for a City that benefits from black lives and once historically sadly too, black deaths, to build bonds of common purpose bringing in the wealth of talented black entrepreneurs and employers and workers to focus our vision on a city where all can thrive, with justice and equity and where work can be dignified for all." 

BBA Webinars

The BBA host regular interactive webinars, which you can access on demand. Topics include: a celebration of black business, accessing finance and capital and entrepreneurship. 


Learn more about the BBA

Contact Us

If you would like further information about the BBA, please contact Menelik Shillingford, Membership Consultant, LCCI by phone 0207 203 1944 or by email.

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