The finalists have been revealed for this year’s Black British Business Awards, an annual event which celebrates the achievements of some of the UK’s top business leaders and entrepreneurs.

Now in its eighth year, the awards recognize “outstanding business talent” in six sectors: the arts and media; consumption and luxury; start-up; financial services; professional services; and STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).

Among the 39 shortlisted businessmen are Taponeswa Mavunga, Africa Director at Sony Music UK, Akima Paul-Lambert, Litigation Partner at Hogan Lovells, and Edgar Chibaka and Jamal Tahlil, co-founders of security firm First Response Group based in Leeds.

Sophie Chandauka, Co-Founder and Chair of the Awards, said: “Our finalists have brought tremendous business value across industries in volatile markets, where entrepreneurs in particular have been decimated.

“They have been strategic advisers to their companies and boards of directors as global businesses are challenged by investors to tackle systemic racism.

“Despite the pandemic and social unrest, they are fiercely competitive, creative and commercially savvy. They are global in their outlook and ambition, and represent the best of being British in a post-pandemic and post-Brexit Europe. “

Segun Osuntokun of Bryan Cave Law Firm Leighton Paisner was named Black British Businessman of 2020 at last year’s ceremony.

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This notice was published: 2021-07-28 05:00:00


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