Press Release

UK Black Business Week 2nd – 7th October 2023

UK Black Business Week Welcome Burberry as Exclusive Partner for 2023 Opening Event

For the 2023 UK Black Business Week, we are delighted to welcome Burberry as the exclusive sponsor of the opening event on Monday the 2nd of October 2023.

Heading into its seventh year, the UK Black Business Week which also comprises of the UK Black Business Show is the biggest business event in the UK and Europe for Black business owners and professionals. Growing in size every year, the event is expected to welcome more than 15,000 attendees throughout the week.

The opening event marks an opportunity to bring together some of the nation’s leading entrepreneurs, professionals, companies and allies of the Black community to celebrate both individual and collective successes within the industry and beyond.

UK Black Business Week was created to develop, empower and inspire. This year the lineup features over 90 speakers, including entrepreneur and Dragons Den star, Steven Bartlett, Dr Anne Marie Imafidon, Frank Bruno, Reni EddoLodge and more.

Raphael Sofoluke, Founder and CEO of UK Black Business Week & UK Black Business Show commented:

Our launch party is one of the most anticipated events of the week with extremely successful Black entrepreneurs, professionals and allies in attendance. By partnering with us, Burberry are demonstrating their commitment to supporting and championing Black talent and to curating new relationships that will help them increase representation in their own organisation.

Geoffrey Williams, Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Burberry added:

UK Black Business Week is a hugely inspirational event and a fantastic opportunity to celebrate all that has been achieved by the Black community to date. We’re looking forward to being a part of this year’s opening and to forging connections with both current and future Black talent.”

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UK Black Business Week
Date: 2nd – 7th October 2023
Description: Unifying Black entrepreneurs and professionals whilst creating space to nurture talent. The UK Black Business Week aims to Develop. Empower. Inspire and Recharge. With events delivered by Industry leaders, the UK Black Business Week promises to equip Black professionals and Entrepreneurs with business insights, new skills and knowledge to navigate the world of work.

About UK Black Business Show
Date: 7th October 2023
Description: The UK Black Business Show has been created to inspire and connect Black business owners and working professionals. The UK Black Business Show has been created to inspire and connect Black business owners and working professionals.

Through business exhibitions, deepdive workshops, interactive panels, and seminars, delivered by industry pioneers, this event will enable personal, professional, and corporate development.

To celebrate UK Black History Month, The UK Black Business Show will be taking place in October. The show will highlight the achievements and contributions black businesses have made to the economy. Attendees will gain cuttingedge insight and advice in entrepreneurship, leadership, soft skills and cultural development from some of the UK’s leading black business owners.