Black Men Business Talks
The Black Men Business Talks will offer Black men a space to learn effective growth strategies for business development and career success. With interactive talks and group discussions led by stand-out business men and senior leaders, this event will offer you practical advice and insights on how to be your best authentic self as a Black man in industry, lead in whatever capacity you find yourself in and create success on your own terms. This is one you do not want to miss. There will be a chance to network with speakers, business leaders and industry professionals, following the event.
Who is this for?
We invite all Black men, Black Women and allies of the Black community who would like to develop, be inspired, and have real, honest and open discussion in an environment that supports learning and growth. Regardless of your race this is a fantastic session for you to attend.
Speakers (More TBC)
Founder & CEO UK Black Business Week & UK Black Business Show, Entrepreneur & Author
Sir Lenny Henry
Comedian, writer, and award-winning actor.
star on children’s television to becoming one of Britain’s best-known
comedians, as well as a writer and an award-winning actor.
Lenny has appeared in numerous TV shows, and selling-out live stand-up
tours in the UK, Australia and New Zealand. His work has won him many
awards including the Monaco Red Cross and The Golden Nymph Award at
The Monte Carlo Television Festival, the Radio & Television Industry Club
Award for BBC Personality of the Year, The Golden Rose at the Montreux
Television Festival and a Lifetime Achievement Award at the British
Comedy Awards. In 2016, Lenny was awarded the British Academy
Television Special Award.
Founder – Dope Black CIC & Belovd Agency.
CEO and Founder of Vitae London.
British-Nigerian historian, broadcaster and film-maker.
Founder of SliderCuts.
Through these things and more, Mark continues to perfect his craft while equipping small businesses, his community and the younger generation with the expertise and self-belief they need to flourish and succeed. SliderCuts is shaping up culture, one hairline at a time.
Dr. Byron Cole
Award-winning serial entrepreneur, best selling published author, public speaker, philanthropist, mentor
Dr Byron Cole is a multi award-winning serial entrepreneur, Sunday Times Best Selling Author, Keynote Speaker, Trainer, Investor, Philanthropist & Business Mentor.
In a career spanning over a decade, he has been involved in over 20 business start-ups as a director or investor & has sold multiple enterprises totalling millions of pounds. Byron currently acts as a business consultant, trainer and mentor to SMEs across various industries. His specialism lies in advising and assisting SMEs scale to 7 figures.
Byron’s success in business is an authentic ‘rags-to-riches’ story, if ever one was told. From growing up on one of the largest council estates in Europe to starting one of his first businesses out of a small office in Surrey, which was barely large enough to accommodate more than one desk, Byron’s fledgling company grew exponentially & was sold.
Ultimately, Byron is an entrepreneur constantly seeking new opportunities & challenges with the purpose of helping others succeed.
Managing Director at JP Morgan Chase
Folarin Oyeleye is a Managing Director at JPMorgan Chase and works within their wealth management division in the UK. Folarin is a member of the management team for the UK Private Bank at JPMorgan Chase and also works as a team lead for client advisors. As part of his responsibilities, Folarin advises Ultra High Net Worth Clients across the spectrum of their wealth which include banking, lending, investments and planning. Folarin joined JPMorgan Chase in 2006 after graduating from the University of Surrey and holds a BEng (Hons) in Electronic Engineering. Folarin was raised in Nigeria prior to continuing his education in Ireland and the UK. A personal passion for Folarin is the work he does on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion within the firm and breaking barrier through education.