Black Men Business Talks

Tuesday 18th October  |  6pm – 9.30pm

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)

Sir Lenny Henry

Comedian, writer, and award-winning actor.

Sir Lenny Henry began his career at the age of 16, rising from being a cult
star on children’s television to becoming one of Britain’s best-known
comedians, as well as a writer and an award-winning actor.
First finding fame as a comedy impressionist on a 70’s TV talent show,
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.

Marvyn Harrison

Founder – Dope Black CIC & Belovd Agency.

William Adoasi

William Adoasi

CEO and Founder of Vitae London.

William Adoasi is a British-Ghanaian entrepreneur, TEDx speaker, philanthropist and fashion designer who is the founder and CEO of the innovative watch brand Vitae London.
He has been featured as one of Forbes’ 25 Leading Black British Business People To Follow, mentored by billionaire business magnate Richard Branson and was selected as a 2016 Virgin StartUp ambassador.
His watches have been sold in over 30 countries and have transformed many lives by providing over 5,000 educational resources to underprivileged children across Sub-Saharan Africa with each purchase.
In addition to Vitae London, William has three other successful business ventures in the Media, Music and Corporate Consultancy industries.

David Olusoga

British-Nigerian historian, broadcaster and film-maker.

David Olusoga is a British-Nigerian historian, broadcaster and film-maker. His most recent TV series include Empire (BBC 2), Black and British: A Forgotten History (BBC 2), The World’s War (BBC 2), 4 seasons of A House Through Time (BBC 2) and the BAFTA winning Britain’s Forgotten Slave Owners (BBC 2).

David is also the author of Black & British: A Forgotten History which was awarded both the Longman-History Today Trustees Award and the PEN Hessell-Tiltman Prize. His other books include The World’s War, which won First World War Book of the Year in 2015, The Kaiser’s Holocaust: Germany’s Forgotten Genocide and the Colonial Roots of Nazism and Civilizations: Encounters and the Cult of Progress. David was also a contributor to the Oxford Companion to Black British History and writes for The Guardian and is a columnist for The Observer and BBC History Magazine. He is also one of the three presenters on the BBC’s landmark Arts series Civilizations. In 2020 he held an exclusive interview with former President of the United States, Barack Obama. David’s most recent book Black and British: A Short, Essential History won the Children’s Illustrated & Non-Fiction book of the year at the 2021 British Book Awards.