Press Release

J.P. Morgan announced as headline sponsor for the UK Black Business Week.

J.P. Morgan, a global leader in financial services, and the UK Black Business Show, the biggest business show in the UK & Europe for Black business owners and professionals, have announced a collaboration to support and champion Black professionals and entrepreneurs.


J.P. Morgan will be one of four headline sponsors alongside HSBC and American Express  for the inaugural UK Black Business Week, taking place from 25th– 30th October at the Queen Elizabeth II Centre in London. J.P. Morgan will also have a presence at the UK Black Business Show on Saturday 30th October 2021.


UKBBS Founder, Raphael Sofoluke commented on the collaboration, saying that:

“Research shows companies with diverse leadership have better financial and business outcomes than those that lack diversity. As Black talent starts to get recognised, we must aim to make Black talent feel comfortable at work and help organisations support Black talent to thrive. I’m pleased that J.P. Morgan is not only trying to attract the best talent, but also putting an emphasis on retaining and developing employees. We are really excited to be working with J.P. Morgan on this”.

UKBBS Founder, Raphael Sofoluke

Cecil Peters, EMEA Head of Advancing Black Pathways for J.P. Morgan added:

“Working with UKBBS on this important initiative gives us an excellent opportunity to be part of nurturing the extraordinary talent that exists within the Black community in the UK. We are especially looking forward to meeting the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs so that we can support their creativity and ambitions.”

Cecil Peters, EMEA Head of Advancing Black Pathways for J.P. Morgan