UK Black Business Show
The UK Black Business Show will not shy away from addressing difficult topics, rather we look to open up people’s minds to new ideas by creating opportunities for our attendees to learn and develop. We look to promote businesses and business leaders who aspire to inspire more black women and men to make a positive difference to the economy and the world at large.
By creating a progressive and positive arena in which black businesses can come together, The UK Black Business Show will assist both attendees and exhibitors to make meaningful connections and will create a platform that promotes the development and representation of black talent.
Speakers (More TBC)
Steven Bartlett is the founder & former CEO of Social Chain – an award-winning and hugely innovative social media marketing agency. Its impressive list of clients includes Apple, Amazon, Coca-Cola, Superdry and Nokia.
From a bedroom in Manchester, this university dropout built the group’s two flagship companies – Social Chain and Media Chain – when he was just 22 years old before taking his company public at 27, with a market valuation of £200m.
Steven is a recognised entrepreneur, speaker and investor who has amassed a huge online following. His ability to relate to a younger audience is paramount to his success, and he places great importance on being able to communicate directly with his followers. He does this via mediums such as his top-charting podcast, “The Diary of a CEO”.
This is a show which aims to inspire, motivate, and educate, and is currently the biggest business podcast by downloads in the UK. In 2021 he released his first book, Happy Sexy Millionaire: Unexpected Truths about Fulfilment, Love and Success which became a Sunday Times Best Seller in its opening week. In 2022, Steven joined BBC’s Dragon’s Den for its 19th series, appearing alongside current Dragons Peter Jones, Deborah Meaden, Touker Suleyman and Sara Davies.
Emmanuel Asuquo is a renowned financial advisor, media personality, wealth-building entrepreneur and international speaker. Emmanuel stepped into the world of multimillion-pound finance at the age of 22, quickly ascending to become one of the UK’s top ranked financial advisors/managers.
Following all his success, Emmanuel has been approached by the press and was featured on the BBC, the Telegraph and then brought into the homes of millions across the UK as Co-host and authority on Channel 4′s 2019 programme, ‘Save Well, Spend Better’ and Your Money And Your Life, on BBC One in June 2020.
Her debut nonfiction book, Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race, was published in June 2017 to critical acclaim and spent more than 52 weeks in the Sunday Times bestseller list. In 2020, she made history by becoming the first Black British author to have written the number one selling book in the British book charts.
A Sunday Times, New York Times and Der Spiegel bestseller, Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race won the 2018 Jhalak Prize, the 2018 Bread and Roses Award for Radical Publishing, and a 2018 British Book Award for Narrative Non Fiction. A 2018 public poll by Academic Book Week named it the most influential book written by a woman. Her podcast, ‘About Race with Reni Eddo-Lodge’, premiered in March 2018. It was chosen as one of the best podcasts of the year by Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Harper’s Bazaar UK, The Guardian, British GQ, and Wired UK.
Business Consultant. Clients have raised £1m+, appeared on Dragons Den and successfully exited their businesses. Proficient in working with small business owners that need more clarity or accountability especially whilst preparing for investment. 15 years of experience designing and delivering entrepreneurship programmes across the UK & Internationally. Keynote speaker.
Recognised as Britain’s leading authority on diversity, equity and inclusion, Lydia Amoah is an award-winning business coach, TV presenter, campaigner and founder of cultural change agency, Backlight. She is a DEI pioneer, a history-maker, and a game-changer.
Recently appointed Head of Black at Cannes UK, her role focuses on developing Partnership opportunities across the UK with Agencies, Brands, and Media Owners to support the inclusion of Black Creatives through representation at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.
Founder and CEO of Plantmade
Ama founded Plantmade after being fired from her job just before covid and was able to build her business to £6.2M in under 3 years. Ama is a risk taker, creative and goes against the grain in business to win.
Founder of Tyler New Media – one of the fastest-growing private
companies in America recognized by Inc. magazine on its annual Inc. 5000 list (2021 & 2022)
Lamar Tyler, along with his wife Ronnie, are the founders of Tyler New Media – one of the fastest-growing private companies in America recognized by Inc. magazine on its annual Inc. 5000 list (2021 & 2022).
The parent company of the celebrated Traffic Sales and Profit (TSP), America’s premier learning community of over 42K purpose-driven African American businesses and entrepreneurs, Lamar + Ronnie created their platform to not only help guide Black businesses and families to discover their true purpose and legacy, but to also change the economic landscape of the Black community by closing the wealth gap through entrepreneurship.
TSP focuses on innovative online technology and provides fundamental learning, surefire systems, and growth strategies that help businesses generate profit with ease in the shortest amount of time, regardless of start-up budget or audience size. TSP teaches in different niches and markets and offers coaching and consulting services to people all over the world who are owners of successful brick-and-mortar stores, popular e-commerce brands and well-known service and product-based businesses.