BE Mogul – recognising the most influential and inspirational black business owners in Britain today
BE Mogul is a new annual publication that celebrates the contribution of black British business owners.
In addition to the profiles of successful nominees, the publication highlights the contribution of entrepreneurs of African and Caribbean origin to the UK economy and acknowledges the movers and shakers in Britain’s black business community.
We’re printing 10,000 copies, many of which will be distributed free to black-owned businesses across the UK.
“BE Mogul provides a platform for positive business role models, who may or may not have been recognised in the mainstream media, to inspire and encourage others. We want to shout loud and proud about the positive economic contribution black-owned businesses are making in Britain today.” – Mavis Amankwah, Founder
BE Mogul has the official support of NatWest, 10 Downing Street and the Mayor of London.
“Over 1.2 million Londoners are of black descent, almost 16% of our city’s population, so it is obvious that black businesses and entrepreneurs have a vital role to play in our future prosperity, bringing innovation and dynamism, as well as links to overseas markets. From finance to design and retail to food, black entrepreneurs are already making a huge contribution to our city’s success.” – Boris Johnson, Mayor of London
The contribution of black-owned businesses
There are many successful Black British entrepreneurs, some of whom have worked hard against all odds to make it. Unfortunately they’re not always acknowledged for their hard work. That’s the inspiration behind ME Mogul.
Here are some facts and figures you might not have seen before:
- In the 1990s, the majority of black-owned businesses mainly served the black community, with niche services like hairdressing, food retail and catering.
- Today an increasing number of black entrepreneurs are running multimillion pound companies in mainstream sectors such as IT, financial services, property, media and fashion, as well as law, consulting, recruitment and other professional services.
- In London alone, there are 16,000 businesses owned by people of black African and Caribbean descent.
- London’s black-owned businesses currently employ 100,000 people and generate a combined annual sales turnover of around £10 billion*.
BE Mogul aims to encourage this positive evolution by bringing successful black businesses to the attention of the mainstream media and the wider business community across the UK.
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* Statistics from Britain: The Rise and Rise of Black Britain, by Eric Osei
We are pleased to announce that our official launch of BE Mogul took place in London on 4 February 2016 at RBS, Bishopsgate, pictures and highlights from the event will be up shortly.
Please see pictures from our launch event
You can download an e-version of the publication.
Celebrity BE Mogul’s
We are proud to announce our official BE Moguls of 2016.
-Kanya King MBE
-Asari St Hill
-Claudine Reid MBE
-Dentaa Amoateng MBE
-Dr Diahanne Rhiney
-Elaine Tsitsi Tsopotsa
-Janice B Gordon
– Mark A Jones
-Patrick Vernon OBE
-Richard Tezo (passed away)
-Willy Nsubuga Mutenza
-Dr Yemi Shode
Congratulations, you have made us all proud
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