Winners of Black British Business Awards 2021 revealed

Sophie Chandauka, co-founder and chair of the awards, stated: “This year’s winners are not only executing outstanding things in their possess organisations, but also their individual life.”

She praised the “ingenuity, resilience and commercial savviness” of this year’s rising stars and stated the successful senior leaders “epitomise” the indicating of part products: “They are major important commercial functions even though acting as clever counsel for their traders, boards of directors and rising talent for the duration of the pandemic and period of social unrest.”

Segun Osuntokun of legislation organization Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner was named black British businessperson of 2020 at very last year’s ceremony.

In an job interview with The Telegraph, Mr Osuntokun named for enterprise leaders to be certain the momentum behind Black Life Make a difference and strengthening diversity in the Town was not just “a moment”.

Black British Business Awards 2021 winners

Black British businesspeople of the 12 months
Edgar Chibaka and Jamal Tahlil, co-founders, First Reaction Group Ltd

Influencer of the 12 months
Marvyn Harrison, founder, Dope Black Dads

Ally of the 12 months
Kate Priestman, senior vicepresident, R&D, GSK

Arts and media rising star
Hannah Chukwu, assistant editor, Penguin Random House

Arts and media senior chief
Miya Knights, international material strategist, Poq Commerce

Buyer and luxurious rising star
Vese Aghoghovbia, founder, Philly & Good friends

Buyer and luxurious senior chief
Alexandria Dauley, inventive director, Dauley Designs

Entrepreneur rising star
Alessandra Madubunyi, director, WE are COCO

Entrepreneur senior chief
Michael Khouri-Bent, running director, Metropolitan Treatment Alternatives

Money companies rising star
Jordon Clarke, GCM/syndicate international ops project guide, Morgan Stanley

Money companies senior chief
Lara Oyesanya, group common counsel, WorldRemit

Expert companies rising star
Samuel Lawrence, vice-president EMEA, mid-market, JLL Systems

Expert companies senior chief
Akima Paul-Lambert, litigation companion, Hogan Lovells

STEM rising star
Nnamdi Emelifeonwu, founder and main executive, Definely

STEM senior chief
Gareth Dauley, executive vice-president, Pacific Green Systems