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Resource list powered by Lloyds Bank

 

About support page 

Welcome to Black Business Network’s support hub, powered by Lloyds Bank. We have created a directory of business resources and organisations that support Black and diverse entrepreneurs for the lifecycle of their businesses. The information has been curated by members of the Lloyds Bank Black Business Advisory Committee, providing a central hub to help navigate to useful information: from funding to mentoring.

We recognise this isn’t an exhaustive list, so please click here to recommend other information or organisations you think should be included.

 

Lloyds Banking Group partners to support Black entrepreneurs

A corporate event and media company, designed to strengthen business connections, financing and knowledge in the black community. Hosting annual conferences, expos, workshops, and networking events; while bringing you the latest news and engagement on social media. Showcasing  talent, professionalism and business

BLACK BUSINESS NETWORK

Mission: To build opportunities in underserved communities that help tomorrow's leaders shape the future. By connecting today's leaders with mission-led organisations, we are transforming our society by making innovation open to anyone, anywhere.
 

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Mentoring and skills development - supported by Lloyds bank

Launched by Lloyds Bank, the Academy is focused on helping you improve your skills. We're here to help you get where you want to be. Whether that's getting to grips with your computer, starting a new career - or taking your business to a whole new level. You can learn online at a pace that suits you, or join a face-to-face class with an expert. We've also gathered together the very best learning materials from our expert partners - and we're there for you every step of the way.

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This free site offers businesses access to a list of quality-assured business mentoring organisations across Britain. An easy-to-use search engine allows businesses to refine their searches according to the life stage of their business and their location in Britain. Our objective is to help businesses find a mentoring organisation to suit their needs in a fast and easy way

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SSE help 1,000 people a year develop the skills, strengths and networks they need to tackle society’s biggest problems. In turn, they help 3.4 million people in need. We run courses that equip people to start, scale and strengthen organisations that make a positive difference. But we’re not a traditional school. Learning with SSE is inspiring, action-based and accessible.

We support people in other ways too, such as funding and mentoring.

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Support networks led by Black community groups

BBN brings Black entrepreneurs together through networking events and an engaging online community. Aiding business owners in building strong professional and community relationships in unique, safe spaces for fun, supportive & inclusive debate; and knowledge exchange. 

BLACK BUSINESS NETWORK

Our online Business Club is the first of its kind for diverse female founders, freelancers, creators & aspiring entrepreneurs who want to build confidence in business. We intake new members every quarter, with limited spaces per intake “wave”.

BABES ON WAVES CLUB

Many black businesses, who contribute enormously to Birmingham’s economy, have been severely hit because of COVID-19 and recent start-up businesses are at risk. The most important thing for us at The Black Pounds Project is to make it possible for black business owners, however small, to access the business and financial help that will help them to kick start their business.

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Working for Racial Justice across the South West. BSWN’s over-arching strategic intent is to build dynamic, independent, and strong Black communities, businesses and organisations that are empowered to flourish while challenging systemic barriers and forging a true path for themselves. Our work falls into three broad areas - Cross-sector Enterprise and Innovation; Cultural Inclusion; Research and Knowledge – with Scrutiny and Accountability & Representation & Power as over-arching themes that cut through all our work

BLACK SOUTH WEST NETWORK
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Founded after 2016’s BLM protests, CEO Kike Oniwinde, created BYP
Network in an endeavour to harness and elevate the status of the Black
professional, shatter misconceptions of the Black narrative and promote
equity in the professional sphere

BYP NETWORK

BYP NETWORK

Community: We are a diverse and supportive community that champions black talent in technology
 

Mentoring: Black Valley runs a bespoke 8-week immersive mentoring tech programme


Project Exposure: Mentees will get practical project exposure to enhance their portfolio and CV

BLACK VALLEY

BPIC Network is a built environment inclusion business, working with industry organisations to improve ethnic minority representation as well as retention.  

BPIC NETWORK
(Black professionals in Construction)

We are a nonprofit organisation, and our primary aim is to provide opportunities for Black female developers to develop themselves, meet familiar faces, network, receive support and build relationships through having regular meetups.

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Empowering the underrepresented community to fulfil their potential through increasing diversity in technology

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Colorintech was started in 2016 to spark action, create community and help increase diversity in Europe’s tech economy.

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We provide high-quality education to underrepresented groups within the Design and Technology industry. Our aim is to make the digital space more accessible, diverse and inclusive; with our flagship UX/UI Design course coaching designers from beginner to Junior level in only 97 days.

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