London Chamber of Commerce Black Excellence Awards 2023
Trailblazers to be honoured at the London Chamber of Commerce Black Excellence Awards, during Black History Month 2023
August 10 2023
Prominent Black Britons will be honoured for their important contributions to the cultural and economic advancement of the UK at this prestigious awards ceremony.
Founded by Boisdale, in partnership with the London Chamber of Commerce & Industry (LCCI), the Black Excellence Awards (BEA) is to return for its second year on Tuesday 17 October 2023. Hosted by ITV broadcaster Charlene White and the BBC’s Clive Myrie, this spectacular evening will highlight the achievements of Black British luminaries from a cross-section of industries.
The inaugural event in 2022 welcomed an esteemed array of attendees, with award winners including General Levy, Emeli Sandé, Big Narstie, Swiss, David Olusoga OBE, Terry Jervis and Tessa Sanderson.
Richard Burge, CEO of LCCI said: “We are incredibly proud to have partnered with Boisdale for the BEA awards for a pivotal and unique evening. Last year’s awards were a resounding success, and it is vital that we continue to honour individuals who have the determination and commitment to succeed.”
The initiative is the result of a collaborative venture between Boisdale, LCCI and their Black Business Association (BBA).
Menelik Shilingford of the BBA said: “We are proud to collaborate with the Boisdale Group to host these awards that celebrate the inspirational contribution of the Black British community to the UK.”
THE BLACK EXCELLENCE AWARDS CATEGORIES 2023
- Outstanding Entrepreneur
- Outstanding Contribution to Business
- Outstanding Contribution to Professional Services
- Outstanding Contribution to Community Spirit
- Outstanding Contribution Youth & Education
- Outstanding Male Contribution to Sport
- Outstanding Female Contribution to Sport
- Outstanding Contribution to Literature
- Outstanding Contribution to Fashion
- Outstanding Contribution to the Visual Arts
- Outstanding Contribution to Stage & Screen
- Outstanding Male Contribution to Music
- Outstanding Female Contribution to Music
- Lifetime Achievement Award
Jay Blades, co-host of last year’s awards, said: “It’s beautiful to be part of such a significant event that is creating a ‘Historical Future’ for generations to come.”
The Black Excellence Awards Winners 2022
● Outstanding Entrepreneur - Swiss
● Outstanding Contribution to Business - Louise Broni-Mensah
● Outstanding Contribution to Professional Services - Sandra Wallace CBE
● Outstanding Contribution to Community Spirit - Patrick Hutchinson
● Outstanding Male Contribution to Sport - Paul Canoville
● Outstanding Female Contribution to Sport - Tessa Sanderson
● Outstanding Contribution to Literature - Professor David Olusoga OBE
● Outstanding Contribution to Spoken Word - Ryan Matthews-Robinson
● Outstanding Contribution to Fashion - Samuel Ross
● Outstanding Contribution to Stage & Screen - Fredi Nwaka
● Outstanding Male Contribution to Music - General Levy
● Outstanding Female Contribution to Sport Music - Emeli Sandé
● Outstanding Contribution to Comedy - Eddie Nestor MBE
● Cultural Influencer of the Year - Big Narstie
● Posthumous Special Recognition Award - Jamal Edwards
● Lifetime Achievement Award - Terry Jervis
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The London Chamber of Commerce
The London Chamber of Commerce and Industry is London’s key hub for the city’s business community.
Founded in 1881, LCCI supports a network of over 6,500 member organisations through a range of services, advocates on behalf of London’s business community and promotes ‘Global London’ as the best city in the world to do business – whether that’s to trade, invest, learn, or find new commercial partners.
In 2020, the LCCI launched its Black Business Association (BBA) to champion success within London’s Black business community and provide a platform for Black-owned businesses to network and address barriers to equality.
The late Queen Elizabeth II opened the LCCI’s current office on Queen Street, City of London, in December 1992.