2021 Anchor Events

Event Launch

Monday 25th October  |  7pm – 11pm

Bringing together entrepreneurs and professionals from a range of industries, join us for the UK Black Business Week Launch Event, where you will have the opportunity to connect with business leaders. Be sure to secure your ticket for this exciting networking party including food, music, drinks and inspirational talks to launch an epic new week.

Dope Black
Men Breakfast

Tuesday 26th October  |  9am – 12am

The inaugural Dope Black Men breakfast is taking place to provide a focus on Entrepreneurship, Mental Health, and Collaboration within the Black community. We welcome you to join us for a fresh start to the morning with breakfast supplied ahead of a packed agenda of inspiring talks and points of discussion.

Black Women
Business Talks

Tuesday 26th October  |  6pm – 9.30pm

The Black Women Business Talks will offer Black women a space to learn effective growth strategies for business development and career success. With interactive talks and group discussions led by stand-out business women and senior leaders, this event will offer you practical advice and insights on how to be your best authentic self as a Black woman in industry, lead in whatever capacity you find yourself in and create success on your own terms.

Black Men
Business Talks

Tuesday 26th October  |  6pm – 9.30pm

The Black Men Business Talks will offer Black men a space to learn effective growth strategies for business development and career success. With interactive talks and group discussions led by stand-out business men and senior leaders, this event will offer you practical advice and insights on how to be your best authentic self as a Black man in industry, lead in whatever capacity you find yourself in and create success on your own terms.

Black Coders (Students)
- Look Who’s Coding Now

Wednesday 27th October  |  10am – 1pm

This event will explore the alternative avenues students can take into tech, the various roles and opportunities available across the tech industry and insights into how students can best prepare to embark on a career in tech.
Learn more about Apprenticeships, Internships and Graduate Programs for the next generation of diverse Software Engineers.

Black in Cyber - Access
& Key Skills to Succeed

Wednesday 27th October  |  2pm – 5pm

With increased working from home, organisations and governments around the world are increasingly vulnerable to cyber-attacks. There is now a growing demand for people to be trained in cybersecurity to help defend against this increasing threat. If you have considered a career as a cybersecurity professional, but weren’t really sure if you had the skillset needed then this event is for you. Network and learn with other ambitious cyber security professionals and learn what it takes to have a successful career from leading Black cyber professionals and recruiters from top organisations.

Black Tech Experience
- Navigating the Tech Diversity Gap

Wednesday 27th October  |  6pm – 9.30pm

In an environment where you are “the only one”, it is easy to feel alone. The Black Tech Experience – Navigating the Tech Diversity Gap will bring together Black tech professionals from various organisations and provide a forum where Black professionals will be able to explore tried and tested ways to advance their careers, stay on top of their game and create impact across the sector.

Black Allyship
Program

Thursday 28th October  |  10am – 2pm

We speak with allies on how they can be more effective in partnering with the Black community to create greater opportunities for the advancement of Black talent. In collaboration with our Diversity and Inclusion coach, we will deliver training to employees and senior management on how to best support Black employees/colleagues, recognise and challenge stereotypes, systematic inequalities and microaggressions in the workplace and create an inclusive work environment where Black employees believe they truly belong.

Black Media,
Culture & Sports Talks

Thursday 28th October  |  6pm – 9.30pm

Black media is extremely powerful, this event will highlight what can be done to push positive black stories and how we can embrace our culture in today’s society. Speaking with black entrepreneurs and professionals within media and sports we aim to discuss some of the exciting opportunities available for black professionals.

Finance Breakfast
by Lendoe

Friday 29th October  |  9am – 11am

The inaugural ‘Access to finance’ breakfast will be taking place to provide a discussion on the access to finance challenges, solutions and funding landscape available to those from the black community. We welcome you to join us for a fresh start to the morning with breakfast supplied ahead of a packed agenda of inspiring talks and points of discussion.

Black Finance Talks

Friday 29th October  |  6pm – 9.30pm

We speak with some of the experts in the financial industry about how they achieved success within their career, with a notable lack of diversity within this industry the black finance show aims to offer tips on how to successfully navigate a career in finance. We also speak with entrepreneurs who will offer advice on access to finance, alternative finance and scaling up your business.

UK Black
Business Show

Saturday 30th October  |  9am – 6pm

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.