Expand your network

We recognise the importance of working with external experts that directly support the Black business community and embracing their role in supporting the ambitions, priorities and unique challenges faced. That’s why we’ve partnered with a range of organisations to help you connect with a community of Black business owners and benefit from their knowledge and network connections.

Foundervine Immerse

Participate in community get-togethers, spotlight events and accelerator programmes to help you unlock new opportunities from start-up to scale-up and beyond.
 

Immerse yourself

Foundervine: Immerse

"The accelerator was life changing, not only was I able to interact and engage with some incredibly inspiring speakers and mentors, I was able to grow my network of fellow entrepreneurs who are looking to make a real change and impact on the world."

Abel Akale

Founder at OneOffNature

"Being part of the program has allowed us to raise awareness and test our product on a micro scale. Besides the numerous connections we have made, it has been overwhelming to see the feedback we have seen from our website and our product."

Ellenor McIntosh

Founder at Twipes

Additional opportunities to explore

Black Business Network (BBN)

The BBN support hub offers a directory of business resources and organisations that support Black and diverse entrepreneurs for their entire business journey, from funding to mentoring.

Support hub

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Jamii

We’ve partnered with Jamii to host local pop-up shops and marketplaces, bringing together Black creators and their products with potential customers.

Explore marketplace

Find us at these events

Throughout the year there are a number of key events that give you the opportunity to network and meet not only other Black entrepreneurs, but also discover other organisations committed to supporting Black business owners and helping to bring about change. Our commitment means we also get to connect to the communities we want to support and hear their stories first-hand.

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‘Race Action’ plan

See our press release for details about how Lloyds Banking Group is stepping up their commitment to Black colleagues with the 'Race Action' plan.

Business guides

Practical guides to support you in developing your business - from starting up and scaling up, through to digital knowhow and exporting internationally.

Case studies

Hear from the businesses we’ve worked side by side with to overcome challenges and succeed.

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