Black History Month is a little different in the UK than it is on the other side of the pond. It is arguably more multifaceted and complex to express. Here’s what UK SME owners can learn from the Black-British entrepreneurial experience.
Detailing his experience to Real Business, we heard from a creative industry founder, who has declared the space can be lonely for people of colour.
As we continue profiling entrepreneurs for Black History Month, one founder explains why he was forced to turn away a client who made an outrageous remark.
In addition to leading the business direction and strategy at his firm, Ed Macnair is keen to foster a solid culture too and brings with him lessons from an armed forces background, which shaped his way of thinking.
“I would love to see the day when we don’t need a Black History Month because we are all recognised for our contribution,” says Brenda Gabriel, who has witnessed both racism and sexism in her career.
As Black History Month ends, the final feature in our special series has seen us get feedback directly from the UK’s black entrepreneurs, who have shared their personal journeys.
While Black History Month has shone a light on those currently attaining success, we shouldn’t neglect praising historical black figures for their achievements either.
In the midst of Black History Month, we put our feelers out to see how leaders are approaching the subject of corporate diversity.
October 2017 marks 30 years of Black History Month in the UK, but where do those of black heritage fit in with British culture and business?