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Meet the entrepreneurs showcasing black British businesses

BLACK EXCELLENCE: Alysia Sealy, Linda Nantege and Zara Hakala-Murdoch

THREE LONDON based businesswomen have joined forces to organise an event which showcases black British business excellence.

The “Sow-Full” event will illuminate black British excellence in the UK and prove that the black community has substantial economic power.

A 2018 Nielsen report* based in the USA highlighted that while African Americans make up 14% of the population, they are responsible for over $1.2 trillion in purchases annually. Whilst this report uses data from the US, there is something to be said about the growing economic power of black Brits.

Sow-full - launched by Alysia Sealy, Linda Nantege and Zara Hakala-Murdoch - want to address black Brits economic power and they saw a need in the market to create a platform that enables black businesses to promote their products and services to a wider audience.

London is home to over 1.2m black people from the African and Caribbean diaspora and with the continued growth of entrepreneurship in the black community, Sow-full aims to highlight the importance of supporting black businesses as they play a vital role in the community’s sustainability.

The Sow-full pop-up event, which takes place on June 3 2018, will raise awareness of a wide variety products and services that are available within the black community. It aims to be a day of socialising and shopping in a fun and vibrant atmosphere, while providing black businesses and entrepreneurs with a platform of inspiration and will provide the new generation of black entrepreneurs with the relevant information and resources to build and maintain successful businesses.

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