Take your business to the next level

Minority Business Matters offers free business support for ethnic minority businesses (EMBs) in London. With one-to-one support, learning programmes, networking and pitching opportunities, we can help you become supplier ready, access contacts and win contracts.

Power your business success

Our business advisers will talk to you to understand your needs and help you navigate the support on offer. The programme runs until March 2025. Your business may benefit from some or all of these:

  • one-to-one business support, information and advice from your adviser
  • matching and connecting with leading brands and the public sector
  • pitching opportunities
  • business and networking events
  • peer-to-peer support
  • workshops and knowledge sessions
  • bite-sized learning programmes
  • sustainability and social value support
  • inclusion in our creative and cultural industries directory, if applicable

The programme supports ethnic minority businesses to become supplier ready, embed social value and sustainability into their business and connect with leading brands. We recognise that business leaders are time poor and often lack resources so we’ve developed this flexible programme with that in mind.

Who is this for?

Minority Business Matters is for ethnic minority businesses (EMBs) in London. We define EMBs as being at least 51% owned, managed and controlled by people from ethnic minority backgrounds. 

We focus our support on start ups and small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with 250 or fewer employees.

We welcome leaders working in all London-based ethnic minority businesses. We especially encourage anyone who considers they have a disability or who identifies as LGBTQ+ to access this support.

Am I eligible?

For free support with Minority Business Matters, your business must be:

Pie chart depicting 51%+ ethnic minority ownership

at least 51% owned, managed and controlled by people from ethnic minority backgrounds

made up of 250 employees or less

based in London

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