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Black History Month 2021: Call-out to showcase Black student, staff and alumni-owned businesses

Tomorrow (4 September) is Black Pound Day, an initiative launched last year encouraging consumers to purchase from Black businesses to combat the socio-economic inequality experienced by marginalised communities.

directory of UK businesses, from food and drink to beauty and travel – plus many more – can be viewed online.  

The Black business community is often under-represented, so as part of the University’s celebrations for Black History Month in October we are looking to showcase a variety of Black student, staff, and alumni-owned businesses.  

Whether you are a freelancer, business owner or sole trader, we would like to champion your work and show our support through an alternative platform on our website, which we hope will help to reach new potential customers.  

Loughborough University is committed to advancing race equality, changing the institution’s culture for the better, and being an anti-racist community. 

This initiative supports point six of the Race Equity Guiding Principles: Recognise the valuable contributions of BAME staff and students. 

If you would like us to showcase your business, please fill out the online form here. We will be in touch shortly after via email. The case stories will be published in time for the launch of Black History Month at the beginning of October, and they will remain on the website for the rest of the academic year.  

More information about Black Pound Day can be found here.