Black-Owned Businesses & Charities Expo - Leeds
This expo is an opportunity for like-minded Black-led organisations and businesses to celebrate each other, showcase their wares and services, and network effectively.
The expo aims to initiate conversations and gather feedback about experiences over the last two and a half years as the world has experienced monumental events, igniting periods of reflection and a need for change and action: Covid-19, the murder of George Floyd and Black Lives Matter. How have these events affected organisations and businesses?
During the expo, exhibitors will collaborate in workshops to brainstorm ideas for new initiatives (akin to Black Pound Day or 100 Great Black Britons). The most popular initiative, as voted on by exhibitors, will be taken forward with the aim of it exclusively benefiting them as a collective.
Why Exhibit At This Expo?
If you’re like me and believe one of the best ways for Black-led businesses and organisations to progress is by working as a collective to achieve greater autonomy and would like to explore this further, this expo is for you. It’s an opportunity to:
*Showcase your business, charity or organisation.
*Be part of an event that celebrates you and your peers.
*Network and learn more about each other’s services and offers.
*Secure a one-year listing in a brand new directory of Black-led businesses, charities and organisations.
*Be part of a consultation that documents where Black-led businesses, charities and organisations find themselves pre- and post- pandemic.
*Take part in brainstorming sessions as a collective of exhibitors to forge a new initiative that exclusively supports your Black-led business, charity or organisation, e.g. Black Pound Day.
*To create a directory of African and Caribbean heritage organisations, charities and businesses.
*Supporting Black-led businesses, charities & organisations to connect.
*Increase autonomy by amplifying individual voices as part of a collective.
Visitor Day Ticket: £5
*Access to Brodrick Hall for networking & showcasing event.
*Includes entry to: Black Artisans – “You Are Not Alone” showcase (Sat 1 Oct / 11am-4pm) & Inspirational – An Artist & Maker Exhibition (Sun 2 Oct / 11am-4pm).
Business Exhibitor Ticket £35 | Charity / Organisation Exhibitor Ticket £25
*Promotional space to showcase business/organisation. (Table size/space TBC).
*Inclusion in new initiative/campaign.
Leeds City Museum
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 8BH
Fri 30 September