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#back2blackawards Celebrating ordinary people who do extraordinary things for our community

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THE AWARDS

Celebrating the colour of your actions and not the colour of your skin

The #back2blackawards celebrates members of the community who have made a significant contribution to the lives of others. Hosted at the prestigious BAFTA London Headquarters 195 Piccadilly, this event is a wonderful affair and an opportunity to support the community and to inspire our young people.

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The 2017 #back2blackawards will kick-off Black History Month this October at BAFTA 195 Piccadilly London. You can nominate someone you think deserves recognition for the work they do here online.

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The Work We Do

All year round we at the back2black organisation alongside our partners and volunteers, aim to mentor and support as many young people as we can providing structured one-to-one mentoring, group workshops and accredited training programs. We use innovative and contemporary methods to engage and advance the lives of the young people we tutor. 

 

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[the work we do]

Sometimes this means we have to tackle difficult, challenging and painful subjects. 

Sometimes this means we have to tackle difficult, challenging and painful subjects. 

Nominate Someone For
An Award

  • For the work they do for others
  • For the inspirational changes they have made in their lives
  • For their inspirational achievements

Your Support Is Welcome & Needed

Our objective is clear, to inspire our community and to support and advance our young people. There are many ways in which businesses and individuals can support our work both with finance or and time. Get in touch if you think you can or would like to help. We also have some wonderful hospitality packages available for this years #back2blackawards at BAFTA, please contact us for our latest rate-card and media pack.

Award Recipients

2014 | 2015 | 2016

Sponsors & Supporters

Our supporters come from a variety of industries.

  • RENAULT AUTOPOINT

    RENAULT AUTOPOINT

    As part of their Community Support Program RENAULT AUTOPOINT are proud to support the 2015 Back2Black Awards.

  • VIACOM INTERNATIONAL MEDIA NETWORKS

    VIACOM INTERNATIONAL MEDIA NETWORKS

    Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN), a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), is comprised of many of the world’s most popular multimedia entertainment brands, including MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, BET…

  • Author IBITOLA OJOYE

    Author IBITOLA OJOYE

    Event co-sponsor and accomplished author IBITOLA OJOYE will Present a Back2Black Award. Read more about Ibitola and her novels that are currently receiving rave reviews.

  • BASSBUDS .co.uk

    BASSBUDS .co.uk

    Luxurious style and crystal-clear sound are the defining elements of BassBuds. Endorsed by celebrities such as Alesha Dixon, Dizzee Rascal and Jhene Aiko to name but a few…

  • Brown & Mills

    Brown & Mills

    An exclusive Agency representing child and adult talent in Television, Film and Theatre.

  • MONIQUE DIXON

    MONIQUE DIXON

    Author and senior marketing executive Monique Dixon ‘s debut novel is entitled ‘Once Bad Intentions’ the compelling journey of a rogue teenager struggling to beat her troubled past. Described as “London at its realist…” Monique brings her Black British perspective to the page

  • BLAK SOX

    BLAK SOX

    Blaksox is an income generating social action movement formed to inspire marginalised Black communities to respond to an increasingly challenging and changing economic and political environment.

  • DIVA CHOICE

    DIVA CHOICE

    The ethos of Diva Choice is for Women to reconnect with their inner beauty and encourage love for self through pampering and Lingerie. Diva Choice retails luxury beauty products, such as cupcake inspired Bath melts made with the finest ingredients; Shea butter, Coco Butter and Essential Oils.

  • LUXURY EVENTS GROUP

    LUXURY EVENTS GROUP

    A luxury events styling company, offering the best in bespoke venue decoration services and management. From weddings to corporate events, Luxury Events Group can bring absolutely any idea and vision to life and ensure your celebration is elegant, classy and organised.

  • BLACK POPPY ROSE

    BLACK POPPY ROSE

    The BlackPoppyRose is a symbol to honour the contributions made by the African/Black/Caribbean communities during the various war efforts. Our heritage lie within the remembrance as their legacies live within us today.

  • EMMACARE

    EMMACARE

    Emmacare provides a childcare service that offers a diverse, home from home, family orientated environment with excellent educational resources and activities.

  • Precious Cakes

    Precious Cakes

    Precious Cakes make cakes for all occasions. Birthdays, Christmas, Christenings and all other occasions that a cake helps to make extra special.

  • ANGEL SECURITY

    ANGEL SECURITY

    We are happy to support Back2Black as we feel Black History should be recognised.

  • MEL’S WEDDINGS

    MEL’S WEDDINGS

    Mel’s Weddings provide sophisticated and affordable wedding gifts, decorations and accessories and we are proud to support Back2Black Awards 2015.

  • BIG J’s KITCHEN [UK]

    BIG J’s KITCHEN [UK]

    Founded by Jemal ‘Big J’ Peters – The Go Gettin’ Foodie; Big J’s is the first food brand to represent the urban streets of the UK; hence the strapline – Da Flavour Of Da Street.

  • BLACK BRITISH & BEAUTIFUL CALENDAR

    BLACK BRITISH & BEAUTIFUL CALENDAR

    Camile Curtis is the founder of the Black, British and Beautiful Calendar, She felt she really wanted to do more to ensure that ‘our’ children feel beautiful, worthy and that they can be somebody.

  • BRIAN EZEALA

    BRIAN EZEALA

    Brian Ezeala is an up and coming fashion designer from London fusing fashion cultures together in a minimalist opulent feel, but who is the name behind the brand?

  • KARISMA KIDZ

    KARISMA KIDZ

    Karisma Kidz is an integrated platform that delivers emotional learning to young children (ages 3-8) through play and provides feedback to the whole family.

  • SMARTWORLD SMARTKID

    SMARTWORLD SMARTKID

    SMART WORLD is a joint venture company, working with businesses and other individuals in partnerships, that are benefiting to all involved. SMART KID was founded by Marcia Brock and her daughters as a need to supply fun and creative activities for children aged 2-18 years old.

  • TATE WOODBURN

    TATE WOODBURN

    “Black History is very important to me. Being able to educate my children about other cultures as well as the British is something I take great pride in… I believe it is important for our children to be educated and reflect on the many historic figures that have paved the way for racial equality today.” […]

  • 9JA DIASPORA

    9JA DIASPORA

    “The Black History Month is an important occasion to reflect on the contribution that black people have been and continue to make to British society. Reflecting on our history, journey and experience, celebrating our successes and honouring those amongst us that have distinguished themselves serves as important features of this month. The Black History month […]

  • The BRITISH BLACKLIST

    The BRITISH BLACKLIST

    The British Blacklist is the foremost chronicler of African Caribbean British professionals in film, television, music, theatre and literature – both in front of and behind the camera. Black cultural and popular references are now embedded into British societal fabric and this rich diversified treasure has been overlooked in terms of collating and documenting this […]

  • GOD’S PROVIDENCE

    GOD’S PROVIDENCE

    God’s Providence produce personally handmade baby hampers.

  • SHOOBS.COM

    SHOOBS.COM

    Black History Month is a great opportunity to celebrate the diverse history of Black People and as a reminder of those that have paved the way for racial equality in Africa and the Diaspora.

  • MARILYN FLAVIEN | TOTALLY SPOILT

    MARILYN FLAVIEN | TOTALLY SPOILT

    Totally Spoilt is focused on providing high-quality service and customer satisfaction; be it wedding planning, event planning or floral tributes. I am blessed with a wonderful team of chefs, cake bakers, photographers, make-up artists, nail artists, wedding stationers, Gospel Choir singers, ‘Ye Olde’ sweet trolleys, Photo Booths and much much more. You are welcome to visit […]

  • IBITOLA OJOYE

    IBITOLA OJOYE

    To me Black History is a history like any other History of each and every people who have suffered and struggled from injustice and horrendous cruelty. It is a time for us in the black community to look at our history and know our roots. It is a time to look back and celebrate our wonderful […]

  • Mr A’s CAFE

    Mr A’s CAFE

    Mr A’s has been a family run cafe in the heart of Balham since 1994, and has since evolved into a bistro serving Breakfast, Rhaif (Moroccan Pancake), Omelettes, Homemade Pasta, Coffee, Sandwiches and Homemade Pastries to name but a few of the treats on offer. twitter.com/misterA’sBalham Instagram: @mrascafe

  • DANIEL LISTER My Black Market

    DANIEL LISTER My Black Market

    “Black history is world history, it means taking time to stop and reflect about all the great things we have done in the past, and using it to inspire us to do greater things in the future.” Daniel Lister (E):Info@MyBlackMarket.uk Facebook.com/MyBlackMarketUK Twitter.com/MyBlackMarketUK www.MyBlackMarket.uk

  • The AFRO NEWS

    The AFRO NEWS

    “Black History Month is a moment to celebrate and reflect on achievements and contributions made by Afro-Caribbean people to the UK’s society. It is also a moment to remind Afro-Caribbean people to be proud of their identity and cultures, and to do whatever it takes to keep their cultures alive as they help UK further […]

  • GIFT BASKET FROM HEAVEN

    GIFT BASKET FROM HEAVEN

    “Black History Month is a global celebration of the achievements, legacies and continued progression of Black People Past and Present. It is a time to focus on highlighting where we are in society and how we engage our brands, products and more importantly the ongoing struggle to place ‘Black History’ on the education systems core […]

  • AKOSUA | Overground Online

    AKOSUA | Overground Online

    In Ghana we have a symbol known as Sankofa, which in essence means to reflect on what is great about the past and use it to positively progress in the future. This is exactly what black history means to me. We have a past filled with excellence that is second to none, and we must […]

  • COAT OF GOLD

    COAT OF GOLD

    Coat of Gold is a London based bespoke precious metal plating and crystallisation company. We plate using gold, platinum or rose gold and can turn your personal items into luxurious collectors pieces or just make your old jewellery look new again. We can plate items such as games consoles, mobile phones, tablet PCs, golf clubs, […]

  • MATT MATTHEWS

    MATT MATTHEWS

    AUTHOR MATT MATTHEWS “Too often when we focus on black history it relates to the struggle and plight of our peoples. Yes although this is an inescapable part of our history I think that we must always remind ourselves to give equal, if not more, attention to the GREATNESS of our past. When we ruled […]

  • THATS WHAT’S GOOD MEDIA

    THATS WHAT’S GOOD MEDIA

    We share the stories of inspirational black role models. Whether they are celebrities or just everyday people, some of us are doing amazing things to change the world and we aim to consistently promote and to spread their message even further. We want to support, educate, encourage the youth and enlighten their everyday though to align […]

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Videos | BlakSox talks #back2blackawards | Our Host Leah Charles King | Leah on the day job at ITV

 
 
 
 
 

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The pictures from previous years events can be viewed here. One thing is certain ‘everyone makes an effort and the gowns are gorgeous’

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image: Charles Venn & friends at #back2blackawards

Enjoy the full BAFTA VIP experience, red carpet entry, VIP table, dinner and the show with front row seats in HRH Princess Anne Auditorium. We have a range of fabulous packages for our sponsors and remember every penny goes towards helping the young people we support in our community all year round.

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