Category Archives: Black and Minority Ethnic

MSDUK show to promote supplier diversity

MSDUK is set to launch its annual Business Show on 21st September 2017 focused on connecting some of the fastest growing and innovative ethnic minority-owned businesses with public and private sector procurement organisations. The MSDUK 2017 Business Show, to be held at Edgbaston Cricket Ground in Birmingham, will provide an opportunity for ethnic minority businesses from across the… Read More »

Ethnic representation on FTSE boards flatlines

The fourth Green Park Leadership 10,000 report published on 17th August 2017 shows that ethnic minority representation on FTSE 100 boards has flat-lined. Although the ethnic leadership pipeline within FTSE 100 companies increased to 5%, six-in-ten (58%) of boards are still all white. “Whilst Ministers have devoted significant resource to supporting gender equality activity – for example the… Read More »

Diversity in the Performing Arts reviewed

The Acting Up inquiry, led by Gloria De Piero MP and Tracy Brabin MP, has investigated “on screen” and “on stage” representation in film, TV and theatre – as well as backstage roles including writers, producers, directors and technicians. Hundreds of people at all levels in the performing arts have contributed to the inquiry, either by responding to… Read More »

Top salaries call into question BBC’s PSB remit

The BBC today (19th July 2017) published its annual report which shows that despite increased competition and changes in technology the BBC continues to reach 95% of the UK adults each week. As part of the publication, the BBC has disclosed the amounts paid to staff and talent over £150,000 from the licence fee in the last financial… Read More »

BAME Role Models sought to inspire schoolchildren

The next generation of BAME role models, particularly those from tech industries, are being sought by Success at School to inspire Britain’s schoolchildren. Founded by Mitesh Bhimjiyani in 2013, Success at School is a national careers website for students aged 11-19. Mitesh has won a place on the Top 100 Asian Stars in UK Tech list for the… Read More »

Stunning rise in Women & BME MPs to Westminster

Despite the hung parliament outcome of the UK General Election 2017, there has been a stunning rise in the number of women and an increase in BME MPs. One of the unexpected results of this election has seen a remarkable rise in BME MP’s in Westminster with 10 new BME MP’s and only one loss, taking the number… Read More »

Shafi Ahmed named Top Asian in UK Tech 2017

Surgeon and VR evangelist Professor Shafi Ahmed was last night (6th June 2017) honoured with the Chairman’s Award at the launch of the official list of the Top 100 Asian Stars in UK Tech 2017. He was presented the award by HRH The Duke of York, who established the Pitch@Palace entrepreneurship competition to help tech businesses scale-up globally,… Read More »

Lainy Malkani’s ‘Sugar, Sugar’ is published

Lainy Malkani’s ‘Sugar, Sugar’ is a contemporary collection of short stories which reveals a rich and culturally diverse history behind India’s migrant workers and one of the most abundant and controversial commodities in the world. Inspired by historical documents between 1838 and 1917, and the living memories of the descendants of indentured workers, Sugar, Sugar, spans five continents,… Read More »