Black-Owned Businesses and Charities Expo - Leeds

Friday, 30 September 2022 - 10:00 till 16:00

“Leeds Black Art Charity and Enterprise Festival”

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.
Lunch together.

Expo Aims

To create a directory of African and Caribbean heritage organisations, charities and businesses.
Supporting Black-led businesses, charities and organisations to connect.
Increase autonomy by amplifying individual voices as part of a collective.
To raise funds for new projects.

10 Business Exhibitor Promotional Spaces Available - £35

Visitor Ticket Price Includes:
Access to Brodrick Hall for networking and showcasing event.
Includes entry to: Black Artisans – “You Are Not Alone” showcase (Sat 1 Oct / 11am-4pm) and Inspirational – An Artist and Maker Exhibition (Sun 2 Oct / 11am-4pm).

Leeds City Museum

Millennium Square, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 8BH

Connect with the organiser of this event to check availability and table prices.