LONDON RISING - The Rise of London’s Black Wall Street
An Afrocentric exhibition to spotlight London’s near £5 billion black owned business community is to be held in the capital at the iconic ‘Conway Hall’ on Saturday 3 July 2021.
More than 50 London-based businesses have been invited to take part in the event which will also mark the 100th anniversary of the Black Wall Street massacre, among the single worst incidents of racial violence in American history.
Exhibitors will include Black owned businesses in fashion, luxury candles, soft drinks, floral design, gifts, cosmetics, fine art, jewellery and many more.
Black Woman Fashion Show will highlight the increasing influence of black designers in the fashion industry.
The organiser, Natasha Vigille founder of Black Wall Street London said: “The number of black owned businesses has increased in recent years and today they make an important contribution to the booming online sales revolution.”
Natasha, a finalist in the 2020 Great British Entrepreneur Awards, who founded Cornucopia Emporium, a luxury scented candle business, two years ago, is now looking ahead to when the Black business community has its own exhibition venue. She has launched the Black Million campaign to raise an initial £1 million towards the project.
The exhibition will be open from 10am to 5pm at Conway Hall 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL
Contact Natasha Vigille to arrange media passes and photo opportunities.
Mobile. 07423 062 875
Facts & Figures
According to the latest available data (Mayor of London Report) there are over 10,000 Black-owned businesses employing one or more staff in London (4 per cent of all London businesses).
• 25 per cent of black business owners are women (compared to 21 per cent for White and 17 per cent of Asian business owners).
• Black-owned businesses are underrepresented compared with the proportion of London’s population which is black. Black-owned business comprise 4 per cent of all businesses, but 12 per cent of London’s population is black.
• Black-owned businesses in London have a total turnover of nearly £4.5 billion. • Black-owned businesses provide around 70,000 jobs (3 per cent of total London employee jobs) The proportion of black-owned businesses as total businesses are medium-sized with turnover of £50,000 - £500,000.
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Black Woman Fashion Show
The building was named after an American, Moncure Conway, who had adopted an uncompromising anti-slavery position at home, although he had two brothers serving in the Confederate army and came to England in 1863 on a speaking tour.