Raphael Sofoluke is the Visionary, Founder and CEO behind The UK Black Business Show (https://ukblackbusinessshow.co.uk/)
The UK Black Business Show is an annual conference and exhibition show which takes place during Black History Month to highlight and promote the amazing businesses founded by people from the black community.
The show highlights the achievements and contributions black businesses have made to the economy and attendees have the opportunity to hear insights and advice in entrepreneurship, leadership and business from some of the UK’s leading black business professionals.
2019 marked the show’s third year and was a resounding success with over 2,000 attendees and 104 businesses exhibiting from across the UK, Europe, US & Nigeria. The show has been shown on ITV News, discussed on BBC Radio London and endorsed by Sadiq Khan the Mayor of London and David Lammy MP for Tottenham.
Raphael has spoken for and featured on a number of well-known platforms including Natwest, Labour, BBC, ITV News, The Business Show, The Shade Room, Forbes, CBS, Facebook & BET as well as a personal invite to 10 Downing street.
Raphael has also launched the Black Tech achievement Awards (https://btaawards.com/) Sponsored by JP Morgan which is set-up to celebrate and acknowledge black role models and innovators within the tech sector and to help illuminate the pathways to greater black representation of the community within the industry.