The Business, Employment and Economic Acivity Focus Group has launched an extensive programme focused on promoting entrepreneurship, helping more people to start their businesses and supporting new and exisiting business owners to grow their businesses in the advent of changes to the business and economic landscape and the acceleration of digital transformation.
The Suffolk Black Community Forum invites you to share your views and hear more about the plans for the future. Want to know more and how to get involved, email the focus group leads to request a link for the meeting.
There is strong evidence that shows that entrepreneurs and business owners from Black & Mixed Black Heritage backgrounds are disproportionately disadvantaged when trying to access real and tangible help in their business’ journey.
This survey is crucial In helping us to understand and identify where the disparities exist and your responses will help us advocate for and address the inequalities where they exist.
Al meetings and discussions are held in an open forum. We invite views and perspectives from all members of the Black and Mixed Black Heritage Communities.
Constituting the SuffolkBlack Community Forum
For the SBCF to achieve it’s objectives and maintain the goal of creating a one-voice advocacy service for the Black community, it will need to be constituted with support from the entire community in order to be the key stakeholder in partnership development with other stakeholders across the county.
It also means, the SBCF, will be able to reach beyond the borders of Suffolk in collaboration with other Black organisations across the country and beyond.
What Is Happening Now
The following steps have been recommended for the next stages of constituting the Forum.
1. Expression of Interest for (Associate) Directorship, Trusteeship & Wider (Corporate & Community) Membership
2. Nominations for Key Positions (Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Treasurer, Secretary, Fundraiser, Business Affairs, Compliance & Operations)
3. Registration of the Forum as a Charity
It is therefore, of critical importance to come along and share your views and contribute wherever you can as we accelerate the process of formally constituting the Forum.