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Birmingham – The National Black Talent Awards returns for 2023!

The Evenfields Black Talent Awards was launched in 2022 and exists to recognise and celebrate the outstanding performance and achievements of Black professionals across the UK, including both employees and employers.

Babatunde Aléshé - British actor, comedian and writer

This year’s black-tie ceremony will be held on 28th September 2023 at Birmingham's luxurious Edgbaston Stadium. See some highlights from last year's ceremony below.

In 2022 we were treated to an evening of great entertainment and amazing people spoke and performed at the ceremony, including Babatunde Aléshé (above) the British actor, comedian and writer who is known for appearing on Celebrity Gogglebox, and the 22nd series of British television series I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!.

The event is hosted by Evenfields Careers from the West Midlands which is a connector of Black talent and inclusive employers in the UK. Since 2019, the grassroots organisation has been using diversity recruitment and communications to help job seekers from diverse communities, particularly black and ethnic minorities.

A sister organisation, Evenfields Community CIC, which launched in 2020 works with young black adults to deliver bespoke Black Careers Matter employability masterclasses to give them the tools to achieve their dream careers, whilst working with companies and organisations to overcome resistance to EDI initiatives and thus build a more inclusive workplace.

BTA Founder Denise Myers said:

“I’m delighted to be leading this event, because championing Black Talent is what I am passionate about, and the support we have received from the committee, sponsors, judges and the community has been overwhelming, and I am truly thankful.

BTA Founder Denise Myers

Raising awareness and celebrating the achievements of Black Talent in the UK is very important as it showcases role models, raises the aspirations of emerging talent and increases social mobility.

I make no apology for celebrating black talent. The statistics show we are thriving against the odds – 41.6% of young black adults are unemployed compared to 12.4% of their white counterparts. We are on a mission to change this statistic, one job offer and career choice at a time, and we are delighted that there are many individuals and organisations who are happy to come on this journey with us.

So, thank you for your support and I look forward to celebrating with you on the 28th September in Birmingham.''


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