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2020 Nominations are now closed, keep watching our social media for information on this year's nominees.


Determine if the nominee is a Rising Star or Senior Leader


Determine which category best fits with the nominee’s career


Is the nominee an entrepreneur or a professional candidate?


Submit a Nomination! Use the PDF forms for guidance

Awards Categories and Key Dates

Rising Star

A black professional that is under 35 (at time of application) and is excelling in their pursuit of a business career, exceeding expectations – the one to watch.

Senior Leader

An outstanding black senior executive with over 10 years’ experience. Expert in their field, manager of significant population or projects or budget(s) or strategy – an inspiration and game changer.

Arts and Media

Includes all media, design, fashion, performance art, publishing and advertising.

Consumer Luxury

Includes food, beverage, household goods, retail, leisure, cosmetics and luxury goods.


Operating their own business or social enterprise for over 18 months as at 30 April 2020.

Financial Services

Includes banks, brokers, payment services, insurance companies, credit card funds and regulators.

Professional Services

Includes law, accounting, management consultancy and in-house professionals.

Judging Day

Thursday, 25 June 2020

Finalist Reception

Mid-July 2020

Awards Ceremony

Thursday, 1 October 2020
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