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01 Nov 2022

East Midlands Chamber and emh group join forces to celebrate Black History Month


“Time for Change: Actions not Words” was the theme of this year’s Black History Month, which was marked by the Chamber and emh group in a joint social media campaign.

Business leaders including emh group chief executive Chan Kataria OBE, the housing association’s specialist housing manager Laura Smith, Access Rating co-founder Mark Esho MBE, Ignite Your Inner Potential CEO Kul Mahay and De Montfort University EDI executive officer Sophie Holder were among the East Midlands personalities who took part.

The campaign aimed to foster discussion around this year’s theme while engaging businesses and communities across Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire.

It was the latest collaboration between the Chamber and its strategic partner emh group around the topic of equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI), following unique research into business engagement levels and a roundtable discussion on how to promote the agenda further.

Pritti Allen, head of communications at emh group, said: “We are proud to have partnered with the Chamber on this important campaign for the third consecutive year.

“Our commitment to creating positive change through collaboration is central to our work at emh. This year the Black History Month campaign has brought into sharp focus the great work that Chamber members are doing to make a difference and the desire to build on this.

“We are grateful for the engagement and support from organisations and individuals from across the region.”

To look back at the Black History Month campaign, follow East Midlands Chamber and emh group on LinkedIn, as well as on Twitter (@EMChamberNews and @emhgroup).