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Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Business event to be hosted by University

University of Gloucestershire is hosting a Gloucestershire Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Business networking event organised by businessman and social entrepreneur Rupert Walters, the Chair of the Race and Equality Commission (Gloucester).

The event is an opportunity for business owners, entrepreneurs and organisational leads in Gloucestershire to discuss business challenges and to develop and create a positive and supportive Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority network.

It will take place at the University’s Gloucestershire Business School at its Oxstalls Campus on Thursday, 10 March between 9.30am and 11.30am, and booking is now open.

Rupert Walters said: “We know there is a wealth of successful business owners and entrepreneurs from the Black, Asian and minority ethnic community who are rarely found at the numerous business networking events held countywide each year.

“It is essential to create a forum, not least for supply chain diversity, which makes businesses more competitive, flexible, and delivers value, but that also promotes the development of stronger representation.

“The Gloucestershire Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Business networking eventcreates a fresh opportunity to come together, connect and discuss their specific business challenges.”

Clare Peterson, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Manager, represented the University on the Race Equality Commission (Gloucester) chaired by Rupert Walters that was set up Gloucester City Council in response to the killing of George Floyd in the United States.

Clare Peterson said: “We’re delighted to be collaborating with Rupert in hosting the Gloucestershire Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Business networking event as part of our commitment to helping to tackle racial inequalities in all areas of life.

“Members of the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic business community are positive role models for our students and we’re looking forward to welcoming them to our Oxstalls Campus on 10 March.