Ethnic Minority Owned Businesses | MSDUK














We are UK's leading supplier diversity organisation

How can MSDUK help your business?

Welcome to MSDUK. Are you a Non-white Ethnic Minority Business? Do you have the potential to grow multiple times if your clients include global brands? Or are you a young non-white ethnic minority founder with innovative ideas, products and solutions you want to present to big brands? 

Join us now and consider MSDUK as your tactical partner to connect with the corporate world. Be part of this dynamic community of over 2000 entrepreneurs and buyers representing over 100 Global and British companies. We will open multiple doors for you. We will introduce you to the people that are interested in knowing you and doing business with you. We will support you in developing your business through our world-class accelerator and leadership programmes delivered by the world’s best business schools. If you are a young aspiring founder, we will help you make your dream a reality by giving you access to investors, mentors and the corporate world. 

Get your business CERTIFIED as EMB (Ethnic Minority Owned), this is a status recognised by the industry and will open new doors for your business. 

Business Membership Benefits

For an annual membership fee of £300+VAT, we offer all non-white ethnic minority businesses access to a comprehensive suite of benefits to grow and develop their business. 

Premium Membership (£300 + VAT) p.a.

MSDUK Certified EMB status gives your business access to contract opportunities offered by our corporate members committed to a diverse and inclusive supply chain

Have your business profile on MSDUK Connect, a database of certified EMBs accessible to over 1000 corporate buyers

Connect with over 2000 high-growth minority businesses and freelancers through our B2B marketplace

Get referred to contract opportunities shared by over 100 corporate members

Be included in targeted introductions to our corporate members through the MSDUK corporate facing relationships management team 

Access our business directory to connect with other ethnic minority businesses from across the UK

Hear about market gaps and opportunities not being fulfilled from buyers 

Attend our signature "Business Opportunity Days" to meet with our corporate members and fellow entrepreneurs

Access opportunities to present at "Supplier Spotlight Sessions" 

Participate in pre-arranged 1-2-1 meetings with buyers 

Attend corporate in-house 'meet the member' events (by invitation only)

Participate at our regional business networking events

Attend our annual conference and business show at discounted rates

Get your business recognised at the MSDUK Awards

Exhibit at the business show attended by a global audience 

Get brand visibility by becoming a sponsor at these global events

Access MSDUK's global network across the world to expand your business outside of the UK

Exclusive invitations to attend MSDUK's international trade missions to the USA, Australia, South Africa, Europe and beyond 

Access European business opportunities shared by our members

Enter the industry recognised MSDUK Innovation Challenge and get an opportunity to pitch your innovative ideas to industry leaders and investors

Opportunity to win the first prize of £20,000 and other mutiple benefits

Free access to procurement masterclasses, tendering workshops, and financial management sessions

Secure corporate scholarships to attend business leadership / scale-up programmes delivered by world class business schools

Be part of multiple corporate mentoring programmes

Get visibility in our industry network through articles in our monthly newsletter, case studies and video testimonials

Ethnic Minority Business Certification

MSDUK is the UK’s leading supplier diversity advocacy organisation that represents and certifies non-white ethnic minority-owned businesses. Our mission is to help non-white ethnic minority-owned businesses in the UK to sustain and grow by doing business with global corporations who are committed to a more diverse and inclusive supply chain.

Ethnic Minority Freelancer Certification

MSDUK is the UK’s leading supplier diversity advocacy organisation that represents and certifies non-white ethnic minority-owned businesses and freelancer self-employed professionals.

Over the last ten years, labour market across the world is characterised by the prevalence of short-term contracts or freelance work. Gig economy statistics show a free market system where organizations and independent workers engage in short-term work arrangements. BLS data suggest that in 2017 the US gig economy had 55 million participants. It's estimated that 36% of US workers take part in the gig economy and 33% of companies extensively use freelancers, many of them from non-white ethnic minority backgrounds. 

Our mission is to help non-white ethnic minority freelancers in the UK to sustain and grow by doing business with global corporations who are committed to a more diverse and inclusive supply chain. We also want to help our corporate partners to measure spend with certified ethnic minority freelancers and enhance their overall supplier diversity efforts. 

MSDUK becomes the first supplier diversity advocacy organisation in the world to establish and launch a formal certification process to certify self employed freelancers of non-white ethnic minority background in the UK. This certification is completely FREE for freelancers. 

Our Corporate Members

MSDUK was founded in 2006 and since then we have pioneered the supplier diversity movement in the UK and Europe, we are excited to welcome new corporate members committed to running success supplier diversity programmes. 

MSDUK B2B Directory

As a Certified EMB, you have great opportunity to connect with our growing community of non-white ethnic minority businesses from all over the UK. Collective annual turnover of our non-white ethnic minority business network is over £700m and we encourage you to connect with them, offer and do business with them. Let us work with each other to grow together!


Our events are the perfect opportunity to connect with others and open doors to opportunities, whether online or face-to-face, the MSDUK events are engaging, interactive and produced to a high standard. Join us to get access to the +50 events we exclusively host for our members.

Business Development Programmes

MSDUK is committed to support sustainable growth of non-white ethnic minority businesses. Our world class accelerator programme, executive leadership residential and corporate mentoring programme offers businesses opportunities to develop and grow.

Member testimonials

“As EMBs, we are agile, innovative teams who are not tied down with bureacracy and legacy. Joining MSDUK and participating in events and meeting has opened doors for us with corporates.”

Harj Gahley, Octavian

“For a small SME in Lancashire to provide PPE to IBM it’s a big achievement. I wouldn’t get these opportunities if I wasn’t part of MSDUK.”

Azeem Khan, Managing Director, Gemini Group