Corporates committed to supplier diversity | MSDUK
100+

CORPORATE MEMBERS

320

CERTIFIED EMBs

94

EVENTS

5000+

ATTENDEES

204

BUYER-SUPPLIER MEETINGS

£200M+

SPEND WITH EMBs

£700k

INVESTMENT IN PROGRAMMES

We are UK's leading supplier diversity organisation

Why supplier diversity is important?

Ethnic minority businesses (EMBs) represent nearly 16% of all registered businesses in the UK. 1 in 6 businesses, that means nearly a million businesses in the UK, are ethnic minority owned or led. EMBs employee over 3 million people, which represents 10% of the UK’s workforce. However, less than 1% of corporate and public sector spend in the UK goes to ethnic minority businesses. 

MSDUK offers real opportunity to global, British, and European companies to excel in their supplier diversity programmes. As shareholders, investors and customers demand diversity and inclusion to be integral to every aspect of an organisation’s operations, supply chain diversity takes centre stage in procurement strategy. 

We invite all global, British and European companies to join MSDUK to work with the other 100 corporations already committed to establishing a more diverse and inclusive supply chain.

Corporate Membership Benefits

We offer two levels of corporate membership: Regular Membership @£7k + VAT and Charter Membership @£12k + VAT per year. 

Unlimited access to an online database of certified EMBs and soon to be introduced freelancer's register

Supplier referral service to receive recommended EMBs for your sourcing opportunities

Request for 1-2-1 meetings with suppliers at our Business Opportunity days

Attend Innovation Challenge Finals to see most innovate ideas presented at this annual pitch competition

Receive regular introductions of niche suppliers from our corporate facing Relationship Manager

Recommend and introduce EMBs within your supply chain to give other corporate members access to their services

Attend over 50 virtual / hybrid / live events and workshops to meet EMBs and connect with your peers

Deliver workshops and participate in panel discussions, sharing your organisations SD&I learnings with peers and encouraging EMBs

Attend our annual conference (ticketed event) and awards evening, meet over 1000 entrepreneurs, procurement colleagues and global supplier diversity leaders 

Access our monthly member's forum and supplier diversity best practices workshops 

Access the progress of your organisation's supplier diversity programme by completing our annual MSDUK Supplier Diversity Benchmarking survey 

Access supplier diversity toolkits, playbooks, white papers and world class research through MSDUK Centre of Excellence online resource portal 

Access MSDUK D&I experts to assist you in planning, implementing and assessment of a world class programme

Get media coverage through press releases and case studies with support from our marketing and communications team  

Get recognition on your work around supplier diversity at the industry recognised MSDUK Awards 

Access and meet innovative, high-growth certified EMBs

Access our comprehensive suite of events

Develop world class supplier diversity programme

Your go-to contact at MSDUK offering you support, training and access to best practice through induction meetings, annual reviews, EMB introductions and regular feedback sessions 

Your organisation's Relationship Manager is your ear on the ground for SD&I best practice and updates to assist with your plan and progress

Invest in building a strong and diverse supply chain by offering mentoring to EMBs, sponsoring MSDUK Accelerator or Innovation Challenge, or awarding scholarships to EMBs on Executive Education programmes

Sponsor EMB certifications to grow the network and help to introduce diverse offerings

Opportunity for your senior leaders to get elected to the MSDUK Board of Directors or lead sector-based industry working groups

Priority to sponsor our signature events including the annual conference, business awards, opportunity days and major programmes

Opportunity for C-Suite executives to deliver keynote and / or present at key events

Exclusive invitation to CPO forums and leadership dinner

Search Business Database

MSDUK business database offers our corporate members access to detail business profiles of all certified ethnic minority businesses. Use multiple filters to find out the most suitable EMB you are looking for a contract opportunity.

Events

Want to follow up on a conversation you had at an event? The member databases will help you access contact details as well as more information about the businesses they work for. This feature is for existing MSDUK members, so join us to get access to this useful business data.

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.