Partners Committed to Supplier Diversity | MSDUK

Join us in building a fairer, inclusive and diverse economy 

MSDUK's mission is to break through barriers by creating an inclusive ecosystem of corporate, industry, academia, digital catapults, business networks and investment partners that leads to opportunities for ethnic minority businesses (EMBs) to grow and succeed. 

100+

CORPORATE MEMBERS TO MEET

45+

MEMBERS ONLY EVENTS SCHEDULED FOR 2022

1020

ONE TO ONE MEETINGS SINCE 2012

£800m

OF BUSINESS GENERATED SINCE 2012

150+

CONTRACTS SIGNED SINCE 2012

GSDA

PART OF THE GLOBAL SUPPLIER DIVERSITY ALLIANCE

150+

OPPORTUNITIES POSTED PER YEAR

 We are UK's leading supplier diversity organisation

Ethnic minority business represent nearly 16% of all registered businesses in the UK. 1 in 6 businesses, nearly 1 million businesses in the UK are ethnic minority owned or led. Since 2006, we have offered the best business support tailored to each specific business stage.

The MSDUK integrated ecosystem of Innovation, Knowledge and Procurement helps ethnic minority businesses (EMBs) bring innovative ideas to market, develop business leaders of the future and achieve sustained growth through access to corporate supply chains. 

How we work with our partners 

The MSDUK ecosystem aims to bring together corporate business including procurement community, startups and high-growth ethnic minority businesses (EMBs); alongside investors, accelerators, universities, industry bodies and policy makers who share the same vision.  

We work with innovative partners to deliver our immersive  programme  portfolio helping EMBs access corporate opportunities, make connections and showcase their innovative products and services to a global platform.          

2000  +

Hours of support provided

300  +

Programmes Alumni

£250k  +

Corporate sponsorship provided

200 +

Contract opportunities offered by our corporate members

Our Impact 

Our aim has been to redefine supplier diversity - to bring it outside the procurement function and embed it across the whole business. This report celebrates successes across our ecosystem and measures the socioeconomic impact of our interventions made to the ethnic minority communities across the UK. 

What our partners say 

Together we can make a lasting impact supporting the next generation of entrepreneurs by opening doors, providing access to knowledge & opportunities and propel them to become the high-growth businesses that the world needs.            

“MSDUK brings immense value to address our organisational mission. Together we are supporting high-achieving ethnic minority business leaders in the UK and South Africa. The partnerships with MSDUK are built on trust and we mutually respect what each other brings to the table.”

Professor Mark Hart, Associate Director, Aston Centre for Growth, Aston University

“MSDUK has given us a platform to identify supplier diversity and build relationships with their EMBs that can become part of our supply chain." 

Theresa Harrison, Director, EY               

Our Strategic Partners

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.