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.
CORPORATE MEMBERS TO MEET
MEMBERS ONLY EVENTS SCHEDULED FOR 2022
ONE TO ONE MEETINGS SINCE 2012
OF BUSINESS GENERATED SINCE 2012
CONTRACTS SIGNED SINCE 2012
PART OF THE GLOBAL SUPPLIER DIVERSITY ALLIANCE
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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.
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.
Hours of support provided
Corporate sponsorship provided
Contract opportunities offered by our corporate members
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.
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
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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.