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Launched in August 2016 Jamii is a marketing platform seeking to catalyse growth among Black British enterprises by enhancing awareness and encouraging sales.


We act as the focal point for customers searching for black-owned businesses by running grouped campaigns for our Partnered Businesses, and design and execute creative marketing campaigns, focusing on the promotion of multiple brands rather than one.

Jamii is the Swahili word for “community" and our collaboration-focused approach means creating larger outcomes than would have been possible to achieve alone.

As a marketing platform, Jamii supports revenue growth and promotions; as a community, Jamii brings together talented, knowledge-sharing entrepreneurs, determined to see everyone progress.

One of our primary initiatives is the Jamii card, a discount card saving consumers money at Black British businesses. The first of its kind, the card actively pushes sales towards partners by offering an incentive for those interested in finding Black British brands to make a purchase, thereby further completing the marketing circle – from promotion to awareness, and finally to the sale.

If you're interested in featuring on our platform, please complete the application form below.

Please note there is a partnership fee of £35 per year.

We look forward to hearing from you!


We will soon be building out our platform to enhance the support we're able to offer Black British entrepreneurs. In the mean-time, we are sharing opportunities that come our way through a dedicated newsletter.

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May 14, 2019

On 30 April 2019, we held Money Matters - a panel event determined to answer the critical questions about how to raise and manage money.

We had the pleasure of gathering insightful voices from the Black British entrepreneurial community. Founder of Vitae London Will Adoasi, Afrocenchix co-founder Joycelyn Mate and Backstage Capital director Andy Davis all joined the panel to lay bare all of the essential information you ne...

April 15, 2019

Last month marked the launch of SevenSix, a boutique agency specialising in modern marketing. Founded by marketer Charlotte Williams – who has previously worked with brands such as Hello Kitty & WAH Nails – the agency is named for the 1976 Race Relations Act, and championing diversity & equality is at its core.

Named for the 1976 Race Relations Act, SevenSix champions diversity & equality.

SevenSix works intimately with bran...

March 26, 2019

It's already March and if the first quarter of 2019 has taught us anything, it's that if we want something done, we need to do it ourselves... and when we do, it's pretty ground-breaking. The structural issues facing black founders are well-known, but the drive to tackle, disrupt and circumvent them has picked up significant steam this month.

With four Black British businesses receiving an significant amount of investment...

February 28, 2019

Last week I attended the Introduction to Backstage London breakfast held at the Silicon Valley Bank to hear about the fund's new UK-based accelerator. Backstage Capital, a fund set up by Arlan Hamilton to invest in underrepresented founders, announced last year that they would be launching accelerators in 4 cities (London, LA, Detroit & Philadelphia). On Thursday the London team issued a clear statement of intent for their acc...

February 26, 2019

With the release of the Forbes 30 Under 30 list earlier this month, the issue of diversity in entrepreneurship has once again moved to the forefront of conversation. While Black British faces appeared in the technology & social entrepreneurship categories, ethnic minorities as a whole were largely absent from the “Big Money” category detailing entrepreneurs who had raised significant amounts of funding.

Forbes 30 Under 30 - Bl...

January 31, 2019

Whether you're fully funded, a boot-strapper or a hustler on the side, free places to work are always useful to know. Below is a list of some of our favourite - hopefully we'll see you around soon!

Mae J'sPeckham

A black-owned cafe situated inside Peckham Palms, Mae J’s is a warm & cosy space with reasonably priced drinks & snacks (and a well-stocked bar for later!) Connect to the wifi and enjoy the vibe.



January 31, 2019

On Saturday, we held our first Roundtable. Centred around the theme of “Reboot & Refresh” for the New Year, an incredible group of entrepreneurs came together to meet, learn and share stories of success, failure and lessons learned.

Setting up this Roundtable was important to me because the very nature of Jamii has allowed me to speak to a lot of interesting & inspiring people, but I’ve realised that generally Black British ent...

January 30, 2019

This new series helps to tell the stories of Black British entrepreneurship, looking back at each month to reflect on successes, lessons & developments.

It’s the New Year and I’m glad to say that the black entrepreneur community is continuing how it ended 2018 - on a high.

I have started this blog series to help tell the stories of Black British entrepreneurs and their businesses in short-form: a 5-minute-read to look at what's...

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