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BHM 2018: Rising black businesses to watch

ONE TO WATCH: F45 Training Brixton


1.Elements Bar

Described as a trendy spot in Lewisham Lee High Road, this black-owned south-London bar provides the best cocktails, entertainment, live music and nightlife. At this lively spot, you’ll find a mixture of entertaining events taking place, from art & culture exhibitions by London’s most creative talents to their retro games night filled with games, good vibes and lots of prizes


Instagram: @elementsbarldn
Elements Bar Ldn, 207 Lee High Rd, Blackheath, London SE13 5PQ


2. Flora & Curl

Natural haircare brands are consistently on the rise, and this particular brand prides themselves on creating “natural, non-toxic haircare for healthy and more radiant curls.”

The black-owned brand was born out of a need for high quality natural haircare formulations that actually work and have amassed a cult following which continues to grow day by day.


Instagram: @floracurl


3. Vick Zinoo Cosmetics

Brands everywhere are embracing diversity, in an attempt to be more inclusive of different shades and consumers. However, there are some brilliant, black-owned make-up brands doing this intrinsically, putting women of colour needs first – and Vick Zinoo Cosmetics is one of them.

The ethically made and cruelty-free brand comprises of various make-up products from foundations to highlighters, and has amassed a growing fanbase including vlogger Sincerely Oghosa.


Instagram: @vickzinoocosmetics


4. We Are Fempire

This collective of entrepreneurial, creative women are challenging societal norms and bringing sisterhood to the fore with a series of talks, workshops, film screenings and more. We Are Fempire aims to celebrate inclusion across all fields; form film and media, to fitness and food working to empower women through their many events. For quality content creation from a talented black girl collective, We Are Fempire is definitely one to watch.


Instagram: @wearefempire


5. F45 Brixton

Already a huge success in Australia, F45 is a fast growing fitness franchise Yemi Penn. Yemi has taught over a thousand fitness classes in the UK, Japan and even to the US Military, however when she recently visited London she knew she had to come back to support the local health and fitness movement on her home turf.

The F45 Brixton studio aims to become the cornerstone of the community, with plans to launch an outreach, which will start by offering a number of community classes during non-peak hours every day.


Instagram: @f45_brixton

Keep a look out for The Voice black business guide this month, as we continue our support of black-owned businesses!

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