Nominations open for the Black Achievers Awards

Date published: 13th June 2022

Tuntum is proud to sponsor the awards category of ‘Cultural, Music & Arts’ at the Black Achievers Awards 2022 in Nottingham.

The aim of the Black Achievers Awards is to recognise and promote the achievements of the BME community. Over the years, black men and black women have experienced years of negative press and the Black Achievers’ Award aims to change this by showing communities across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire that there are real positive black role models out there.

Councillor Merlita Bryan who is a local Councillor, former Sheriff of Nottingham and former Lord Mayor of Nottingham first started these awards in 2011. Her vision of the awards has since developed and expanded in ways that she could never imagine. She continues to recognise and award those within the black community as a way of strengthening the relationships, bonds and attitudes of black individuals within society.

Due to the pandemic over the last two years, Councillor Bryan wants to come back this year stronger than ever with it being the 11th year of the awards being hosted. 

The awards are a black-tie event held in Nottingham in October to celebrate Black History Month.

There are ten categories in total and nominations are open until the 31st August. The categories are:

  • Young Achiever
  • Sports Person
  • Community Volunteer
  • Outstanding Parent
  • Culture Music & Arts
  • Most Transformed Life
  • Black Business Woman Award 2022
  • Black Business Man Award 2022
  • Learning, Skills & Employment Award 2022
  • Lifetime Community Contributor Award 2022

You can find out more and nominate someone at