Celebrating Unsung Heroes at the MBCC Awards

Celebrating Unsung Heroes at the MBCC Awards

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The Multicultural Business & Community Champion (MBCC) Awards is making its comeback, returning in December to honour the nation’s unsung heroes once again.


Back for 2023, the MBCC Awards brings a star-studded line-up of judges and a brandnew category tocelebrate the achievements of inspirational young people making an impact in their communities.


Taking place on Saturday 2nd December 2023 at the prestigious Hilton Birmingham Metropole, the MBCC Awards welcome back headline sponsor Birmingham City Council for the second year running, who would be joined by bank giant Lloyds Bank. Joining the Headline Sponsors are many other sponsors, including the new Emerald Sponsor, Arden University.


The evening will crown 13 victors, primarily from marginalised communities who have gone the extra mile, either in the business or their local community. Nominations are open nationwide, with organisers on the search to celebrate the beautiful deeds that might otherwise go unnoticed.This includes an award category that has also been added for the first time: the ‘Rising Star Award’ dedicated to young people who are inspiring future generations across the country.


The 2022 ceremony was a star-studded affair attended by some household names, including Sir Trevor McDonald and Baroness Floella Benjamin, who received the Honorary Life Time Achievement Award. The Inspirational Honorary Award was posthumously awarded to Jamal Edwards MBE, collected by his mother Brenda Edwards. The event also welcomed Sir Lenny Henry, Mobo Award Winner Lemar, Gold Olympic Champion, Dame Denise Lewis OBE, TV Presenter Angellica Bell, Loose Woman, Kelle Bryan and singer/songwriter Jamelia, who also sits on the esteemed panel of judges that Justice Williams MBE heads up.


Sir Trevor McDonald said,
“It was an honour to be presented the Honorary Lifetime Achievement Award. I have told friends and colleagues it was the most amazing audience I have ever been part of. Truly wonderful. Thank you for an unforgettable experience.”


The MBCC Awards are headed up by MBCC Awards CEO Dr Tru Powell, who is excited about bringing them back this year. Tru comments:


“It’s fantastic to be gearing up for the MBCC Awards again. It’s safe to say the awards has established itself as a ‘must attend’ event in the UK’s events calendar. There are no words I can use to describe the feeling of being in a room full of people that exudes excellence. As in most years, I am most excited about reading all the incredible entries we get from selfless people who work tirelessly to make our country a better place to live and work.”



Nominations are open until 3rd July 2023, following which a round of public votes combined with the judging committee will decide the finalists for each category. From these, a panel of esteemed judges will select the deserving winners.

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