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BNP Paribas Hosted 2017 Nominations Launch Event for Black British Business Awards

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London, UK – 7 April 2017 – BNP Paribas today announced that it hosted the launch event of the Black British Business Awards on Thursday 6 April, at its Marylebone office in London.

Launched in 2014, the BBBAwards are the only programme to recognise and celebrate the exceptional performance and outstanding achievement of black entrepreneurs and professionals in Britain.

Vinay Kapoor, UK Head of Diversity and Inclusion at BNP Paribas said: “BNP Paribas strives to promote and maintain a diverse and inclusive work environment in which all employees are valued and are empowered to succeed.

“For the third year running, BNP Paribas is delighted to sponsor and host the BBBA nomination reception. These awards provide a unique platform recognising the achievements of the black British business community in the UK and I’m honoured and pleased to be involved in the review process as a judge. Best of luck to all the nominees.”

The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in London on 19 October 2017.

Nominations are open until Tuesday 2 May 2017 and can be submitted here: For further information, please visit:

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About BNP Paribas

BNP Paribas ( is a leading bank in Europe with an international reach. It has a presence in 75 countries, with more than 189,000 employees, including more than 146,000 in Europe. The Group has key positions in its three main activities: Domestic Markets and International Financial Services (whose retail-banking networks and financial services are covered by Retail Banking & Services) and Corporate & Institutional Banking, which serves two client franchises: corporate clients and institutional investors. The Group helps all its clients (individuals, community associations, entrepreneurs, SMEs, corporate and institutional clients) to realise their projects through solutions spanning financing, investment, savings and protection insurance. In Europe, the Group has four domestic markets (Belgium, France, Italy and Luxembourg) and BNP Paribas Personal Finance is the leader in consumer lending. BNP Paribas is rolling out its integrated retail-banking model in Mediterranean countries, in Turkey, in Eastern Europe and a large network in the western part of the United States. In its Corporate & Institutional Banking and International Financial Services activities, BNP Paribas also enjoys top positions in Europe, a strong presence in the Americas as well as a solid and fast-growing business in Asia-Pacific.