Chamber Announces Partnership with The Black United Representation Network

Date: 11/10/2021
Author: Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce
Company: Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce

Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce is delighted to announce that we will be working in partnership with The Black United Representation Network (BURN). We will aim to enable businesses to make tangible steps towards providing more inclusive workplaces and providing more opportunities for black employees and business leaders. 

The Chamber aims to support Greater Manchester, not just for commerce but also for community. We are well positioned to inspire and influence progressive change in the region which will have positive results on communities who still face challenges such as discrimination and inequalities.

Lewis Crowe, Head of Membership and Commercial, Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, said: "We very much look forward to progressing our partnership with BURN and making strides towards providing a more inclusive workplace for black employees and business leaders across Greater Manchester and beyond. We look forward to demanding greater representation and developing a successful partnership."

The Black United Representation Network (BURN) CIC is a membership organisation founded by nine Black VCSE and micro companies to challenge and tackle deep rooted racial inequalities in Greater Manchester which negatively impact people of African Descent in order to bring about systemic change.

Lisa Maynard-Atem, Managing Director, BURN CIC, said: “I am very excited about our partnership with Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce. They are the perfect example of what a progressive ally looks like and have already demonstrated their commitment to what we intend to achieve as an organisation. I have no doubt that this will be a transformational journey for all parties that will lead to some very positive outcomes.”