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Black Pound Marketplace

Welcome to our online Black Pound Marketplace! This is a space for us to showcase, celebrate and support just some of the young, Black business owners who we've helped through our Enterprise course.

Black Pound Marketplace with image of three young people

From personal training services to clothing lines, our marketplace has something for everyone. So have fun, shop and support the young people who have contributed to our Black Pound Project.

Disclaimer: The brilliant businesses featured below are independent from The Prince's Trust. Clicking on the buttons on this page will take you through to their business websites, where you can shop and speak to their individual customer service teams about their products and services.

Nathalie Alison
Two side-by-side photos of Nathalie - one with her looking over her shoulder to the camera and the other of her performing in a circus hoop

“For the past 9 years, I have been working as a professional circus performer and trainer. In 2017 I then went on to set up my own aerial school called Aerial Gymnastics London (AGL), which is London's only aerial school combining aerial and gymnastics within the same class. In 2020 we began offering a grant scheme at AGL offering discounted (up to free) classes for children who otherwise would not be able to afford to train with us. This is something I’m super passionate about.”

Book a class with Nathalie

Honey Malaolu
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“I wanted my designs to enhance the beauty of a woman’s figure by combining innovative silhouettes with exciting prints” 

“To be bold and beautiful was always key to me and finding ways to express that was through clothing.”

Honey Malaolu is bespoke fashion catering to every type of woman, handmade, specialising in dresses, accessories and more; inspired by my motherland.”

Shop with Honey

Kyle Frank
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“Having developed acne later than my peers, it was a difficult & lonely time navigating what skincare was & how I could help my skin”

“I decided to take matters into my own hands and embarked on my own journey to create a natural, kinder solution. Speaking to dermatologists, pharmacists, skin experts, reading antiquated literature from the 1800’s & researching how other cultures around the world approached acne. I then got formulating!”

“I launched Frank’s Remedies to help others who suffer with a similar experience & seek a real solution.”
Shop with Kyle

Isabella Mukasa
Close up photograph of Isabella in front of a green wooden background

“After three years of Equator living in Uganda, I returned to the UK & relocated to the coastal town of Bournemouth”

“It was there that Pearl to Coast came to be, with a vision to strengthen the Artisanal traditions of Uganda.”

“Pearl to Coast is the bridge bridging Organic East African Shea Butter to the UK through a fusion of traditional East African craftsmanship, contemporary design and sustainability”
Shop with Isabella

Nyomi Smith
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“Last year, I was looking for wrapping paper with a Black Father Christmas design, and couldn’t find it anywhere so, as a Graphic Designer, I decided to create some myself. 

"This is when Sanaa Giftshop was born. We need more positive representation of our Black Kings and Queens, and Sanaa Giftshop strides to celebrate and empower Black excellence. 

"In Swahili, Sanaa mean ‘work of art’, and I hope through my art, gift wraps, cards, mugs and more, I’m able to highlight a more diverse society."
Shop with Nyomi

Farhana Ibrahim
Farhana in a kitchen surrounded by mixing bowls and wearing a Binta

“Binta’s Kitchen starts in Northern Nigeria where food is at the heart of everything.
“I refined the recipes that had been passed down from my mum Binta to create a range of vegan sauces and superfood powders with authentic flavours and infusions."
Shop with Farhana

Temu Gbenedio
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“Most times we have an idea of what we’d like to gift but don’t have the time to got out and source it or sometimes have no idea what to gift at all.”

“I created Ribbon and Bow to make meaningful gifting easy and providing the best experience whatever the occasion!”  
Shop with Temu

Image of Sophie smiling at the camera standing in her shop

“I set up High Vibe Alignment selling sustainable ethically sourced crystals from all over the world and creating unique pieces of jewellery with them”

“As a fully trained yoga and meditation teacher, teaching weekly classes, I continuously want improve my own mental health and wellbeing and is the inspiration behind High Vibe Alignment. Hopefully allowing others to do the same!”  
Shop with Sophie

Maggie Ibiam
Maggie wearing a white t-shirt and looking at the camera in front of a brightly coloured background

"I began making candles for myself in the midst of the pandemic as an act of self-care and out of curiosity. Fast forward, to over one year later I have turned my passion for wellbeing, sustainability and fragrances into a business - introducing Nwanne Home! I'm proud to say that every product in my collection is 100% organic and natural. My candles, wax melts and diffusers are available in five fragrances and only scented with 100% pure essential oils, (ingredients all sourced locally). Hand poured in London, made with love."

Shop with Maggie

John and Josh Okungbaiye
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"When we went to New York, we noticed people carrying their back packs across their chests and tummies so that people couldn’t pick-pocket them. I thought if you simply relocated the zip, it would help prevent loss and pick-pocketing in big cities.

When we arrived back in London we protected our idea and founded High Spirit Bags Ltd as a lifestyle and travel accessories company in order to solve the global problem of pickpocketing and bring the travel lifestyle product to the world and..... here we are!"

Shop with John and Josh here

Bami Kuteyi
Bami sitting on a yellow chair beside a green plant wearing a black t-shirt with the slogan

“I was working for the number one company in the world, but I needed more from life. I joined the gym but was frustrated at the lack of diversity and inclusion. So,  I took matters into my own hands and started my own dance fitness company – Bam Bam Boogie!
“I now run the business and dance fitness classes, including Twerk After Work, around the world and love it.”
Book a class with Bami

Patrick looking to the camera wearing a black cap and black t-shirt

“I believe that clothing is a great form of expression. Through THE NO1 FACE, my aim is to create clothing and accessories, that promote self-awareness and build self-esteem.”

“We are known for our statement Trusts No.1 caps, our attractive, simple and bold clothing designs.”
Shop with Patrick

Nadine Mendes
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“Nails Trip is a new and convenient beauty salon based in Dagenham, East London. We focus on providing a range of prodessional beauty treatmens, as well as a cheeky drink under one roof!

“Through nail-care, we promote self-love, self-care and female empowerment!”
Shop with Nadine

Cordell Jeffers
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“I like to use my life experiences and lessons to teach and support the next generation. I’ve spoken, and hopefully inspired, thousands of young people throughout my career, as well as offered life coaching and business advice. 
“You can get in touch to book me for speaking engagements, to join my membership community, or for coaching”
Learn more about Cordell

Vanessa looking to the camera in front of a pale wall

“I qualified as a beauty therapist in my teenage years, which led to me moving into the beauty industry. When my daughter developed excema, I began formulating my own remedies and after creating my first product, rosemary body butter, I realised that others could benefit from it too. 
“My mission is to help as many people as possible find safe and natural skincare and help those with dry skin or eczema find a treatment.”

Shop with Vanessa

Ola Olayinka
Ola leaning over a table with fabric on it

"I'm a textile designer who creates bold and unique patterned accessories, stationery and homeware. All the products are either handmade or locally produced and everything is printed in the UK. The designs are inspired by nature, the abstract and the use of colour and pattern in my Nigerian heritage." 

Shop with Ola

Belocine Musolo
Belocine standing outside looking beyond the camera with grass in the background

“Walking in the streets of Ayr with my ethnic dress, people were smiling at me – everyone from wee girls to Grandmas were complimenting me and asking where I got my outfit from. Then it was a revelation: I would create a brand for the people of Scotland – and everyone else – to feel good, stylish, and unique in African printed clothes!”

Shop with Belocine

Emmanuel Olaojo
Emmanuel looking to the camera leaning against a brick wall

"My name is Emmanuel Olaojo and I am the founder of CLAN Wellbeing. I have over 10-years-experience in sports and exercise, ranging from athletics and basketball to semi pro-football. Currently I’m a specialist level 3 personal trainer in strength and conditioning.
"Through CLAN Wellbeing, my vision is to unite people to do immeasurably more, and change the narrative of mental health around the world through every day fitness experiences. "
Book in with Emmanuel