The Black Achievers Awards

baa-awards-logoThe Black Achievers Awards aims to strengthen community cohesion and celebrate the roles and achievements of both men and women in Nottingham.


This year, One Nottingham is supporting the Lifetime Community Contributor Award.  The categories are:

Young Achievers

Sponsored by Nottingham Trent University and Tick Tock Creche

Nominate a male and a female aged 18-24 who has overcome professional or personal barriers or excelled in a particular field…


Sponsored by The University of Nottingham

An individual who has experienced a health challenge (mental or physical) and still achieved their goals or a carer of someone suffering from a health challenge…

Sports Man & Woman

Sponsored by Nottinghamshire YMCA

This category is open to an individual that has helped someone through any sport or who has achieved something through any sport…

Community Volunteer

Sponsored by Nottingham Community and Voluntary Service

This category aims to recognize the outstanding voluntary contributions made by an individual to the local community in the voluntary field…

Outstanding Parent

Sponsored by Hope Fostering Services

Nominate a father, a mother or a role model who you value as a parent figure. Express in 200 written words why he/she is the best…

Cultural, Music & Arts

Sponsored by Tuntum Housing

This award is aimed at a male individual and a female individual who has been notably successful in the field of art and culture…

Most Transformed Life

Sponsored by Nottinghamshire Police & Crime Commissioner

This category is aimed at a male or a female who has gone through adversity and challenging circumstances and confronted the issues he/she faced and in doing so has turned his life and is now fulfilling his/her potential.

Black Business Man & Woman

Sponsored by Eon Energy

Candidates for this Award must be a businessman and business woman running a small or large company in Nottingham and who you feel acts as a positive role models to other black men and women.

Learning Skills & Employment

Sponsored by Futures Advice, Skills & Employment and Mojatu Foundation

Recognizing an individual who has excelled in providing Learning, Skills & Employment or an individual that has excelled in gaining new skills in Learning, Skills & Employment

Life Time Community Contributor

Sponsored by One Nottingham

This category aims to recognize the outstanding voluntary contributions made by an individual to the local community in the voluntary field.

Award dinner

This year’s event is being held on Saturday 22 October, from 6:45pm to 11:30pm, East Midlands Conference Centre, University Park Beeston Lane, Nottingham

This year, the host is Mr Curtis Walker who is a writer and British actor and has toured his own one man show, “Right Now”. He is the voice of Carlton in the BBC Children’s comedy Kerching! and has starred in BBC comedy shows Paramount City. There will be performances from award winning saxophonist Millicent Stephenson. Her versatile interpretations of iconic Jazz, Blues, Reggae, Soul and Gospel numbers as well as her original compositions continue to delight her listeners throughout the UK. There will also be a performance from local dance group Take 1 Dance Studio, who have recently come back from their LA tour.

Tickets are now available for purchase the BAA website