First Response Group co-founders crowned Black British Businesspeople of the Year

The co-founders of security and facilities management company, First Response Group, have already been named ‘Black British Businesspeople of the Year’.

Jamal Tahlil and Edgar Chibaka were awarded the very best prize as of this year’s Black British Business Awards (BBBAwards), which celebrate the exceptional performance and outstanding achievements of black business and professionals owners in the united kingdom, and empowers organisations with the required tools to attract, retain and progress their internal Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic talent.

Tahlil and Chibaka, both African immigrants launched the Yorkshire-based company in 2007. Beginning with nothing, FRG employs a lot more than 500 people now, in July this season reported a sales turnover of £25 million and. In the process, the continuing business which counts AXA Insurance amongst its top Blue Chip customers, has made two successful acquisitions.

Tahlil, who’s well experienced in facilities managements, construction, real insurance and estate risk managements, said: “We have been absolutely thrilled to possess recognised for the combined achievements at the Black British Business Awards. THE ENTIRE YEAR to win Black British Businesspeople of, the top prize, is incredible simply.

“We started our business from the ground upwards, but with effort and a shared vision it has outgrown even our expectations now. This award recognises the dedication of our whole team also, without whom we’d not be where we have been today – among the leading names in the UK’s security and FM sectors.”

Chibaka, who also serves as Executive Board Chairman of the united kingdom Malawi Business Group that fosters bilateral business between your UK and Malawi, added: “I’d prefer to thank our colleagues at FRG for believing inside our vision and running with it to consistently deliver fantastic and innovative customer experiences.

“To your customers, many thanks for trusting our promise that people ‘listen, deliver’ and respond. To your supply chain, many thanks for the support.”

Sophie Chandauka, Executive Founder and Chair of the Black British Business Awards said: “It really is an honour to shine a spotlight with this year’s winners that are not merely doing remarkable things within their own organisations but additionally within their personal lives.

“This year’s senior leaders epitomise this is of ‘role models’. They’re leading significant commercial functions whilst acting as wise counsel for his or her investors, boards of directors and rising talent through the pandemic and amount of social unrest.  Congratulations  to all or any of the year’s winners and finalists again.”

This latest honour comes 90 days after FRG was crowned as Recognised COMPANY Champion at the Living Wage Foundation Champion Awards, and 10 months after it featured in the Sunday Times’  10 Fast Track Ones to view.

FRG in addition has been shortlisted in no less than five categories at next month’s Security and Fire Excellence Awards, including Outsourced Security Individual or Team of the entire year and Security Guarding Company of the entire year over £25 million turnover.


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Sophie Chandauka, Executive Founder and Chair of the Black British Business Awards said: “It really is an honour to shine a spotlight with this year’s winners that are not merely doing remarkable things within their own organisations but additionally within their personal lives.

“This year’s senior leaders epitomise this is of ‘role models’. They’re leading significant commercial functions whilst acting as wise counsel because of their investors, boards of directors and rising talent through the pandemic and amount of social unrest.  Congratulations  again to all or any of the year’s winners and finalists.”

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