21. Nadine Campbell, Founder & CEO at ACE Entrepreneurs

Name: Nadine Campbell

Company: ACE Entrepreneurs

Website: https://www.aceentrepreneurs.com/

About Nadine Campbell and ACE Entrepreneurs

ACE Entrepreneurs Group, an end-to-end business ecosystem consisting of ACE – supporting diverse entrepreneurs and ACE Fest our diversification and business growth event. ACE Consultancy – a freelance marketing consultancy working with a client base of global brands and agencies. Pitch Black Ventures – Co-founded to close the gap in diversity within investment and The Diverse Panel – empowering diverse voices through data. Through this work, I have received 15 award nominations and wins in the last 5 years, demonstrating our impact and passion for business, diversity and inclusion.

ACE Entrepreneurs, created in 2020, to support, help launch and scale underrepresented businesses and to provide access to investment for marginalised entrepreneurs and black-owned businesses. Ace now has a network of 6,000+. The mission – make it easier for diverse entrepreneurs to start & run successful businesses. The ACE Business Directory with over 500+ active diverse led businesses and the ACE Safe Spaces; are for 25 different black business groups to share, learn, collaborate and network digitally. ACE provides free access to 20+ online, key business & finance content hubs, access to alternative start-up funding, a grant finder and affordable marketing services.

ACE Fest, our bi-annual D&I initiative is a one-day business event with keynote speakers, panels masterclasses, live pitch & an interactive workshop; designed to provide entrepreneurs with game-changing essentials for scaling their businesses. Founders will have the opportunity to learn from key brands and business leaders, while they can gain insights into fostering a more inclusive mindset. Partners include The Voice, Digital Cinema Media, Tesco and Malt. Support continues post-event through our tailored annual Diversity, Inclusion, and Growth Program.

ACE Consultancy, previously called The Digital Helpdesk, started in 2012, a Freelance consultancy specialising in business strategy, marketing, partnerships and digital acceleration/transformation. Previous clients include brands NFL, Sky ShowTime, Sky Group, Huawei, Samsung, Unilever, Ford, Virgin Media /Mobile, Britvic, Now TV, John Lewis, HSamuel, Group M and Omnicom. Managing budgets up to £23m across acquisition and brand awareness objectives.

Pitch Black Ventures helps Founders get ‘Investment Ready’ and matches them to Angel Investors, delivering vetted investment opportunities to our private angel investors. We identify, refine and select quality businesses / visionary entrepreneurs ready for growth. We provide comprehensive due diligence reports and detailed financial analyses to help them uncover the right opportunities. We are passionate about creating meaningful and long-lasting partnerships between investors and entrepreneurs, driving innovation and growth for businesses, and making a positive impact on society as a whole.

The Diverse Panel (2023) empowers diversity and inclusion using data. We created a safe space for diverse voices to be heard and their opinions to be compensated for. Working with brands to review their existing and future services, products and approaches to diverse consumers. Our reports are segmented by audience types to provide deep insights to aid our client’s retention and acquisition goals. We offer a bi-annual Diversity Report, bespoke research panel and work on all briefs for underrepresented groups from ethnic diversity, female-focused, primary parents to LGBTQIA.