Karl Oxford joins Lloyds Bank Black Business Advisory Committee

Lloyds Banking Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Karl Oxford to its Black Business Advisory Committee (BBAC).

Since its inception in December 2020, led by Claudine Reid MBE, the BBAC has provided Lloyds Banking Group with invaluable insights into the challenges faced by Black entrepreneurs in Britain, guiding the development of effective strategies to mitigate barriers.

Hailing from Yorkshire, Karl Oxford’s experience in strategic community regeneration, policy design and business development, has been instrumental in uplifting Black businesses and communities in the region. His extensive career includes current roles such as Director of African and Caribbean Business Ventures, an Executive Director at Palm Cove Society CIC, Vice Chair of the BAME Committee at the West and North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce, Co-founder of Voice 4 Change England and Co-founder of the former African Caribbean Westminster Initiative.

Building on the Group’s continued engagement in Yorkshire through its Black Entrepreneurs Programme and sponsoring the West Yorkshire Black Business Expo, this appointment signals the ongoing commitment to Black entrepreneurs throughout the UK.

Karl states, “I’m honoured to join the BBAC. This role enables me to support Black entrepreneurs, with a special emphasis on addressing the unique challenges they face across the North. I look forward to working with the committee to deepen their understanding of the challenges faced in the region and ensure our support is as impactful and inclusive as possible.”

Claudine Reid MBE added, “Karl’s unique blend of expertise and dedication to community development makes him a valuable addition to the committee through his strong connections with businesses and community leaders in Yorkshire. His perspective will be instrumental in our continued efforts to build equity for Black business owners nationwide.”