The aim of the Knowledge Centre on Black and Minority Ethnic Businesses (KCBMEB) DP was to develop new models and tools for making business support more accessible to ethnic businesses. KCBMEB has provided national, regional and local business support to BME businesses and entrepreneurs in the format of delivery and development of alternative business support mechanisms.
It has adopted a strategic approach to viewing and engaging with BME businesses and communities. It has provided models for engagement and information on the differentiation between race and ethnicity.
The DP has also raised the profile of business support for BME business at legislative level, with briefings and articles in magazines of both the UK and European parliaments. It has also advised the DWP and contributed to government papers