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engage w i t h | uk engage Dear BAME Business Owner The UK is home to 250,000 Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) owned enterprises. It is estimated that 66,000 of these businesses operate in London alone. The reality is that no Government office or public sector organisation has definitive figures on the number of BME enterprises in the UK. Engage has built a database to capture the size*, location and turnover* of these businesses primarily to gather factual evidence of BAME enterprises and secondly to use our collective power to challenge and influence the procurement policies and procedures of larger UK establishments. We will be working with other organisations to capture this information, but we can only do this with your help. Engage encourages all BAME enterprises to log on to the engage website: www.enagemagazine.co.uk Registration is Free of charge Additional benefits of registration: • Your products/services are visible to organisations specifically looking to do business with minority owned enterprises Automatic notification and invitation to engage networking events Opportunity to profile your business services/products in engage magazine • • Help us to make us a difference. Log on to: www.engagemagazine.co.uk We look forward to your positive response. *the size and turnover of enterprises is held in the strictest confidence and will only be used for statistical purposes. This information is not visible to visitors searching for BAME services/products.