Our Charity of the Year 2019 has been selected by our Saadia Sharmin. Here is what Saadia had to say about why she choose the Maternal Aid Association (Maa):
“My mother is my biggest role model and has made me the strong woman that I am today. It is devastating that in Bangladesh, where my mother was born and raised, maternal mortality is still disturbingly high. I love how so many students, Universities and professionals across the UK, are uniting together to do something about it. I am truly inspired by the hard work and dedication of every single member of Maa and I hope that all funds raised this year can support them to set up more Medical Camps abroad and help save more mothers and children”.
The Directors of the Black Antelope Group had this to say about Maa:
“As a company founded by millennials, we were impressed by the drive and initiative shown by the founding student members of the charity who are demonstrating that millennial startups can and do make a very real contribution to the world outside the field of FinTech. Their incredible achievements to-date whilst being entirely student-led is an inspiration to us all and we believe as an organisation we share a common ethos”.
We wish to say thank you once again to all those who attended our 2018 Annual Networking & Charity Evening held on the Jewel of London boat on 24 October 2018. All the proceeds from the evening went to our 2018 charity of the year, Mind, for whom we were able to raise over £9,000 this year to support their amazing work in the field of mental health.
Thanks to our media partners for the event, B4U Music, we have managed to capture some of the many magical highlights from the evening. Missed out this year? Why not #followtheantelope and stay informed of our future events.
The Black Antelope Group is proud to announce that a member of our herd, Saadia Sharmin, has been promoted to the role of Ambassador for Women in the Law UK.
Saadia was pleased to accept the invitation because she believes it is important for women to have role models and a support network professionally; especially for women working in industries which have traditionally been very male-dominated. As an Ambassador, she hopes to demonstrate that there are lots of other roles and opportunities to work with lawyers and in the legal sector:
“I am pleased that an organization such as Women in the Law UK exists and they have recognized the contribution that a non-lawyer can make to their objectives. They provide a platform to network with women in the industry” – Saadia Sharmin
#Haveyouherd?… the 24th October is the 2018 date to remember as The Black Antelope Group proudly present their Annual Charity Evening, which this year will follow a Diwali theme. Prepare to be amazed and astounded by an entertainment packed evening, have your fill of food and drink, try your luck with our charity auction and indulge in dancing and/or networking as we cruise the River Thames.
Auction prizes (amongst others) include:
- An England rugby shirt signed by Andy Goode.
- Five personal training sessions at your home.
- A free photoshoot with Pure Desi Experiences.
- A cream tea cruise for two.
- A free introductory yoga class for two at ChromaYoga.
- White water rafting on the London 2012 Olympic rafting course with a GB Gold Medallist.
- A cricket masterclass with Mark Ramprakash at Lords Cricket Ground.
- A training session with Saracens at the Allianz Stadium followed by a meal and Q&A.
Get into the spirit and come in traditional attire or take the easy route and opt for smart casual.
Standard tickets cost £40 and include an Indian street food buffet or go all out and come as a VIP for £60 and enjoy an exclusive bar, stunning top deck views and front row seats to the entertainment as well as a special surprise. All proceeds will go to our 2018 Charity of the Year, Mind.
Pssssttt!!! Did you know? The whole evening will be captured on film by our media partners B4U and televised on their programme City Beats… so spread the word!
You can find out more about how your donations will support Mind’s work here.
So #followtheantelope as we set sail from Festival Pier, Southbank for the event of the year. Miss it? Miss out!
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The Black Antelope Group is proud to present Part 1 of our “In Conversation with Daniela Iacovella”. Daniela is a counsellor at Workplace Options and over the series, she will be sharing her professional views on a range of topics related to Mental Health and Wellbeing in the Workplace.
Watch this space for Part 2!
#haveyouherd…? The Black Antelope Group’s Shaheen Mamun really is “The One to Watch”, following his recent acceptance onto the Oxford University Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Young Muslim Leadership Programme 2018. Encouraging greater participation of young Muslims in public life, Shaheen is leading by example and promoting the very ethos of the BA brand: leadership. #followtheantelope #followyourdream
At the Black Antelope Group, we value the mental health and well being of our employees and clients. A happy workforce is a more productive workforce and results in satisfied clients. We are therefore proud to announce that we have nominated Mind as our charity of the year.
Any contributions to this worthy cause through participation and donations made during the various fundraising events we plan to hold would be greatly appreciated. When it comes to matters of Mental Health, no amount is too big or small…so do us proud and open those purse strings and help those most in need gain some peace of Mind!
The Black Antelope Group is pleased to announce that our Simao Paxi-Cato has accepted an invitation to join the Bar Council’s Education and Training Committee.
The Terms of Reference of the Committee are:
a. To provide careers advice to prospective barristers (of all backgrounds) about the Bar (including through outreach work in schools and universities);
b. To provide information about the Bar and role of law through outreach work in schools and universities;
c. To keep under review the arrangements for qualification and training for practice as a barrister and propose any changes to the BSB;
d. To keep under review policy and practice for continuing professional development and propose any changes in policy to the BSB;
e. To provide advice and services to chambers and other bodies seeking to recruit and train barristers;
f. To identify areas where barristers require additional training/professional development;
g. To respond to proposals from the BSB, the Law Society, the Inns’ Council, the Legal Services’ Board and other bodies in respect of the education and training of lawyers generally
h. To support the strategic aims of the Bar Council, as published.
You may not have “herd” of us, but we believe that in time you will.
Antelopes, like many other animals, live together and move in a group. Human beings also have that capacity to come together and move as one and although The Black Antelope Group has many aspects, the individual entities that make up the group are also the source of its collective strength.
Together we are intuitive, inspirational, innovative.