After months of planning, phone calls and interviews, The Black Pounds Project team are excited to announce the first ever cohort for our Black Pounds Project Mentorship programme. Scroll down to read up on all of our participants.


Fiona Morrison – Fefus Designs 

Fiona Morrison (creator of Fefus Designs), is a British-Jamaican illustrator and surface pattern designer. Her passion for Art & Design started at a very young age. After studying Fashion Design & Technology, Fiona went on to work in both the fashion industry & retail stores and has recently pursued her dream of becoming a freelance illustrator and designer. 
Fefus Designs was born through Fiona’s observation of a lack of representation and diversity in popular characters and images reflected in children’s fashion & merchandise. FeFus Designs offers a range of cute, eye catching & vibrant merchandise & art for children with a strong emphasis on diverse characters.
Social media handles / website 
Instagram – @FefusDesigns
Facebook – Fefus Designs

Craig Markham – Bubble Bar

Craig’s “Bubble Bar” can provide a full service bar with a full range of refreshments – Local Beers, Ciders, Wines, Guest cocktails, along with a selection of Gins and a full range of Soft Drinks. We take care of all logistics, licensing, staffing and ordering so you can focus on what’s most important – YOUR GUESTS!

Handcrafted from the bottom up, our genuine vintage caravan is fully fitted out with drinks chillers, a real hardwood bar and fittings, and mood lighting that recalls a country pub, or a prohibition-era cocktail lounge. From our unique premises, to our delicious drinks, and from our friendly service, to our commitment to the best local products, Bubble Bar will provide your guests with a unique and memorable experience at their new mobile local.

We can also turn over the Bubble Bar to you, for a fully adaptable bar service, or to provide a beautiful prop for your photoshoot or product launch.

Social media handles / website 

Instagram – @bubblebar_caravan

Christianne Lee – Broke and Beautiful UK

In 2015 I worked for jet set luxury brand Michael Kors for two years. 

I learned women would sacrifice living on beans on toast for weeks on end to be able to afford a luxury bag.

After a long day at work and a disappointing pay check, I joked with my colleague how could I be so beautiful and broke. Just like that the brand was born, I created the brand for girls like me that wanted a luxury handbag on a budget and on-trend for that season.

I have over 10+ years of experience working in the fashion industry for well-known brands such as silkfred, Helping the development of these brands to the next level, as a product development manager. I always wanted to put my stamp on the fashion industry in my way within the accessories market Since launching the business in 2018 we had a great year of sales and press from ITV this morning, the sun, daily mail even Serena Williams is a fan!

I’m ready to push the brand to the next level! It is very important to me to be based in the west midlands and create e-commerce jobs for creatives and the bame community interested in a career in fashion.

Social media handles / website 
Instagram – @brokeandbeautifuluk
Website –

Dave Daniels – Ms Tita Coffee

Dave Daniels is the director of Ms Tita. Inspired by his grandmother and pillar of the community, Ms Tita is the distinct, luxury and hearty coffee brand, born in the Jamaica Blue Mountain region. Over the years, my grandmother worked throughout the mountains to grow and harvest Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee and delivered consistently with passion and pride for her community. Her passion for the community lives on through the Ms Tita brand.

“We aren’t like other coffee companies; We don’t just source our coffee from other coffee farmers: We are the farmers!”

Social media handles / website
Instagram – @mstitacoffee
Website –
Search @mstitacoffee on Facebook and Twitter

Ebony Hemmings – Breathe in Media

After years of working in a cooperate environment, Ebony took a career break to pursue my passion for production and digital storytelling. After gaining experience as a freelancer, she set up Breathe In Media to help other small businesses to maximise digital platforms and engage with their audience through social media, video and content marketing.  


Social media handles / website
Instagram – @breatheinmedia
Website –

Kenya Mcfarlane – Natju

Kenya, owner of Nat-ju. They are the only known cold press juicing company in Great Barr, Birmingham. 
Natju provides a range of freshly made natural juices and teas to suit all budgets. They also have a popular detox programme that enhance the amazing health benefits of our cold pressed juices. 

Social media handles / website
Instagram – @natjuofficial
Facebook – nat-ju

Ayisha Hamilton-Amos – Yeesh LTD

Ayisha began to explore her passion of formulating products to produce a solution to the challenge that was set before her. Embarking on a journey of self-love and healing for her own skin, she began to formulate products that had the ability to enhance the skin and produce visible results. “YEESH” was successfully birthed as a skincare and haircare beauty brand that specialises in naturally sourced products allowing men and women to take back control of what they allow on their skin and crown. Specialising in face scrubs, masks, & beard oil.

Social media handles / website 
Instagram –@YeeshBox
Website – Esty :

Cleo Wright – Cleo’s Kitchen

My name is Cleopatrah Wright, I have always loved to cook and enjoyed experimenting with different ingredients and flavours. My husband and daughter are both dairy intolerant, and a lack of tasty vegan desserts on the market set me on a path to find some healthy and delicious vegan treats to keep them happy. Long before I knew it, I started to make some for friends and family and then Cleo’s Kitchen was born.

Social media handles / website 
Website –