Through the Black Lens

A conversation on globalisation, urbanisation and sustainability through the black lens and what this means in today’s society.Don't miss this panel discussion hosted by the BBC’s The Apprentice runner up, entrepreneur Bianca Miller-Cole, and panellists Darren Evans and Stephanie Edwards. Held in association with the Black British Institute.Bianca Miller-Cole is an award-winning Entrepreneur, having started The Be Group in 2012 with the belief that all individuals should be able to access personal development services. Bianca has developed her company into the ‘go to’ business for personal branding success. The business has an impressive list of clients including HSBC, Accenture, AMEX, Olswang LLP, Google, BT, EY, LSE and Kings College London to name a few.In 2019, Bianca appeared as the expert business advisor in Channel 4 show ‘Save Well, Spend Better’ and Bianca’s second book ‘The Business Survival Kit’ is due out in September 2021 with Penguin Random House chronicling tips to help every busy professional and entrepreneur not only survive but thrive in business.Stephanie Edwards is an Architect, Urbanist and Co-founder of Urban Symbiotics - an insight and research led multi-disciplinary design practice that focuses on the user experience to innovate architecture, master planning and the public realm. Urban Symbiotics have been recognised by the Design Museum and the London Festival of Architecture as a practice for their 'architecture for a new generation' whilst also being nominated for a h100 architecture and design award.Stephanie was previously an elected Council member of RIBA, is currently a Board member for Architecture Lobby, and is an advisory group member for UKBEAG. She was also celebrated as a 'force for change' by Vogue, alongside Baroness Lawrence in its 2019 seminal September issue. She continues to focus on delivering social value through a variety of project types and scales to facilitate the building of inclusive, equitable and progressive communities.Darren Evans owns a consultancy that helps organisations build a better future, helping clients to create a more sustainable built environment with spaces where people can be the best version of themselves without costing the earth.Darren supports clients through understanding what they need by listening and being inquisitive, aiming to solve the problem of ‘which way should I go’?Darren has 19 years’ business experience and is particularly proud of the people he has supported to refine and learn new skills.Outside of his work, Darren enjoys making his wife smile and watching his children develop their talents: makeup, art, singing, football, music, gymnastics, cooking and learning to control an intelligent Labrador retriever.

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A conversation on globalisation, urbanisation and sustainability through the black lens and what this means in today’s society.

Don't miss this panel discussion hosted by the BBC’s The Apprentice runner up, entrepreneur Bianca Miller-Cole, and panellists Darren Evans and Stephanie Edwards. Held in association with the Black British Institute.

Bianca Miller-Cole is an award-winning Entrepreneur, having started The Be Group in 2012 with the belief that all individuals should be able to access personal development services. Bianca has developed her company into the ‘go to’ business for personal branding success. The business has an impressive list of clients including HSBC, Accenture, AMEX, Olswang LLP, Google, BT, EY, LSE and Kings College London to name a few.

In 2019, Bianca appeared as the expert business advisor in Channel 4 show ‘Save Well, Spend Better’ and Bianca’s second book ‘The Business Survival Kit’ is due out in September 2021 with Penguin Random House chronicling tips to help every busy professional and entrepreneur not only survive but thrive in business.


Stephanie Edwards is an Architect, Urbanist and Co-founder of Urban Symbiotics - an insight and research led multi-disciplinary design practice that focuses on the user experience to innovate architecture, master planning and the public realm. Urban Symbiotics have been recognised by the Design Museum and the London Festival of Architecture as a practice for their 'architecture for a new generation' whilst also being nominated for a h100 architecture and design award.

Stephanie was previously an elected Council member of RIBA, is currently a Board member for Architecture Lobby, and is an advisory group member for UKBEAG. She was also celebrated as a 'force for change' by Vogue, alongside Baroness Lawrence in its 2019 seminal September issue. She continues to focus on delivering social value through a variety of project types and scales to facilitate the building of inclusive, equitable and progressive communities.


Darren Evans owns a consultancy that helps organisations build a better future, helping clients to create a more sustainable built environment with spaces where people can be the best version of themselves without costing the earth.

Darren supports clients through understanding what they need by listening and being inquisitive, aiming to solve the problem of ‘which way should I go’?

Darren has 19 years’ business experience and is particularly proud of the people he has supported to refine and learn new skills.

Outside of his work, Darren enjoys making his wife smile and watching his children develop their talents: makeup, art, singing, football, music, gymnastics, cooking and learning to control an intelligent Labrador retriever.