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Nominated for the SJA Ujama Community Award

Nominee Profile: Jabo Butera – DBI cic

Jabo Butera is the visionary co-founder of DBI, a pivotal business hub headquartered in Plymouth. DBI, or Diversity Business Incubator CIC , was established in 2018 with a noble mission: to foster business success within minority communities, particularly focusing on alleviating poverty in Black and Asian minority groups. DBI achieves this through a multifaceted approach that includes promoting entrepreneurship, celebrating business achievements, and providing education on financial resilience.

As the Managing Director of DBI, Jabo Butera brings over 8 years of experience in community building. He has served as a Board member and Trustee for various organisations, including The South Yorkshire African Caribbean and Pop+, demonstrating his commitment to social impact and community empowerment. Jabo is also actively involved in the Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnicities (BAME) community in the region, contributing significantly to its growth and development.

Jabo Butera is not only a community leader but also a seasoned entrepreneur with a track record of success in both the UK and global markets. His expertise in business management and innovation has enabled him to establish and run successful ventures, making him a respected figure in the business community.

 Jabo’s personal journey as a migrant has fuelled his passion for paving the way for future generations. He understands the challenges faced by immigrants’ first-hand and is dedicated to creating opportunities for young people to thrive. Whether through mentorship, advocacy, or leading by example, Jabo strives to be a role model for aspiring entrepreneurs and community leaders.

Jabo Butera is a vocal advocate for diversity and inclusion, actively challenging unconscious biases and systemic barriers that hinder the progress of marginalised groups. He is committed to creating a more equitable society where everyone has the opportunity to succeed, regardless of their background or identity.

Jabo believes in the power of community and emphasises the importance of collaboration and shared responsibility in creating a sustainable future. Drawing inspiration from historical figures like Claude Miller, Jabo encourages a return to collective values and a sense of ‘Ubuntu’—a philosophy of interconnectedness and mutual support.

Jabo’s dedication to his work and his community has not gone unnoticed. His efforts have had a tangible impact, as evidenced by the success stories of individuals like his son Arnold, whose achievements reflect the positive influence of Jabo’s leadership and mentorship. By receiving recognition for his contributions, Jabo hopes to inspire others to continue working towards positive change and social justice.

Looking ahead, Jabo remains optimistic about the opportunities in the Southwest and encourages others to embrace openness, collaboration, and innovation. He calls on individuals to be proactive agents of change, serving as conduits for progress and unity in their communities.

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