Simply Noir is a beautifully curated online marketplace and community for black-owned UK businesses. We want to be home to the most unique, stylish, and unforgettable products you have ever seen. Whilst making black businesses & ethnic products more accessible and available to everyone everywhere.
Simply Noir was founded in August 2020 by Grace as not only did she see a gap in the market but she also felt that these businesses were extremely underrepresented in the mainstream.
Our mission is to encourage people from all backgrounds to embrace and celebrate our beautiful culture and heritage with us.
We believe in making the world a better place through our business values and practices. We, therefore, only work with brands that can demonstrate that they are sustainable and ethical.
Meet The Team
Meet our founder, Grace. After completing a business and law degree in 2007. Grace then went on to spend many years in corporate as a sales & marketing manager. She is passionate about helping small businesses grow and has done various work with mums in business.
Grace is of African descent so seeing black-owned businesses rise to the mainstream is really important to Grace.
Leon is a non-executive Group Chairman for a Youth Charity and has served at Senior Management level in the corporate sector for the past 10 years. Leon is passionate about nurturing and developing teams, in order to help people achieve their objectives. An aspiring cook, Leon has a thirst for learning and is very proud of his Jollof Rice, although Grace may disagree!
Action Man To The Rescue
Cole, always up to mischief but has the biggest heart, Cole loves superheroes, fast cars and dinosaurs. A crucial part of the team as he is always keeping us in check
Miss Smiley Bear
Halle is the newest member of the team, she joined us in March. Halle loves sleeping, dining on fine cuisine, and keeping the team up at night.