Unfiltered Lives

We are telling the stories of real people whose lives have positively changed as a result of our research. Through photography and compelling stories, Unfiltered Lives goes beneath the surface to the heart of why our researchers do what they do.

WADE, CLEONE FOODS

"In the African-Caribbean community, we haven't got large businesses which are acting as a beacon, so I am now very focused on what I can do for the next generation."

IAN & DENNIS, ID SECURITY

"Today, we share our knowledge and passion with other businesses to make sure they do not experience the same barriers."

ROSIE, MISS MACAROON

"Being a female entrepreneur, I've faced some challenges, but having a supportive network around me has really been the key to my success."

ABOUT THE RESEARCH

Support for black and ethnic minority businesses led by Professor Kiran Trehan

All photographs displayed on this website are taken by Ross Jukes Photography.
Ross is a self-taught freelance photographer and videographer, who has a strong love for his hometown, Birmingham and the people within it.