SFEDI Certified(Level 5) Business Adviser and IBA Certified Advanced Business Counsellor and Trainer with over thirty five years’ experience in the field of Business Advice with specialism in working with Ethnic Minority and Hard to Reach within complex and sensitive areas of Inner Cities and rural areas.
Currently employed by Wenta to provide advice and training to start up and existing businesses in a region recently bereft of support, my task is to find innovative ways to attract new and existing businesses to identify and assess and implement development opportunities.
Previous posts include
-Secondment (from Leicester Asian Business Association) to The Race Equality Centre (Leicester) 2012 – 2015 to develop business support mechanisms to New Migrant Communities
-East Midlands Development Agency (Derby) 2009-2011 Business support SMEs
-Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Chamber of Commerce 1994-2007- SME and start Up support working in the heart of the Inner City Communities of Derby and managing the local business support centre
-Belgrave Business enterprise Centre (Leicester) 1994-2007; Business Adviser delivering support to SME and start ups in Leicester-particularly the commercial sector known as the Golden Mile specialising in retail, manufacturing and service sectors.
-Self help Neighbourhood Project 1994-2007 Community Adviser specialising in litigation and representation.
I have also developed my own businesses including
-Sunrise Ghee (manufacture of clarified fats
-Jal Imports (import, wholesale and retail of goods)
-PanOmina (business support services)
One-to-one, Group, Face-to-face, Telephone, Online (Email), Online (Skype)