A new chapter awaits

After nearly 4 glorious years, I will be moving on from Pathway Group to embark on a journey which will no doubt be the next phase of transformation for my professional and personal life – as CEO of BAME Apprenticeship Alliance. Pathway Group has been and will always be my family. Working at Pathway Group…

AI, Machine Learning and Why We Need To Be Ready Now

Artificial intelligence and machine learning are words which have been going around the internet and pretty much every conference I have attended for the last few years. However, things are actually getting real now and we are now seeing real life applications for it. Since the last economic crash, it took the UK over 5…

What visiting New York taught me about diversity and inclusion

Last week, I had the greatest pleasure of taking a short break to visit the concrete jungle that is Manhattan, New York. It was my first visit to the States in 10 years and my first to New York. However, what amazed me was that New York is exactly like in the movies: busy, busy…

Building the brand diversity engine | The Asian Apprenticeship Awards.

If there’s something that the Asian Apprenticeship Awards has taught me, it is branding and marketing. The ability to understand how a brand works, what makes a brand so successful and how the brand connects with their consumers through key motivators. Branding and marketing has for decades been about the look and feel of a…

Personal update from The Asian Apprenticeship Awards 2018

It feels like last week that I wrote a long update post regarding The Asian Apprenticeship Awards. I can’t say it’s been an easy journey but I have learnt a lot about the skills sector and more importantly through engaging with a diverse portfolio of employers, an eye opening insight into the many industries that…

Response to the Government’s race disparity audit.

It is important for equality, diversity and inclusion to be at the forefront of every organisation on all levels. Workplaces that bring in good equality, diversity and inclusion practises have shown to bring significant impact to the business, workforce and the economy. The audit published by Prime Minister Theresa May brings together some startling statistics…

Responding to the recent criticisms about The Asian Apprenticeship Awards

September 2017 I rarely comment at length on any negativity which is written online about either the companies I work for/with or myself. But, in this case, I make an exception. Recently, some comments were made online about The Asian Apprenticeship Awards and how it could be perceived as “discriminatory”, “segregating”, “racist” and “totally missing…