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Akeem Bundu-Kamara is founder of Lockr Space - a platform to discover and buy sustainable sportswear brands across Europe. He founded the business in December 2020 and has since grown to 16 brands, 200+ products and featured on BBC1’s “The Apprentice”, The Independent and Evening Standard. Having bought a bad piece of sportswear, he embarked on a journey to showcase brands doing better in the space and launched Lockr Space. He was included in the first accelerator programme ran by Barclays Eagle Labs which has helped the continuous growth of the platform with more brands, customers and exciting partnerships including charities, community groups and sport clubs.

Akeem Bundu-Kamara

Founder, Lockr Space

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Ali Jomansa is a visionary, an entrepreneur, and an altruist. His working portfolio, spanning decades and sectors, is an active demonstration in how he is many things at once and excels at being them all.

After 20+ years as a successful entrepreneur  and business mentor from behind the scenes, I have just launched my  wealth membership club/programme the Wealth Growth Network.

Ali Jomansa

Founder, Wealth Growth Network

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"Amaka has over 16 years of extensive experience working for several well-known financial/private banking institutions, providing expert holistic financial advice to her clients. Following a successful and enjoyable career at Coutts & Co., She established Amneo Wealth Management Ltd when she accepted an invitation to join St. James's Place Wealth Management in 2018. At Amneo Wealth they are dedicated to building long-term relationships with their clients to ensure, they continually provide quality trusted advice that evolves as life and goals change.

 

She is regulated and authorized by the Financial Conduct Authority, an associate member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investments. She holds various qualifications including a Masters's in Investment Fund Management.

 

Outside of her business, she runs financial education seminars, enjoys public speaking, supports her local church, and is passionate about charities that focus on educating children from disadvantaged homes. She enjoys keeping fit, boxing, traveling the world, and spending quality time with her family and friends. She is also a keen supporter of women in business and the workplace and enjoys engaging and assisting like-minded individuals.


Amneo Wealth Management Ltd is an Appointed Representative of and represents only St. James's Place Wealth Management plc (which is authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority"

Amaka Ogbonnah

Director, Amneo Wealth Management

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I am a long standing advocate for small businesses and helping them to grow. I have spent over twenty five years working within the invoice finance industry mainly in the UK market. With a passion for technology, my colleagues and I have been working towards delivering a broad range of cashflow solutions to our clients making access to invoice finance as simple and as quick as possible whilst also addressing the issues many of our clients face in managing their cashflow - which funding doesn’t necessarily solve.

Andy Dodd

Managing Director at Novuna

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Award-winning social entrepreneur, chair of the Lloyds Banking Group Advisory Committee, business psychologist & government advisor. With over 25 years experience developing businesses & teams that focus on social impact & community transformation.

Claudine Reid MBE

Director, PJ Community Services

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Cllr Leslie Ayoola was born and raised in Nottingham, is married, and has two daughters.

He was first was elected in 2015 and again in 2019 (to the Mapperley Ward in Nottingham) and is presently the Assistant Portfolio Holder for Regeneration, Finance and Resources and Children and Young People.  He has a Masters Degree in Youth & Community Development and a BA in Business which explains his passion for entrepreneurship and employment as tools for community empowerment.  He is a UK Fellow (2021 Cohort) of the Acumen Academy which develops leaders to have a great social impact in society.  
Leslie has spent over 25 years working across the private, public and voluntary sectors and has established a number of SME’s and Social Enterprises within the city, thus taking a keen interest in Social Entrepreneurship.  He was subsequently a finalist in the Nottingham Social Enterprise Awards for Social Entrepreneur of the year and Start up Social Enterprise of the year in 2011.
He is the Founder of B-Global (@Bglobalnow - Nottingham’s Black Business Network working with the wider “BAME” Business Community) that seeks to support businesses to help them grow, thrive and increase productivity in order to contribute to their local economies.
In 2008 he established Leslie Ayoola Consultancy (A Management Consultancy that provides business support for SMEs and Third Sector organisations).  He later went on to set up Inspiring Greatness (a social enterprise) specialising in training around Financial Literacy, Employability, Entrepreneurship and Personal Development in 2012 and has been involved in establishing a number of charitable organisations to date.

He has also served as a Public Governor for Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust from 2012- 2016 and is presently a trustee for the Life Skills Education Charity. In addition in 2013 he became a Joint Audit & Scrutiny Panel Member for the Nottinghamshire Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner.

He is also a Council representative the following organisations
-The Renewal Trust
-First Enterprise Business Agency
-Creative Quarter Nottingham Ltd
-Blueprint Limited

Cllr. Leslie Ayoola

Founder, B-Global & Nottingham City Council

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Darren Johnson is Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer at Impax Asset Management and sits on the Executive Committee. Darren is also a board member of Impax’s management company in Ireland and sits on its UCITS board.

Darren Johnson

Impax Asset Management

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David is the Immediate Past President of the Association of Accounting Technicians which has turnover excess of £30m, 260 employees and 130,000 members and students in over 100 countries

David is a specialist ICAEW authorised Probate Chartered Certified Accountant. He is Managing Director of Marcus Bishop Associates Chartered Certified Accountants which he established in June 1995.

David is a Board member of a London based Credit Union and formerly an Audit Committee member of two London based Credit Unions.

David has been a member of the HMRC Customer Journey Experience working party.

David Frederick is a former Accounting Chief Examiner for the Chartered Governance Institute and external examiner at several universities in London and SE England.

David was the Course Director for the Chartered Institute of Management Accountant and the Association of Tax Technicians at London Metropolitan University.

David Frederick

Marcus Bishop Associates

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Diana Chrouch is an ardent advocate for black led businesses that has provided business support services for over 20 years

She is currently special advisor to the All Parliamentary Group for Ethnic Minority Business Owners and chair for the Federation of Small Business national policy for Ethnic Minority Business.  

Diana is a member of UK Finance’s Small Business Advisory Panel which is the trade association for the UK’s banking industry.  Diana also sits on the Business Banking Resolution Service’s SME Liaison Panel which exists to provide a feedback loop about bank complaint handling between SMEs and the resolution service.
Diana is the author of the very well received report “Voice from the Grassroots – Impact of COVID 19 on Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic Business Owners” which was published by the APPG for Ethnic Minority Business Owners in October 2020.  The report highlights a range of issues which ethic minority owned businesses including barriers to accessing tailored business support, procurement contracts, finance and investment.
She was awarded the Woman of Excellence Award by Wintrade 2019 for her tireless work in leading diversity and inclusion strategies.

Diana Chrouch

Director, Chrouch Consulting

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Dionne Anderson Creative is the marketing copywriter and strategist to call when you want to prioritise the “everything else” you never get around to as a business owner. By “everything else” you can count the welcome sequence that can increase your revenue by 320%, the voice of customer research that will help find the exact pain-points of your ideal client- helping you to niche down on your offering and the marketing plan that will leave you absolutely clear on storytelling and the message about how your product can change lives.

As a Copywriter + Strategist Dionne primarily works with women changing the world in their own
way. Always invested in ethical, socially conscious brands, she has a passion for businesses
using out-of-the-box thinking; tackling causes and solving a problem for somebody that wouldn't
have been able to get there on their own. People that are working to build a legacy and pave the
way for others.

Dionne Anderson

Copywriter & Strategist

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Dr Iwa Salami is a Reader (Associate Professor) in Financial Regulation at the Royal Docks School of Business and Law.  She is the Co-Director of the UEL Centre of FinTech; Programme Leader for the LLM in FinTech Law; Postgraduate Research Degrees in Law; and the Deputy Chair of the School's Research Degrees Sub-committee. She is also a member of the Governing Council of the British Institute in Eastern Africa. She has published extensively in the field of FinTech regulation. Her current research focuses on: regulation of Web 3.0 application in finance including crypto-assets, stablecoins, decentralised finance, non-fungible tokens (NFTs), the metaverse; Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) and the legal dimensions of blockchain technology.

Dr Iwa Salami

Interim Co-Director, UEL Centre of FinTech

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"Working with founders and investors, Egbe is on a mission to create more equitable access to capital for underrepresented entrepreneurs. She supports founders in developing a pitch that improves their connection and resonates with potential investors. She also supports investors to leverage their capital in diverse and inclusive companies.

Egbe wants to disrupt the legal and investment space and bring it into the 21st-century. She is a Corporate lawyer and the founder of Inspire Law Global, a social enterprise that offers simplified and practical guidance to students seeking a career in the legal sector.

Egbe is an educator, a regular in the media and a sought-after, dynamic speaker who creates positive impact by challenging convention, encouraging inclusion and championing social change. Clients and partnerships include: Brunel University, Found & Flourish, Dell, We are Radikl and Lloyds TSB."

Egbe Manton

Founder, Manton Legal

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