Ash is a former British Civil Servant, and has held senior leadership, consultancy, mentoring and advisory positions across various areas of Government policy during my fifty-year professional and business career.
He has led the strategic design and delivery of high-profile Government, private and third sector investment in various economic development, regeneration, enterprise and health and wellbeing programmes and initiatives in London, nationally and in overseas markets. Ash has manged multi-faceted public/private sector programmes and initiatives with budgets ranging from £5m to £200m and levered in £50m inward investment in various initiatives.
Since the inception of the former Gateway Asia, an EU/London Assembly B2B funded international trade initiative, of which Ash was the architect, he has broadened his horizons as a consultant, mentor, and social entrepreneur in the last fifteen years. He now provides business health-checks, market entry and end-to-end joint venture brokerage services to SMEs looking to grow in the UK or to enter emerging markets, especially South and Far-East Asia and East Africa. He also mentors SMEs to design and introduce health and wellbeing policies and practices.
Having led many in-and-outbound bi-lateral trade delegations and conferences between India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, South Korea, Mauritius, Kenya, Morocco, USA, France, Germany, and the Czech Republic, Ash has acquired an extensive business, professional and social network in the UK and in overseas markets
An Honorary Fellow of Brunel University, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA) and a Chartered Member of the Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), Ash has been acknowledged twice in the Asian Power 100 publications for his contribution to the economic and social development of the UK’s South Asian community.
Ash is also a Non-Executive Director on various private and charitable sector Boards, and a Trustee and Vice Chairman of HMP, an organisation dedicated to campaigning for support for people with learning disabilities and also a sponsor partner with the British Ethnic Diversity Sports Awards (BEDSA) and the Asian Viewers TV Awards (AVTA), amongst others.
Along with the team, Ash collaborates to influence and shape growth, investment and marketing decisions made by senior decision takers in small, medium and large enterprises, and governmental and third sector organisations in the UK, South and Far East Asia, Europe, Africa and the Middle East.