Our Team

Ash Verma Consulting is an alliance of award-winning specialists and consultants, each with 20-30 years’ experience in their chosen profession.
The core team of experts have provided high-value consultancy and mentoring services to over 500 clients in the last decade to grow and helped them to generate revenues of £100,000 to £50,000,000 for a wide range of projects, programmes and initiatives ranging. In turn our clients have helped thousands of people from different communities into employment and self-employment.

We can help you to:

  • Grow and diversify in the UK and overseas markets.
  • Implement joint ventures.
  • Link your services and products to our extensive global networks, connections, and major projects.
  • Create productive and happy workforces, including access qualified counsellors.
  • Introduce responsible business and corporate governance practice.

We have an extensive business, professional and social network in the UK and in overseas markets. Ash and the core team have led many in-and-outbound bi-lateral trade delegations and conferences between UK governmental and private sector organisations and India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Mauritius, Middle East, Kenya, Morocco, USA, and France.

Rajan Singh

Rajan SinghRajan Singh has vast experience in the media industry and has led him to travelling to and living in different regions of the world. He has led projects in South Africa, India, and New York to name a few. The main role he had was to take channels from their original country and distribute them into different countries around the world. Leading on from the initial distribution, revenue generation around the world was a very key part of his role.

He has worked for India’s three leading media companies, Zee Network as CEO, Sony Entertainment Television as EVP International and Star Network as EVP International.

With Sony Entertainment Television, he had multiple duties and challenges to face. Setting up distribution in UK, Europe, USA, Middle East, Africa, and Canada. This meant setting up relationships with channel platforms and potential clients. Along with that, setting up offices and sales agents around the world to take the company from a loss into a profit.

At Star network he increased channel distribution to every continent and developed it as the leading brand outside India where it was number 1.

Sony gave him the initiative to create marketing activities and events. This led to the creation of the British Asian Sports Awards, which proved to be a great success. Recently, his event experience has let him to explore interest into sports. Most notably, working alongside Sporting Equals, who specialize in promoting involvement in physical activity within the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities, founding the British Ethnic Diversity Sports Awards – BEDSAs. The focus of the awards is to highlight the importance of grass root projects that encourage sports within disadvantage communities.

Dinesh Unadkat

DineshUnadkatDinesh is a customs, import and export consultant with some forty years of experience in all aspects compliance. His expertise cuts across small independent businesses to multinational corporations.

Before setting up his own practice in 1992, he was a Customs Specialist at Crossfield Electronics Ltd (part of DuPont & Fuji), where he was responsible for leading many assignments, including customs classification, valuation, and challenging Customs & Excise decisions.

Dinesh specializes in challenging HMRC indirect tax matters, including back duty claims made by customs, valuations, and classifications on behalf of clients. He was involved in the ill-fated CF2000 for over three years and had been on the CFSP – Audit Working Party (HMRC), watched CFSP develop from embryo through to launch in June 1998. He has also represented ACITA (The Automated Customs International Trade Association) and CPG (Customs Practitioners Group) at various HMRC working groups.

He is a successful negotiator with Customs & Excise (HMRC) on complex indirect tax issues including implementation of Customs / Bonded Warehouse facilities for both manufacturing & freight forwarders and a full member of The Institute of Export, The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, The Automated Customs & International Trade Association (ACITA) and The Customs Practitioners Group (CPG).

Dinesh also has extensive links with PPE manufacturers, agents, suppliers, and buyers, all of whom are committed to the highest environmental and ethical standards and practices.

Amitabh Singh Jolly

Amitabh Singh JollyAmitabh is a double MBA and skilled Business Management Consultant with extensive experience of international sales, marketing, and account management spanning over twenty years in multi-cultural and fast-growing business environments.

Amitabh has worked for major technology companies, such as Airtel, Reliance Telecom, GTL, Nokia Siemens (Germany), Nokia (Finland) and Huawei in various roles, including management of software products and divisions, brokering joint ventures with major, healthcare and IT companies and has undertaken brand ambassador roles.

Business planning, change management, relationship building, market research and appraisal, sales forecasting and transforming poor performing businesses into profitable entities are amongst Amitabh’s core strengths, which he has demonstrated in the UAE, UK, and India.

His impressive international network has been built up over the last ten years through his professional, consultancy and non-executive assignments, especially in the education, IT and healthcare sectors.

He is also a motivational and inspirational coach and mentor who has helped many individuals and businesses to achieve high-performance and reach their full potential.

Tesh Hitman

TeshTesh has Master of Public Administration (MAPA), Masters Mass Communications (MA) and Bachelor of Arts & Public Administration (BAPA) qualifications and is a commercially astute, multifaceted management and business consultant, with a strong track of delivery, especially in the arts and media fields.

He has thirty years of experience at senior levels across the public, private, voluntary sectors in the UK, Europe & South East Asia, with expertise in business planning and development, project design and management, research, training, especially in equal opportunities and diversity issues, and developing implementing effective monitoring & evaluation toolkits for fundraising.

Tesh is well versed in music management in relation to arts and cultural industries, radio broadcasting, music promotion, investment financing & fundraising, bid development and Film / TV project and media promotions.

As a result of his vast knowledge & experience, he can help clients communicate with impact in different cultures and styles and in a wide range of settings, from conferences and exhibitions to board level reviews. He is engaging and brings with him a wealth of experience, insight, and innovation to all his work.

Tesh also has Experience of radio broadcasting, arts and music promotion, video production and multimedia platforms for the cultural arts industry, having worked with JazzFM, Hot FM Smooth Grooves Radio, BBC Radio, Chiltern Radio, Media Corp (Singapore), and the Arts Council, amongst others.

Lalji Premji Vekaria

laljiA Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA) and a former Board Director of West London Business, Lalji is an accomplished and award-winning architect and master planner.

Lalji has been responsible for designing, leading, and managing, the successful completion of multi-million pounds sterling complex and diverse, private, and public sector civil engineering, infrastructure, and economic development projects.

These major project demand a broad technical understanding of all engineering and design detail associated with complex projects, with overall responsibility for time, cost, quality, and safety and include: China – Beijing ($80m), Vietnam – Southfork ($300m), Woolwich Complex (£19m), London eye (£175m), New Airport at Tamale, Ghana (£100m), Smart City Project in India (£50 Billion) and Zero Carbon City in South Korea (£5 Billion).

Working with Ash Verma, Lalji supports suitable SMEs to access supply chains, project, and investment opportunities in the UK and overseas, focusing on business planning, market research and facilitating investor meetings and launches.

Lalji also provides advice and guidance to small and large organisations to examine and implement physical and environmental changes in workplaces due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure compliance with health and safety and environmental sustainability measures.

Gurpreet Singh

Gurpreet SinghGurpreet, a former business and IT specialist, is a qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist who works with clients from different backgrounds to help them through the difficult parts of their life.

Gurpreet gives talks for senior executive teams on how to resolve arguments and has worked  with clients and organisations from a wide variety of socio-economic backgrounds in UK, Singapore, UAE, USA, and India.

Apart from public speaking roles, Gurpreet delivers workshops in soft skills to create healthier and more resilient organisations. Topics include communication, stress management, anger management and dealing with organisational grief.

He has appeared in many news channels, magazines, national newspapers, radio talk shows and other public events to talk about mental health and related topics, including the BBC, The Economist, Zee TV, Daily Mirror, The Times, The Guardian, Financial Times, New Statesman, Huffington Post, and others.

Before changing profession eight years ago, Gurpreet worked on innovative and high-profile technology infrastructure and software projects in multinationals and government organisations.