Shahida Iqbal, Director of Manar Associates LtdManor Associates, a successful training provider and consultancy based in Yorkshire, works with private, public and third sector clients to deliver training in Management Development, Customer Service, Business Improvement Techniques, Mental Health Awareness, Conflict Resolution, as well as soft skills using traditional and blended learning techniques.
Shahida also coaches and mentors directors and senior managers of SMEs and third sector organisations but has plenty of other interests outside of work, including mountaineering, rock climbing, keeping fit, and spending as much time as possible with her family.
“I felt that I could make a positive contribution to a growing social enterprise and it was an exciting time to be joining the Board as plans for expansion and business development at Enable2 were underway. Enable2’s work is very important – I have a close family member who is heavily reliant on translation services and would find it difficult to undertake simple tasks without its availability.”
Neale Evans, Chairman and majority shareholder of the MB Group (UK) LtdNeale has been with the company as a Director and shareholder for over 22 years. He previously worked in the automotive sector in senior sales and marketing roles for large groups. Now he provides business mentoring to local businesses, and support to school students, through the Woskow Brown Foundation and WPCCH. He also has an award-winning group of full service digital marketing agencies based in Sheffield, Warwick and Burgess Hill, together making an annual turnover of over £19m.
"I joined Enable 2 because I wanted to support their focus on social return on investment. Building a social enterprise that uses its profits to invest and make a sustainable difference to the communities it supports is both an exciting and personally rewarding proposition.”
John Parker, specialist in managing large-scale staffing operationsJohn has worked as a Civil Servant in a wide range of Government departments including the Inland Revenue, Department of Health, Treasury and the Cabinet Office. Since retiring from the Civil Service he has sat as a magistrate in West Yorkshire; been a Governor of Keighley College, a Lay Member of Leeds City Council’s Standards Committee, a member of the Consumer Council for Water and attended mental health tribunals. John brings a wealth of knowledge to Enable2’s Board on management, organisational issues and human resources.
“I am passionate about the work that I am doing presently with young people in Bradford and Keighley, many of whom are excluded from school, at risk of involvement in criminal activity and struggling to find jobs. I am part of the Enable2 team because I believe that the work it does in terms of employment support is a vital resource for our community.”
Gez Walsh, founder, sole shareholder and Managing Director of Innergy Group LtdInnergy is a fast-growing, award-winning industrial energy and equipment supplier. Prior to founding Innergy, Gez was employed in senior management roles within large corporate organisations with responsibilities for up to 200 employees and multimillion-pound profit and loss accountability.
Gez has comprehensive experience of acquisitions and mergers, building infrastructure for high growth business, corporate governance and strategy so he is well placed in the advisory role he has to a number of ambitious businesses, charities and social enterprises. Gez also has a real passion for the role of social enterprise within the UK’s economy and infrastructure.
“Enable2 have a strong commercial proposition and the opportunity to develop and deliver a social mission that has real impact.”