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CHARITY ROLES

JUDGE, THIRD SECTOR AWARDS 
2016, 2017
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I was invited onto the judging panel for the 2016 Third Sector Awards, chaired by Royal National Institute of Blind People Chief Executive Lesley-Anne Alexander. I judged and gave in-depth business analysis to over 25 charities in the Charity Partnership of the Year Award and Enterprise Award categories.

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JUDGE, CHARITY AWARDS 
2016, 2017
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I was on the judging panel for the 2016 Charity Awards, alongside distinguished figures from the charity sector. As well as being lead judge for Healthcare & Medical Research category, I helped judge the Disability, Education & Training and International Aid & Development categories. I also judged the four shortlisted charities for the Overall Winner Award. After a success spell as judge in 2016, Prem has been invited to rejoin the judging panel for the Charity Awards 2017.

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CHAMPION, THREE FAITHS FORUM (3FF) 
2015 – Present
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I join fellow 3FF champions, including, HRH Princess Badiya bint El Hassan, Trevor Phillips OBE, Rt. Hon Dominic Grieve QC MP and others, to further cross cultural understanding and interfaith initiatives. As a Champion, I have delivered two inspirational speeches for Parliamentors, a UN-award winning leadership programme run by 3FF for university students, in the House of Commons and House of Lords. I encourage participants in the programme to go out of their comfort zone, become global citizens and learn more about different cultures so they can construct diverse teams and build competitive enterprises.

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ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER, BSIX BROOKE HOUSE SIXTH FORM COLLEGE 
2016 – Present
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I am one of 12 founder members of the college’s Humanities Advisory Board. I share my expertise with the college’s Humanities Department to help them achieve their goals. In particular, I act as a bridge between the college and industry and advise how the college can help their students become more employable and ready for the workplace.

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TRUSTEE, THE CONNECTION AT ST MARTIN-IN-THE-FIELDS (HOMELESS CHARITY) 
2012 – 2017
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I share my business skills and experience in cooperation with fellow trustees to help London’s busiest homeless charity’s ongoing work supporting homeless and vulnerable people in London with specialist support services.

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PATRON, CARRAGHER ACADEMY, 
2012 – Present
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My job as Patron is to promote the work of the academy in training young talent and share my business acumen so they can compete in British, European and International competitions. Carragher Academy boasts 20 British, European and World Champions since 2012.

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PATRON, SOUTHWARK HEADTEACHERS’ EXECUTIVE 
2013 – Present
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I provide support and advice to the Executive as they move towards greater levels of self-sufficiency. I have helped schools tackle bullying and ensures all young people are included, especially physically and mentally challenged and LGBT children. I give educational and inspirational speeches to pupils including disabled, special needs, permanently excluded and NEET students, helping them connect with the City of London and increase their employability.

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PATRON, ROTHERHITHE AND BERMONDSEY CHORAL SOCIETY 
2012 – Present
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As Patron I support the charity’s public activities which have included recitals, solo performances and concerts, and promote its standing in the community. Last year they had over 60 international soloists join them at their Spring Concert.

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PATRON, SPARTAK 78 YOUTH SPORTS CLUB 
2011 – Present
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As Patron I act as an ambassador for the local club in Essex and support their events and tournaments, providing opportunities to about 100 footballers to play and compete each year, and to over 1,000 people to form community ties.

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TRUSTEE, ATTLEE FOUNDATION 
2009 – 2012
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I was a trustee for the Attlee Foundation from 2009 – 2012, sharing my skills and experience with the board to help the organisation’s work to benefit people disadvantaged by poverty or lack of opportunity.
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TRUSTEE, TIME & TALENTS 
2010 – 2013

PATRON, TIME & TALENTS 
2013 – Present

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I was a Trustee for Time and Talents from 2010 to 2013, supporting their governance and provision of opportunities and spaces for local groups and community projects for older people. Since 2014, I taken up the role of Patron. I have helped sponsor and support London Marathon runners, quiz and bingo nights, Christmas festivals, bowling competitions, sailing trips and diverse community events.

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VICE-PATRON, TUTU FOUNDATION UK 
2012 – 2016

AMBASSADOR, TUTU FOUNDATION UK 
2016 – Present

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I support the foundation’s activities and promote their mission of building bridges and creating a culture of peace across fractured and diverse communities.

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MANAGEMENT TEAM MEMBER, PEOPLE CARE ASSOCIATION 
2011 – Present
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I help manage the organisation and volunteer every Christmas Day to put on an annual Christmas Dinner Party for around 300 isolated elderly and disabled people in Southwark.

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AMBASSADOR, UPRISING 
2011 – Present
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I’m a participant in UpRising’s core leadership and mentoring programme, giving guidance, networks, confidence and advice to young people from disadvantaged communities. I have mentored around 15 young people in one to one meetings and contributed on employability panels.

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PATRON, SPRINGS OF HOPE, JAMAICA 
2015 – Present
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I support the charity’s work addressing the needs of deprived children and young people in impoverished communities in London and in developing countries such as Jamaica. I provide resources to help those young people achieve academic excellence so they can have fulfilling futures.

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PATRON, BASIC BUSINESS INITIATIVE 
2011 – Present
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My role as Patron is to represent and promote the organisation and its work. I also support entrepreneurship in the black and ethnic minority community and actively support their annual awards ceremony, which recognises minority owned businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs.

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CIVIC ROLES

COUNCILMAN, CITY OF LONDON 
2017 – Present
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I was elected in March 2017 to represent businesses and residents in the City of London Corporation and ensure the City remains the best place to live, work and do business.

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JUSTICE OF THE PEACE (JP), STRATFORD MAGISTRATES COURT / THAMES MAGISTRATES COURT / WALTHAM FOREST MAGISTRATES COURT 
2009 – Present
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My duties as a magistrate include sitting in the adult courts to:

  • deal with summary offences
  • decide if the charged should be remanded in custody or granted bail
  • hear criminal cases
    • listen to evidence
    • decide if someone is guilty
    • decide on punishments (fines, unpaid community work or prison)
  • refer cases to the Crown Court where a heavier sentence is necessary or the charges are very serious.

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EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBER, SOUTHWARK CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 
2012 – 2017
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I attend Executive Committee meetings to consider important matters and support business in the borough.

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GOVERNOR, TOWER HAMLETS COLLEGE 
2010 – 2013
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My work as a governor involved sharing my business expertise for the benefit of the school and, along with my colleagues on the board of governors, shaping the strategic direction of the college, determining its educational charter and ensuring its financial well-being. Additionally, I sat on the Finance and General Purposes and Remuneration Committee.

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COURT MEMBER, SOUTHWARK CIVIC ASSOCIATION 
2011 – Present

The association holds the annual Southwark Civic Awards, which recognise outstanding contributions to the borough of Southwark made by groups and individuals.