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Portsoken Involvement


  • Supporting Portsoken residents:
    • Organise, participate and contribute to Portsoken Community events:
      • Eid, Halloween and Christmas Celebrations
      • Mansell Street Estate Garden Competition
      • Portsoken Gardening and Chess Clubs
      • Training courses and Tai Chi classes for residents
      • Fundays and Podium Parties
      • Fruit Picking trip and other residents’ outings
      • Recognising community champions with GMC awards and many more
    • Mentoring c.20 young people in one-to-one sessions on higher education, careers and jobs to help them realise their full potential
  • Supporting Portsoken businesses and organisations daily:
    • Mumbai Square, La Piazzetta, Tiffinbox, Nisa newsagents, Jads Hairdressing (my local barbers for over 15 years!), Virgin Minories Gym, Sir John Cass’s Foundation Primary School, St Botolph Church and many more
    • Sharing business expertise with SMEs in the area, including Oasis Cafe and Jads Hairdressing
  • Roles / Positions
    • Councilman, City of London
      • Middlesex Street Working Development Group
      • Community and Children’s Services Committee
      • Culture, Heritage and Libraries Committee
    • Committee Member, Portsoken Ward Club
    • Board Member, Aldgate Community Events



  • GMC Business Consulting Teams at Deutsche Bank / UBS / Calyon offices from August 1999 to July 2012
    –  6 Bishopsgate, 99 Bishopsgate, 135 Bishopsgate, Winchester House, Throgmorton Avenue, 133 Houndsditch, 1 Appold Street, 1 Finsbury Avenue, 100 Liverpool Street, Broadwalk House, 5 Appold Street
  • GMC Offices from February 2002 to present
    –  10 Wormwood Street, No. 1 Liverpool Street, 70 St Mary Axe, 9 Devonshire Square and East Smithfield



  • Resident in the area since August 1999
    –  Minories (2 years), Wormwood Street (4 years), Shad Thames (9 years), Tower Bridge (2 years)



  • Committee Member, Aldgate Ward Club
  • Member, Bishopsgate Ward Club
  • Liveryman, Worshipful Company of Plumbers
  • Freeman, Worshipful Company of World Traders
  • Member, Barbican Centre – Silk Street
  • A Sponsor (2011) and a supporter (2015), The Lord Mayor’s Show Parade
  • A Supporter (2010) and a sponsor (2016), The Lord Mayor’s Big Curry Lunch