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What People Say About Prem
“We need someone like Prem who can help mentor and make a big difference to our kids and young people looking for jobs.”
– Nicki Matthew, Portsoken Community Champion
“Prem will be a powerful voice for our community and will tackle the problems affecting our lives. He is already making a difference.”
– Alina Koztepe, Portsoken Community Champion
“I have always dreamed of getting Hispanic residents of Portsoken, like myself , into the heart of our community. Prem has given lots of help and support for our monthly Spanish/English Conversation Club and also sponsored a Food Hygiene Course so we can now prepare food for Ward community events.
Thank you Prem for everything you are doing for Portsoken residents. Now it’s our chance to support you in the election. Good luck.”
– Luz Amparo Fletcher, Portsoken Community Champion
“We have known Prem Goyal since his appointment as Common Councilman. We have witnessed first hand his efforts to improve the lives of those living and working in the Portsoken ward. Prem should be made an Alderman of Portsoken to put the Ward on the map again. It has been forgotten too long and we think Prem will make people sit up and take notice.”
– Ted and Barbara Hall, Petticoat Square Gardening Club
“Prem is very approachable, not least because he makes a real effort to go to as many local functions as possible. He puts all of himself into working hard and playing hard in the Ward, and as a businessman, has the know-how to make things better for everyone in the Ward of Portsoken.”
– Adrian Bernard, Portsoken Ward Club Member
“As I didn’t know too much about you, I find it absolutely enthralling reading your CV, for which I can only admire your tenacity for all your working life. I now see you in an altogether different light, one of hard work and great achievement. Well Done Sir !!!”
– Ivan Kingsley, Portsoken Ward Club
“Thanks for sponsoring the food and hygiene training and qualifications – Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering – for our women’s group to help them find jobs. The ladies are very grateful.”
– Ayesha Azad, Community Organiser
“Prem has been most helpful to me with my business ideas. I really appreciate his help in and around our community and also the effort that he puts in to make sure that everybody no matter what culture or from what background is thought about and involved. I hope to see more of Prem and thank him once again for all his help.”
– Alan Knowles, Local Businessman
“I would be pleased to have an Alderman like yourself, willing to contribute time and effort for the community.”
– Leaseholder, Petticoat Square
“Many thanks Prem for inviting me to such an event [Lord Mayor’s Dragon Awards at Mansion House]; great company and I enjoyed it a lot.”
– Hamida Khanom, Portsoken resident
“Thank you so much Prem for meeting my daughters and providing them with the guidance they need. They are both so motivated since meeting you.”
– Doretta Smith, Portsoken resident
“I met Prem on a community coach trip. In no time he got me connected to the community; I am now a member of Portsoken Gardening Club and Portsoken Ward Club. He is a role model for my daughter who was inspired after hearing his speech and story in front of 100 students at John Cass Primary.”
– Samapti Bagchi, Portsoken resident
“You have my vote! You deserve it more than anyone else – you have done so much for the community and you are very friendly and approachable. You have been very kind and helpful and I hope and I wish that you will win.”
– Fatime Gosa, Portsoken resident
Charities / organisations
“What a fascinating life you have led so far. I admire and applaud your endurance, motivation and commitment. I wish you well in your endeavours and look forward to hearing a positive outcome for you, as I am sure you will continue to be a champion for others in all that you do.”
– Teacher at Sir John Cass Primary
“I’m delighted to be able to vote in the Aldermanic elections in support of your enthusiasm, commitment and expertise
– Asthma UK employee
“Prem has provided business acumen and support for our Irish Dance Academy for over 5 years. As a result, our girls have gone on to become World and British champions. We are grateful to Prem for his support and have no doubt that he’ll prioritise residents and make Portsoken proud!
– Sarah and Jessica Carragher, Carragher Academy
“Prem has enabled us to expand our community choir and put a programme of recitals and concerts every year, some with professional soloists and musicians. His contribution has been invaluable and I am certain that, if elected, Prem will be a fantastic Alderman.”
– Sue Heath-Downey, Musical Director, RBCS Choral Society
“I wish to thank Prem for sharing his inspirational journey with me. I actually showed his story to my own sons and it really inspired them a great deal. I would be very happy sharing it with other young people.
I can see how Prem’s presence would certainly inspire many more and I definitely would like to explore this further with Prem.”
– Hanif Qadir, CEO of Active Change Foundation
“Prem has provided excellent services at Deutsche Bank, UBS and Calyon in the City through his company Global Markets Consultants (GMC) since 2002. It is why GMC was selected as a Preferred Business Consultants Supplier by Deutsche Bank every year from 2005 to 2013.
If elected Prem will undoubtedly deliver sustainable solutions for the City’s businesses and residents. Prem is 100% committed to including everyone in celebrating the City’s traditions, particularly the disadvantaged.”
– A senior banking MD in the City
“Having read Prem’s journey, I would like to encourage Prem to stand as an Alderman in 2017. I feel that he will attract some very significant support.”
– CEO of an Insurance Company in Bishopsgate
“I completed work experience with Prem: in a short space of time he has already taught me many skills that I will put into practice for the rest of my working life. Thanks to his advice I will find it easier to get onto the career ladder after university. Prem gives and will continue to give other young people like me these same opportunities. His achievements are an inspirational to all and with Prem’s business expertise, philanthropy skills and passion for the Portsoken community, he will definitely do an amazing job as Alderman.”
– Maleehah Akram, aspiring finance and banking professional
““I’ve known Prem for over 15 years, seeing him go from strength to strength. Initially, I was his client for a few years at Deutsche Bank in the City before I joined his financial services consulting company as a business manager and worked on client projects at nearby Deutsche Bank and Lloyds in the City.
Prem’s entrepreneurial, banking, leadership and people skills speak for themselves. I have been most impressed how he applies his unique skills to his community work, driven by his desire to give back to the City. I was delighted to recently support his netwalk (networking walk) for young Londoners interested in banking.
I know Prem will make a huge contribution to ensure the City continues to be a great place to work, live and do business in. I am backing Prem 100%.”
– Senior Manager at Deloitte Consulting in the City
“Having joined Prem’s business last year, it is clear why he is held in such high esteem by his peers and clients. Prem’s success is because of his ability to work with others be they City businesses, charity CEOs or civic, political and religious leaders. Each one benefits from Prem’s entrepreneurial expertise and multi-dimensional thinking.
Prem’s ceaseless energy and desire to give back to the City is unmatched. I’m in no doubt whatsoever that if elected as an Alderman the City will benefit from his impeccable track-record, analytical approach and ability to find effective solutions to problems.”
– a Business Analyst in the City
“I have known Prem for over 5 years. Prem is Portsoken through and through: he has lived and worked in the area for the last 18 years. Over the last year, Prem has opened doors for me and countless others to attend numerous events hosted by the Lord Mayor, City Livery Companies and Ward Clubs, including the Big Curry Lunch.
With Prem’s encouragement and guidance, I have recently become a Trustee for UK Youth, completed the Three Peaks, run the London Marathon and raised over £5,000 for charitable causes. My next goal is to complete an MBA at Harvard Business School.
Prem’s outstanding career achievements, entrepreneurial expertise and caring for those from disadvantaged backgrounds will certainly be an asset for Portsoken. I know he will put Portsoken’s residents first.”
– a Business Manager in the City
“I have known Prem for over six years while he supported the Irish Dance Academy my daughter attended. His support, both financial and strategic, helped us grow the Academy and, after he invited us to perform at prestigious events, allowed us to branch out within the community.
With Prem’s backing we were able to send our dancers to succeed in tournaments and competitions all over the UK. As a City worker at UBS, I know that Prem will do an excellent job standing up for everyone. He will make us proud.”
– Theresa Kavanagh, UBS