Ade is a competent and experienced management consultant with special experitse of working on projects that affect inner city and marginalised communities. His expertise is in Bid writing, project appraisals and evaluations, strategy away days, policy research and community engagement and involvement strategies.
Most of the pioneering work with the black and minority ethnic community that Ade has worked on has been as a partner of Equinox Consulting set up in 1983.
Equinox Consulting was set up as an innovative management consultancy to promote social and economic advancement amongst disadvantaged and socially excluded communities.
Equinox Consulting are specialists in the field of regeneration and renewal of deprived communities and have experience of working with and for clients from black and minority ethnic communities.
Equinox Consulting adopts an integrated approach that offers consultancy, training and research services to meet objectives of clients. They have considerable expertise in providing enterprise strategies, employment initiatives and community development and involvement solutions to add value to the work of our clients.
Equinox Consulting continues to add value to a wide range of clients including: central governments and their statutory agencies, regional and local governments and their partnerships, voluntary and community organisations and small medium and micro enterprises that support marginalised communities.
In enterprise generation, Ade has provided a mixture of research into ethnic markets and issues: he has trained people in business at the start up and growth levels, consulted and guided these businesses in writing business plans, building robust systems of operations, seeking start up and growth capital, and exploring new markets. Increasingly, he has been involved in setting up business associations, mentoring and matching these start-ups with bigger mainstream organisations under supplier agreements.
Under employment initiatives, Ade has also worked on various employment initiatives; conducting research into barriers to employment, exploring how contract compliance and voluntary schemes can be applied to increase the recruitment, employment, training, promotion and retention of black workers. He has designed, developed and delivered training programmes imparting both hard and soft skills and worked in direct customised training programmes.
In community development, Ade provides management support and consultancy to many third sector organisations. He has developed strategic delivery plans, undertaken feasibility studies for community centres and facilities, appraised, reviewed and evaluated community development projects. He has also organised capacity building, training and leadership programmes that are focused on strengthening management and staff capacity Ade has facilitated strategic away-day seminars and conferences and executed several community consultations. He has also conducted research on the state of the sector and the challenges faced by the third sector.
Equinox Consulting offers services in:
- Facilitation of strategic awaydays
- Policy research on minority issues
- Evaluations, reviews and appraisals
- Feasibility studies for community facilities
- Strategic business and delivery plans
- Roles and responsibilities of board trustees
- Management training and leadership courses
- Capacity building and community consultations
- Enterprise skills training and promotion strategies
- Employment skills training and placement initiatives
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