The founding team of 30 Chapel Street has now been appointed as the management team of Impact Hub Bradford CIC, dividing responsibility amongst a Chief Executive supported by a Chief Operating Officer, Chief Creative Officer, an administrator and an incoming team for a Community Led Local Development initiative.
Meet our team
Kamran is also founder of The Socially Conscious Company, a private training and consultancy company, specialising in youth culture, diversity & inclusion and specialist engagement. Kamran was appointed a Non-Executive Director of the Leeds Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) in February 2020 and of Bradford City of Culture 2025 Trust in November 2019. Kamran holds a Masters in International Politics, undergraduate degree in Youth & Community work and has over twenty years’ sector experience. Prior to setting up his own social enterprise, Kamran worked for Unltd, the Foundation for Social Entrepreneurs. Kamran is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a Common Purpose Graduate and is trained in both the Art of Hosting and unconscious bias & intersectionality.
Imran is also a cofounder of CARBON:imagineering a boutique digital R&D practice, exploring and scouting the impact of emerging technologies.
Imran cofounded Leeds’ first coworking community at Old Broadcasting House and has worked extensively with the city on shaping its digital strategy, including the ENGINE project at Leeds Dock.
Previously, lmran established Freeserve’s Technology Research team and has served as a board director and cofounder of ensembli, as well as a trustee of [email protected], the Impressions Gallery and conference director of the FutureEverything festival. Currently, Imran serves as a trustee for IOU Theatre and The Media Centre and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
Business Development Manager
Steph is passionate about empowering and enabling underserved communities in Yorkshire to achieve their potential. She has over 12 years’ experience in working with the not for profit sector, supporting organisations to develop new routes into funding through grant fundraising, strategic development and impact measurement. Her work has been broad ranging, involving charities and community businesses in multiple sectors including health and social care, addiction, mental health, children and young people, employability and enterprise.
Steph is a University of Bradford graduate in Interdisciplinary Human Studies and holds an MA in Postcolonial Literature & Cultural Theory from the University of Leeds. Steph loves walking and hiking and when she’s not working for us as our Business Development Manager, you will certainly find her by a canal, on a moor or up a hill, taking photographs and enjoying a cup of tea and a slice of cake.
Imran’s background as the owner of a small business enterprise (hiring inflatable bouncy castles across Bradford) is great preparation for his role as the Hub’s first Business Enterprise Coach on our Build Your Business programme. Imran has over ten years experience of working in the non-profit sector, mentoring and coaching customers on personal and business development. Imran also has prior experience as a business enterprise coach across South and West Yorkshire, setting up and developing small and medium sized businesses.
Imran has a degree in Psychology & Crime, is very interested in personal development, is very much into audiobooks – influenced by David Goggings’ Can’t Hurt Me & Kevin Hart’s I Can’t Make This Up – and likes to stay fit and active; is interested in conflict history and Middle-Eastern politics and has experienced many other cultures, including Cuba, Jamaica, Palestine, Spain and Turkey.
Aila’s key role as Community Host is to create a positive and welcoming experience for members and guests of the Hub. She’s the first point of contact in the space and the ones whom everyone will know as their ‘go-to’ person for anything they need help with.
Aila is looking at setting up a number of workshops which gives people more opportunities to make the changes that they thought were impossible, to coach people to use existing skills to develop new and ongoing ideas, giving someone that chance to recognise their dreams and achieve as much as possible. Aila’s already enjoying being part of the team and is really looking forward to being a part of upcoming projects and events.
Esha’s role as a Community Host is to create a warm , welcoming atmosphere for our members. Esha has recently joined the team and is looking forward to gaining more experience during her time here.
Esha would like to create a variety of workshops and projects. She eventually would like to develop a program to help people suffering with mental health issues. Bradford has so much potential but is unfortunately held back by people because some understand the changes to be made but it is our job to spread awareness and try to make Bradford an admirable city.
Mandip spent two decades in the public, private and non-profit sectors before cofounding her own social impact agency, Strategies & Stories.
Mandip is a former civil servant, experienced in drafting policy and advising Ministers at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office on gender equality, human rights and Islamic Finance.
She also led a grant-making charity for three years. Mandip is a Board Member of the Virgin Money Foundation, Batley Multi-Academy Trust, SAFE, and LSE Faith Centre. She is a member of the Centre for Public Impact’s People’s Panel.