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The members of advisors committee of New Hope have a wide range of knowledge and experience in representing and working with the Bangladeshi and other Ethnic Minority Communities within Locally, Nationally and Internationally. In their personal careers they have extensive experience of managing community engagement and cohesion projects in Birmingham and in delivering a wide range of community initiatives.

Asha Begum
NVQ in Information Technology (IT-Dip)
Committee Advisor
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Harold Mututa
BA Architecture (Hons), PG-Dip
Former Regeneration Manager, Birmingham City Council
Committee Advisor

Mrs Begum is working with a Psychiatry Hospital as a Support Worker. As a part of her current job, she supports vulnerable people to live happy and independent lives- helping people to live their lives as independently as possible and support them in reaching their potential, through both practical and emotional support.

She possesses the ability to manage individuals as well as resources in the health sector. She has strong links and partnership in working with other agencies including the local service providers, such as Probation and the Police. She is able to provide a holistic approach to aid those that she works with to maintain accommodation, reduce offence and abuse and provide assistance with mental health, substance misuse, training, education, employment and life skills. Mrs Begum also worked in Boots Ltd. as a supervisor, where she had learnt to manage staff, monitor their development, plan and implement business policy and participate in the store budgeting process.

In addition, she has supported the development and implementation of social and economic regeneration strategies regarding Black and Ethnic Minority Communities in Birmingham. She is very passionate to contribute to the local community through her knowledge, skills and experience as a board member of New Hope.

Mr Mututa has 20 years of proven Programme and Project Management, development and delivery skills and experience, which was gained in four multi-million large, complex and cross-service regeneration programmes/partnerships, involving the Public and Private sectors. He also developed services and bids, coordinated and written successful bids over £66m from both UK and EU funding. He is a highly motivated, enthusiastic, tenacious, committed and proactive leader and team player; with an ability to steer performance and deliver effective results, continual improvement and striving for optimum outcomes in a result-oriented environment without compromising the quality of service or standards.

Mr Mututa was appointed as a Black Country AIM for GOLD Programme Manager in 2016 at the City of Wolverhampton Council. During his professional career, he has provided technical and financial management advice/expertise regularly to his colleagues, managers and internal and external partners.

Mr Mututa is committed and highly capable of monitoring, implementing and expanding New Hope’s objectives; including planning, developing and executing the budgets of the organisation. As a general secretary of New Hope,  he ensures that committee meetings are properly administered, keeps membership records up-to-date, monitors committee member action points. Given these responsibilities, the Secretary also acts as an information and reference point for the Chair and other committee members: clarifying past practice and decisions; confirming legal requirements, and retrieving relevant documentation.

Nigel Potter
BA Econs (hons) MBA, ACIM, ACSA
Former Business development manager for Birmingham City University, De Montfort University, and Inwards Investment Manager.

Committee Advisor

Nigel has extensive bid writing and business development expertise with regards to the private, public and the voluntary sector. He was the business development manager for Birmingham City University, De Montfort University and Inwards Investment Manager and identified and secured significant ERDF, ESF, HEIF, HCA funding. He also held the position of interim CEO for The Digbeth Trust (2010) and currently serving as a Trustee, Vice Chair and Treasurer for the Digbeth Trust Charity. He has well over three decades of experience and understanding of organisational skill needs and business requirements with regards the private, voluntary & social enterprise & community sectors. He is an experienced project and programme manager within the public, private & Third sectors. With exceptional planning and organisational skills and an affective communicator with team members, stakeholders, and partners.

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