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Work experience

Dec 2005Present

Business Development Consultant

DS Inc

Destination Spirit is an emerging growth company, founded on the passion of Social Entrepreneurship

One of the first companies launched under the DS Group Umbrella, Hema Snacks looks at packaging snacks & teas using African inspired art which are currently being traded in UK

Sep 2007May 2008

Senior Business Advisor

UK Soccer Enterprises

Conducted the Soccer Enterprise Challenge, an enterprise activity designed to stimulate entrepreneurial skills using SoccerAimed at high schools across the UK as part of youth development on the National curriculum

  • Delivered to a maximum of 200 students on a day
  • Recruited to join full-time and lead the position for Director of Enterprise
  • Researched & responsible for the compilation of training materials
Sep 2006Jan 2007

IT Trainer

Happy Computers
Trained individuals in Microsoft Excel using fun and involvement based on LFT- Learner focused training 
  • Trained and professionally certified in LFT
  • Awarded Associate level membership of the Institute of IT Training
  • Received excellent evaluations from clients
Jul 2003Dec 2005

E-business Marketing Analyst

Scan Computers International
Analyzed and evaluated company’s website through use of analytics software. Successfully sold idea of new department requirements to executive management. Given accountability for running department, as well as researching and negotiating the purchase of all software
  • Monitored consumer patterns and prepared Return on Investment (ROI) reports
  • Spearheaded launch of “Pay-Per-Click” campaign with Google and Yahoo increasing company market share by 20%
  • Selected to act as International Account Liaison due to multi-lingual capabilities
Sep 2002May 2003

Retail Sales Representative


Responsible for day to day customer service, advising customers on varioius products and services in-store, delivering positive customer experiences and creating an outstanding organized visually appealing shop floor

  • Trained to use state of the art POS (Point of Sale) till systems
  • Assisted management team on stock control and administration


Oct 2006Jan 2008


Manchester Science Enterprise Center -Manchester Business School
  • Concentration in Enterprise, developing business ideas & Financial Planning
  • Successfully conducted market research for enterprise project and attained a test prototype contract
  • Attained office space at the University's Business Creation Unit, Venture Point
  • Shaped prototype product & service into a marketable business in the UK
  • Currently support the University in allowing my start-up to act as a business case study
  • Attained ILM-Institute of Leadership and Management status after successful completion of the program
Apr 2006Jul 2006

Business Enterprise

Manchester Business Consortium
  • Financial Forecasting, Marketing, Pricing Policy, and Law & Taxation
  • Awarded Certificate of Enterprise by Barclays Bank PLC for Outstanding performance and innovation
  • Shaped business plan and strategy for a local SME that was ultimately awarded financing from Barclays Bank PLC
Jul 2005Sep 2005

Executive Program in Entrepreneurship

Cambridge University
  • Exclusively for the UK`s best graduates in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths
  • One of the 84 graduates competitively selected from across the UK
  • Developed and showcased business idea via elevator pitch to potential investors
  • Learnt practical tips for running a business and working with Financial Forecasting
  • Attained Ambassador status for the National Council of Graduate Entrepreneurship
Sep 1999Jul 2003

Computing with French

Manchester University

The program looked at a mixture of technical and contextual skills to design and deploy effective software systems in commercial or public organizations, with an elective in learning French as a foreign language

  • Applications ranged from financial management packages to sophisticated decision support and knowledge management tools
  • The programme allowed me to develop the much sought abilities to develop software systems using an understanding of the consequences of introducing or changing IT systems as part of a wider collection of activities within an organisation


Press Release


Hema proposes "Modelling for Business Inubators" for Dr Andrea Cortinois and his team at ehealth innovation Toronto

Hema is selected to represent CAPE at "Canadian Experience Unconference" after her business proposal submission


When not working with people & technology Hema can be found volunteering as a tour guide at the Indo-Canadian Museum taking individuals on a tour of the architecturally magnificent Swaminarayan Temple

My role here is in reflection to acting as a co-ordinator for Youth Activities and Development at BAPS

I enjoy being Active, playing various sports and love to visit the gym and swim like a fish! 



  • To embark on a career jouney where I can be passionate about People and Business


  • Areas of Interest: People, Ideas and Technology
  • Youth volunteer and co-ordinator for BAPS Youth Center Toronto
  • Attended Entrepreneurship executive program at Cambridge University
  • Ambassador for the National Council of Graduate Entrepreneurship UK


  • Attained BS Computer Science with a Minor in French
  • Awarded Certificate of Enterprise by Barclays PLC
  • ILM-Institute of Leadership and Management
  • Award Professional Certification in Business Finance
  • Professional Certification in Marketing
  • Founder of Social Enterprise Hema Snacks