Diversity Consultants 

Our team of diversity consultants provide your business with the D&I expertise and experience required to support your diversity agenda.  By engaging Kenroi Consulting, your business will benefit from:

 

  • Improved company focus around diversity

  • Leadership development

  • More effective processes

  • More coherent strategies

  • Improved business outcomes

  • Better brand image

  • Improved human resources management

  • More effective leadership 

Senior Consultant - Diversity and Inclusion

Shameem Malik

Senior Diversity Consultant

Shameem Malik has been an equality and diversity consultant since 2002.  Her consultancy work covers employment, service delivery, research, policy development and implementation.

 

Shameem's consultancy work in the area of diversity has ranged from undertaking equality audits, reviewing and updating policies, employee consultations, conducting equality impact assessments. 

She is adept at setting up positive action strategies, producing best practice guidance and providing coaching. 

Shameem has extensive training experience, including general and specific duties diversity awareness training.

She also has particular strengths delivering training and coaching in the following areas:

  • Managing diversity

  • Customer Service

  • Training the Trainer and

  • Team Building

Shameem has extensive experience of working with clients across the public. private and voluntary, including multi-nationals, government departments, local authorities and large and small voluntary sector organisations.

Shameem has particular strengths in:

 

  • Gender equality

  • Sexual orientation

  • Human Rights.

Formerly, Shameem was Head of Equal Opportunities for Connexions Service National Unit, in the Department for Education and Skills.  She has also worked as an Equalities Officer for Local Government.

 

Initially trained as a Lawyer, and then as a teacher, Shameem spending several years across a number of Educational establishments, including schools, colleges, universities and adult education, whilst pursuing Postgraduate studies.

Her Masters of Law degree is in 'Civil Liberties and Human Rights.  She has a PhD in Gender Equality and Family Law where her studies focused on Gender Equality in two divergent legal systems.

Senior Consultant - Strategic Consulting and Disability

Richard Shakespeare

Strategic Consultant

Richard Shakespeare is an experienced diversity and inclusion strategist and award winning disability consultant. His work in disability has been recognised widely within across both the public and private sector.

 

Both an inspirational and entertaining speaker, Richard is widely praised for his insight into disability. 

 

He is known for his ability to develop understanding over challenges to increasing awareness around disability, in the workplace environment.

Richard is equally comfortable working in small group environments or at strategic level in global multi-nationals.

 

He has worked for an enviable list of clients, including Eurostar, East Midland Trains, Scottish and Southern Energy and Experian. 

With a true passion for diversity and inclusion, Richard is able to engage with clients and support them to achieve best in class results in the areas of training, strategic planning and legal compliance and governance.

 

A commercially focused and realistic consultant, Richard is able to process information and problem solve, to achieve best in class results for clients.  

 

As a truly authentic thought leader in his field, he is able to suggest robust, forward facing solutions, that deliver huge improvements in workplace environments.

His workplace sessions with teams are notably engaging, interactive and informative. 

 

He is able to challenge perceptions and stereotypes around diversity and disability and support delegates to engage with best practice solutions, to create a fulfilling experience for all delegates.

Diversity and Inclusion Consultant

Roy Bean

Diversity Consultant

Roy Bean is an MCIPS accredited Procurement and Project Manager offering over ten years of experience in FM and, Construction gained from employment within private sector companies, public sector housing associations and government organisations. 

 

Roy delivers targeted BAME career progression workshops for professionals, across industry sectors:

 

Junior and Mid-Level Staff are provided with help and support to enable them to harness career progression objectives

 

Senior Professionals are given support and guidance that will assist them with aligning diversity and inclusion objectives to strategic planning activities.

Intercultural Consultant - Cultural Intelligence Expert

Vanessa Paisley

Intercultural Consultant

Vanessa Paisley is an intercultural consultant and relocation specialist, supporting professionals to work and communicate effectively across cultures.

She has extensive hands-on experience of training corporate executives, teams and individuals in communication skills and intercultural competence.

 

She conducts her training in English and German across all levels of seniority in educational establishments and industry, including professional services, hotel and catering, technology, luxury travel, media and sport.

 

Vanessa focuses on fast-tracking the relocation and repatriation of international assignees and partners when moving in and out of new cultures or in transition periods.

She also has extensive training experience in cross-cultural teambuilding and has accompanied new cultures joining teams, leveraging their communication by raising awareness and supporting the team leader to create positive synergy from the diversity.

 

She also has strengths delivering training and coaching in managing the international classroom and developing Cultural Intelligence (CQ).
 

Vanessa is a guest lecturer in Intercultural Awareness at the University of Applied Sciences in Vorarlberg, Austria.  She facilitates cross-cultural learning in field trips for professional students to Russia and India, taking intercultural learning beyond the pages of the text book.

 

She is a keen blogger, writing at least twice a month on topics related to cross-cultural issues. She loves exploring the link between culture, language and communication and integrates her new research topics into her training sessions.

 

Before establishing a career in Intercultural Communication, Vanessa worked in radio journalism, teaching English as a foreign language, bilingual education design and translation. Her qualifications include:

  • Certified TIP  (The International Profiler) coach

  • Certified DPI (Developing People Internationally) trainer

  • Cert TESOL, Teaching English as a Second Other Language

  • Masters in Communication Studies, Sheffield Hallam University

Business Diversity Consultant

Karl Oxford

Business Diversity Consultant

Karl Oxford is a business diversity consultant.  He works at a strategic level of policy design and programme development for communities, nationally and locally.

 

His background has been in various aspects of community regeneration and business development. 

 

He has worked across the sectors of business, government, and non-governmental organisations (NGO), building key and effective partnerships of mutual interest.

Karl began his career in the private sector in the early 1980s, with this period proving to be pivotal throughout his working life;

 

It imbued him with the key characteristics to sell products and concepts proficiently within challenging economic environments and  similar mind-sets.

Karl has a strong background in supporting and promoting Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) owned business enterprises through various business development initiatives and agencies.

 

In 1997, he was a catalyst and joint founder of the African Caribbean Westminster Initiative, based in London, which had strong representation from the House of Lords.  

 

This business initiative was the predecessor to the DTI's (Department of Trade and Industry's) Ethnic Minority Business Forum.  

 

Karl has given rise to a number of social and non-profit enterprise initiatives and, as a serial entrepreneur himself, has credible experience within the business sector.

 

He held the role of Regional Coordinator for Community Facilitation and Cohesion, and was responsible for designing and managing a strategic programme of community engagement and cohesion across the Yorkshire and Humber region.  

 

This role included a key feed into community engagement policy and strategy on a national level.

 

Karl has a strong passion for building b2b relationships and has created strong partnerships between the business communities nationally.

 

He is also exploring international business linking opportunities in regions such as Africa and the Caribbean, post Brexit.

He is a Governor of Bradford College, one of the largest further education institutions in the UK and is a Board Director of the national Voice 4 Change England partnership.

Information Technology Consultant

Maurice Lalor

Technology and IT Consultant

Maurice  Lalor is a versatile and experienced Information Technologist with over 20 years experience across the IT industry.

 

Highly motivated, and with a passion for new technologies, Maurice demonstrates attention to detail, with the ability to assess business priorities and deliver robust, innovative solutions to help businesses reduce risk and prevent challenges around the Equality Act 2010.

 

This is a critical part of compliance as well as ensuring that all staff are supported based on needs.

Whilst Maurice is qualified and competent in several aspects of IT, he assists us as an Associate to deliver services to our clients in the area of website accessibility.

 

He help clients ensure that their websites meet accessibility standards in information technology.

Maurice ensures that client websites and other information technology apparatus is accessible, and promotes inclusion, in line with the Equality Act 2010 and  Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) and provides support for companies to achieve ISO/IEC 40050:2012. 

 

Maurice has worked extensively across the private sector, with world class companies, including:

  • BBC

  • CapGemini Plc (Global IT Services)

  • IPD Independent Property Databank (Finance)

  • O2 (Mobile Communications)

  • Submateck

  • Fiat Auto UK

  • Genesis Housing Association

Maurice has achieved MBIT ( PG Diploma in Management of Business Information Technologies ) and is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer ( MCSE ) and a VMWare Certified Professional ( ITIL v3 )

Maurice is a Member of the British Computer Society.

Logistics and Supply Chain Consultant

Paul Martin

Supply Chain and Logistics Consultant

Paul Martin is an experienced and versatile professional with a background in warehousing and logistics management. 

 

He has over 18 years experience as a reliable Logistics Manager, ensuring the effective management of the overall supply chain, including the organization and monitoring of storage and distribution of goods. 

 

Paul also has excellent personnel management skills, developed over many years and has experience of supervisory, coaching and training activities for warehouse staff, including equality, diversity and inclusion.

Paul has an enviable CV having worked with some top UK names including Living Social, Secret Sales, Lady of Leisure (Sweaty Betty), JP Boden Ltd  and Murphy Petroleum Ltd, where he was a multi site manager.

Paul has demonstrable experience of how diversity and inclusion is applicable within  logistics / warehousing operations, as well as within a customer service / management environment.

 

Paul helps clients with multinational diversity, supporting better customer service and driving inclusive practice. 

 

He helps our clients achieve sustainability by developing their understanding of how increasing diversity through innovation and adapting to different cultural environments and situations, deliver excellent business results.

He helps logistic companies and supply chain managers embrace a corporate philosophy that promotes an all inclusive environment and fosters open channels of communication.  

 

By developing companies to drive innovation, diversity and build strong relationships with wide ranging communities and networks,  Paul ensures that multiple points of view make up the creative process, within an inclusive environment.  ​

Paul provides consultancy, particularly where there is a need for diversity and inclusion practice development within the retail, oil / gas, construction and logistics sectors.

Administrative Support

Suzanne Robinson

Administration Manager

Suzanne Robinson has over 18 years experience in Administration Management with much of her career spent in the public sector. 

 

Suzanne developed her knowledge and skills within the equalities arena, whilst working at the Care Quality Commission, providing support to the Equality, Diversity and Human Rights team.

 

She was an active member of the team, particularly in support of delivering the single equality scheme for CQC.

Suzanne has also worked for the Greater London Authority, administering for senior teams and leaders.  Building on her established skills,

 

Suzanne has supported Local Government teams, working with people with learning disabilities and supporting people to overcome language barriers, within the Greater London area.  

 

She has experience of private Sector administration, having worked within the Insurance sector for AXA UK, amongst others. 

Suzanne is an experienced and versatile Administration Manager. She plans and coordinates all our administrative systems and procedures to ensure that our operations run effectively, right across the business.  

By effectively streamlining our processes, Suzanne ensures that our consultants and clients are provided with excellent support and information on a timely basis.

 

She ensures the smooth and adequate flow of information across the business, which in turn helps us to deliver all of our business operations.

A graduate of the University of Wolverhampton (Photography, Media Studies and Culture), Suzanne is passionate about all areas of diversity and delivers an ethical approach to her tasks.

Our diversity consultants bring together many decades of experience across HR, legal, learning and development, Information Technology, coaching and marketing fields, at senior and executive levels.  

We design and deliver successful strategies and projects for Diversity and Inclusion policy, change and business growth.  

 

Our strategies spread across workforce and service delivery agendas with a focus on benefits, values and alignment to business strategy and organisational needs.

 

We support you to embed diversity and inclusion across all strategic and operational business areas.

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