Our Trustees & Patrons
Mohammed "Mo" George
(Former Eastenders actor)
Affectionately known to viewers and fans of Eastenders as 'Gus'- Mo was born in Hackney, East London. George made guest appearances in Holby City, Bottom (as a young trick or treater in the episode Terror), Kidulthood and the lost detective. He has also starred as Dennis in the children's program Renford rejects in 2000.
George is now a full time DJ playing in clubs across the UK.
George will give Access UK an invaluable insight into the BME experience in media and television. We aim to utilise his experiences and knowledge to expand the horizons of youths who want to pursue a career in film and entertainment but for a variety of reasons are reluctant to take the first step into this field.
(Owner of Blooming Scent)
Mr Samuda was born and raised in Tottenham (AccessUK's head office). His family settled in the area in the late 50's and have been an integral part of the local community since.
A graduate in Media, Martin Samuda has worked within the locality of Tottenham and Haringey on a diverse range of projects from music to sport. Samuda has extended this work to other London boroughs and has recently worked with The Royal borough of Greenwich in their youth support services department.
Martin Samuda has additionally, written bids securing funding for music projects and comes with a wealth of experience that will be beneficial to Access UK working with the local youth and stakeholders. Martin currently works as a Home Liaison Officer for a leading academy franchise who work with parents of children who are N.E.E.T.s. trying to re-engage them back into full time education.
Lauren Bailey has gained over 5 years experience in the recruitment sector specialising in a variety of industries ranging from accountancy to retail management. Lauren is currently working as a Enterprise & Employment Manager for the South Kilburn Trust playing a strategic role in the co-ordination and delivery of employment and enterprise services, in the London borough of Brent.
Miss Bailey is also the founder of 'Launchpad.' London's debutante for business mentoring service dedicated to young entrepreneurs and business start ups.
Isaac is a successful and self driven business development manager with over 10 years of experience in his field. Having also had some experience in alternative financial investments, he is highly numerate and able to thrive in competitive environments. He has been commended for his relentless work ethic and his unique ability to quickly build a rapport with clients and stakeholders at all levels. Isaac has a long-standing and genuine interest in opportunities to motivate others and use his vast experience to support young people.
Nicole Talbot is an executive professional with over 10 years of experience in office administration, finance and marketing. As an East London resident who has previously assisted local enterprises in providing young adults with essential employment skills and knowledge, Nicole is familiar with the challenges which they face and is passionate about helping them gain and sustain employment.