Three new appointments to Unity Enterprise board

The newly refurbished Leeds Media Centre, one of three business locations operated by Unity Enterprise

Mohammed Hussain, Amina Shann and John Jagger have joined the board of Unity Enterprise.

Mohammed Hussain is the founder and Managing Director of Pink Elephant Sales and Lettings Ltd. He also holds board-level positions with the Federation of Small Businesses, the Institute of Directors, the Northern Asian Power Think Tank Group and Shipley College.

Amina Shann is Wholesale Account Manager Bulk Purchase & Export at Morrisons Head Office. She has over eight years of experience with the Bradford-based supermarket chain, including two years as BAME Adviser alongside her day to day role.

John Jagger has accrued decades of private and public sector experience in the UK and abroad. He has particular expertise in finance, strategic development and business growth, and has overseen the turnaround of a range of small and medium sized enterprises.

Established in 200, Unity Enterprise – the not-for-profit subsidiary of BME housing association Unity Homes and Enterprise – provides more than 140 affordable units for over 80 diverse businesses in three locations close to Leeds city centre.

They include Leeds Media Centre, which recently completed a £1.8 million refurbishment scheme in partnership with Leeds City Council and the European Regional Development Fund.

Sharon Jandu OBE, Chair of Unity Enterprise, said: “It is exciting to have Mohammed, Amina and John join the Unity Enterprise board.

“They bring a fantastic blend of differing experiences which will greatly benefit our work and complement the wide range of existing skills and perspectives offered by current board colleagues.

“The new facilities at the revamped and revitalised Leeds Media Centre have opened the door to a whole host of additional opportunities for local entrepreneurs to step forward and achieve their business dreams.

“Our new board members will each play a proactive part in enabling them to make that journey.”

Cedric Boston, Unity Homes and Enterprise Chief Executive, said: “I pay warm tribute to Abdul Ravat and Will Jennings for their years of service on the Unity Enterprise board, and welcome Mohammed, Amina and John to their new roles.

“Unity stands out amongst housing associations in our commitment to providing employment, training and entrepreneurial services to directly transform the life chances of local people.

“Empowering individuals to set up their own sustainable business is central to this work with the guidance and support of Unity Enterprise.

“Our new board members will add real entrepreneurial weight to this crusade.”

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