#Nurture Your Zest S2-E11 Ammar Mirza CBE chats to Ashleigh King on Race, Poverty & Being Recognised by Her Majesty the Queen

#Nurture Your Zest S2-E11 Ammar Mirza CBE chats to Ashleigh King on Race, Poverty & Being Recognised by Her Majesty the Queen

Ashleigh King Flamingo Heights

About this episode


In this episode, join your host Ashleigh King as she chats to Ammar Mirza CBE, business and community leader. Ammar is passionate about his community, and being a ‘Geordie’ growing up in Newcastle upon Tyne. He shares candidly his reflections on growing up in the North East of England.

In this episode, we discuss:

🌵Wearing armour and wanting to fit in
🌵His memories of the No.1 bus and the journey through the most affluent and deprived areas of Newcastle
🌵The value of discipline, being part of the cadets, and how he is now working with the Armed Forces as Honorary Colonel 101 Regiment Royal Artillery
🌵Ammar's involvement in local enterprise and economic development

🌵Ammar’s time as the David Goldman Visiting Professor for Innovation and Enterprise at Newcastle University Business School
🌵Navigating the path as a business owner, and experiencing self-doubt
🌵Being recognised as a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) by the Royal Family as an Asian boy born in Benwell, as the youngest and first British Born Asian in the North East recognised with this accolade demonstrating it doesn't matter who you are, or where you've come from, that you too can also be recognised
🌵Gifting yourself time, collaborating and bouncing back when things go wrong

Find Ammar online:

💻 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ammar-mir...
💻 Website: https://www.ammarmirza.co.uk

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