Spotlight on BAME entrepreneurs

Propel has partnered with COREcruitment to spotlight some of the leading sector individuals from the UK BAME community this week. COREcruitment managing director Krishnan Doyle said: “Personally, I am really excited about running this series, diversity and inclusion is something that is very close to my heart and the values of others at CORE. The purpose of running this interview series is really about increasing visibility of leaders from diverse backgrounds and hearing about their stories. If you can’t see it, you can’t be it! I am very aware that everyone has been through a really challenging time in the last two years and then last thing we want to do is “preach”, but we are asking people to watch some of the interviews and question some of their own unconscious bias. I hope you get something from them and as ever. We are far from perfect and would love any input on how we can do better with these in future.”

Today, Krishnan Doyle talks to Des Gunewardena, chairman and chief executive of D&D Restaurants. D&D London is a luxury restaurant group that owns and operates over 40 venues in London, Manchester, Leeds, Paris, and New York. Des Gunewardena has been listed as one the Evening Standard’s Top 1000 most influential Londoners and was shortlisted as EY’s London Entrepreneur of the year in 2013.

Previous Interviews

Krishnan Doyle talks to Asad Khan

Krishnan Doyle talks to Geeta Sidhu-Robb

Krishnan Doyle talks to Ganan Kanagathurai

Krishnan Doyle talks to Iqbal Wahhab, OBE

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