Tariq joined YTKO as part of the very successful GetSet East London project funded by J.P. Morgan, and now heads up the Tower Hamlets Supply Ready and Retail Marketing Ready projects.
His intimate knowledge of the funding landscape and key investment priorities has been honed through a range of key development and advisory roles at the London Region Learning and Skills Council, The Consultancy Home Counties (TCHC) and a range of commercial training providers.
Tariq has an established reputation for his expertise and insight into the delivery of European Social Fund (ESF), Skills Funding Agency (SFA) and Big Lottery Fund contracts. He has supported companies in bidding for, securing and delivering such contracts, and indeed while at TCHC managed over £50 million worth of bids, with a success rate well above the industry standard.
Most recently, he has worked within a Birmingham based social enterprise in order to secure over £130,000 of new funding for helping young and adult residents of deprived wards into training and employment.
Tariq is responsible for driving Supply Ready’s partnership network and fostering collaboration between key local stakeholders, from local councils and LEPs to central government and other business support providers. He is committed to ensuring that our service aligns with each Borough’s key priorities and is tightly integrated with other business support providers in order to maximise opportunities for our clients.