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Councillor Merlita BryanI have been a local Councillor for the Arboretum Ward since 2006. I was appointed as the Sheriff of Nottingham in May 2012. My remit as Councillor is to look after the ward I have been elected to serve, by listening to residents and be their voice on issues that affect them. I try to do the best of my ability to ensure the manifesto pledges are carried out, such as Cleaner and Safer Neighbourhoods and good schools for our children. I have been in Nottingham for 50 years in December this year, living in the same ward and I am very passionate about the City of Nottingham and what is has got to offer. I am especially passionate about my ward. My background is in the Trade Union which gave me the building blocks to want to represent my community.
Michael Owen Johnson(born 4 July 1973) is a former footballer who played as a defender, primarily at centre-half, also playing as left-back when called upon. He made more than 550 appearances in the Football League and Premier League, including more than 250 games for Birmingham City and more than 100 each for Notts County, the club where he began his professional career, and for Derby County. Although born in Nottingham, England, he is a full Jamaican international and played 12 times for the Jamaican national team. He retired as a player at the end of the 2008/09 season, and took up the post of youth team manager with Notts County.
Natasha BryanIs a qualified childcare practitioner of 20 years and also a working mother to Chyna-Millan. Natasha is a happy and fun loving person together with an open & generous heart towards life. She is always the forthfront of providing a supporting hand to help others achieve their maximum potential and goals. Natasha is currently the Managing Director of Tick Tock Mobile Crèche, which is a business that she developed from scratch in 2003.
Natasha's business success has gained three business Awards. The 1st award involved a trip to Boston, America, where she won 1st place in a Entrepreneur Scholarship from Babson University in 200.Her 2nd award was being recognised as the most positive contribution to Nottingham and was awarded 1st place in 2010. Finally Natasha received the community business of the year Award again in 2010.
Natasha enjoys childcare and has built a new passion in Event Management, hence her involvement with the BAM awards. Natasha has planned a number of events via her childcare business with the attendance of over 400 families. Natasha is also the daughter of Councillor Merlita Bryan.
Mike Anthony Bent (Chief Executive | Pathway Care Solutions)Is educated to degree level and among other attainments, possesses the Chartered Institute of Housing's post-graduate Professional Qualification and a Nottingham University Diploma in Investment & Regeneration Management. He is also a member of Institute of Public Sector Management and the Institute of Advance Motorists. In June 2012, Mike attained Corporate Membership of the Association of Corporate Governance Practitioners. Mike is also co-owner of an OFSTED-regulated Nottingham-based business that specialises in the provision of highly specialist residential care services for children, young people and adults who are looked after by Social Services.
Prior to leaving employment to run his own business, Mike was an Investment & Regeneration Manager with the Housing Corporation, where he covered the East Midlands region. During his time with the Corporation, he invested in the East Midlands, in excess of £250,000,000 targeted at the strategic development of homes and communities.
Trusty S GushureA business and social entrepreneur who applies innovative and sustainable approaches to benefit society in general, with emphasis on those who are marginalised and poor. He is the Chairman and CEO of Gifted4Good an organisation which drive social innovation and transformation in various fields including governance, education,health,business skills, housing, environment and enterprise development.
Although he is business magnet and a investor running various companies, he is also an executive board member for various organisations, demonstrating a demonstrable track record in identifying, developing, growing and maintaining significant high level, mutual based relationships. With so many years of experience in business he has a credible strategic and functional understanding and knowledge of social enterprise and broader third and public sector in particular.
Trusty is a devoted husband and a father of five . Enjoys playing golf, swimming, networking, flying aeroplanes and developing very keen interest in Politics and the World of Economics. He studied BA in Business Strategy and Enterprenuership at Nottingham Trent University, currently on his way to study MBA at Derby University and also engaging with Anglia Ruskin University for HE in Charity and Social Enterprise.