About Communities Inc
Communities Inc is about helping people to make connections that builds a sense of community in any environment.
Communities are then better able to tackle common problems, to provide mutual support and to work together for a positive future with shared values.
Longer term this can assist in reducing inequalities and improving the quality of life for all.
With an experience of over 30 years in the voluntary sector, Michael works to inspire and develop innovative and practical solutions to challenges within society. He overlooks the strategy of our social enterprise and finds new avenues of work for us to explore.
Shamsher has been involved in many voluntary organisations nationally and is passionate about tackling inequalities and creating opportunities for disadvantaged communities. Her role revolves around developing creative solutions to our projects.
Janet has a background in working for voluntary and statutory organisations in various roles ranging from trainer to project manager. At Communities Inc, Janet is responsible for our administrative operations, ensuring our projects run smoothly.
Lauren is responsible for managing our internal and external communications here at Communities Inc. She liaises with the media to promote our campaigns and organises both print and digital content to support our training.
Ben is responsible for much of our design and content since 2023, overseeing video, graphic design and even our podcast.
Business Development Consultant
James is a collaborative, strategic leader with over 14 years of experience in the communities sector.
An advocate for inclusion and diversity, James seeks to disrupt and address systemic, structural challenges, and create impactful changes which lead to positive outcomes.
Sam liaises with front line organisations to see how we can best support them with events and tackling issues such as hate crime.
Sam studies Politics and International Relations at Nottingham Trent University and is passionate about championing the voices of communities and bringing about change that breaks down social injustices.
March 13th, 2024
First International Bystander Awareness Day
Join us to mark the first IBAD. More info here.
Our Creative Director, Shamsher Chohan was nominated by the US Embassy in London to participate in the US Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) which is the U.S. Department of State’s premier professional exchange program.
See the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hlo-1cvERVY
Stand By Me
Stand By Me bystander intervention training begins.
Stand By Me receives funding from Google.org to develop a national program.
October 15th, 2019
Talking About Transport
A dialogue event tackling issues around discrimination and hate crime on public transport.
March 22nd, 2011
Michael receives an award in recognition of services to the community from The High Sheriff of Nottingham
April 27th, 2019
Black Miners Museum Project
March 13th, 2019
Stand By Me Pilot
Stand By Me pilot scheme is run in Nottingham.
February 14th, 2017
Love Not Hate
An alternative Valentine’s Day event.
November 17th, 2016
Upstanding Organisation Award received from the National Hate Crime Awards.
April 20th, 2016
First Stakeholder Event
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September 4th, 2015
Recognition of Achievement received from the Nottinghamshire Police & Crime Commissioner.