Nick Howe and Tony Dada
Regional Enterprise Manager
NatWest Business Banking
London & South East
Nick has worked for NatWest Business in various roles for the last 22 years having been inspired by the very first business customer that he met. As Enterprise manager Nick’s work sees him travelling across London & South East and working in partnership with numerous business support organisations and educational establishments who are all focussing on the area of enterprise. In 2016 this saw 11000 people across London & South East benefitting from the bank working with the wide array of community organisations to provide enterprise education.
Nick has been proud to see the work that he started as a pilot in London be rolled out into a much more prominent role elsewhere across the UK by NatWest.
In his spare time Nick has acted as Parent Governor for the last eight years at his local primary school and to switch off Nick in the summer Nick retreats to his beach hut with his two children, Samuel and Emily.
Anthony Abiola Dada (aka Tony Biola)
For over 20 years Tony DADA has been investing in some of society’s most disadvantaged people, both youth and adults, transforming their lives by creating workshops, programmes and courses.
Tony is a creative social entrepreneur, singer, songwriter, award winning author, and former head of a Centre of Excellence department within one of South London’s largest Colleges. His creativity has led him to meetings with the heads of both Apple UK and Loreal as well as the staging of projects which have been supported by The Home Office, the Mayors Office, The British Army, Island records, Yamaha, Channel 4, The Princes Trust and many others.
He is also the mastermind behind projects that provided the springboard for music acts such as Leona Lewis, Alexandra Burke, JLS and many others.
This all took place during a period spanning more than 2 decades, which Tony now refers to as “My great Experiment”. “The Grow Personal Success (GPS) system” has been distilled from lessons learnt from life and his spiritual mentor of more than 30 years whilst experimenting and refining into a practical programme.
Tony is also known as the most sought after empowerment coach in the Ethnic & Urban communities. In 2012 he received an Award from Boris Johnson the Mayor of London for outstanding contribution to improving London and the quality of life for Londoners.
In 2015 he was nominated for “The best new coach award” by the Association of Professional Coaches, in his first year of joining the association, Trainers and Consultants. He is the author of the book “The GPS System” 7 Universal Principles for Growing Personal Success and creator of the empowerment programme of the same name.
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