Hello I'm Safaraz Ali (Saf), I am intensely proud of the people I work with & our achievements as a team. The outcomes we strive to achieve together are all about making a meaningful difference. This is one of the reasons why some refer to me as a MAD (Make a Difference) entrepreneur, although the term 'social entrepreneur' is a phrase I personally prefer!
I have spent over 22 years as a social entrepreneur and my time and experience as CEO of Pathway Group has taught me that we all need to stay relevant and that means: being open to new ideas, sharing and learning. The way I demonstrate this is by engaging & continuously learning, I like to think of myself as a lifelong learner and this is one of the reasons why I am podcasting & writing. I am genuinely interested and inquisitive and continuously want to do the right thing in all that I do.
I do believe in profit, but not for profit's sake because like most things in life it's about getting the balance right, this is why profit with purpose is a very powerful combination. I believe that if you can get the right mix of profit with purpose, then it's a real win-win for all.
I am naturally open minded and want to make a positive impact in everything I do, so if we're not already, then let's connect.
Social Entrepreneur, CEO & Business Leader
Business Investor, Acquisition Entrepreneur and Problem Solver
Non-Executive Director, Volunteering and Judging Roles
Panel Speaker, Media Appearances and Guest Contributor
WHO AM I?
I'm Safaraz Ali, deeply rooted in grassroots impact and driven by a desire to make a meaningful difference. With over two decades as a social entrepreneur, I've come to value the power of continuous learning and open-mindedness. As the CEO of Pathway Group, a skills and employability organisation. I champion the mantra: "Stay relevant, stay curious." While I understand the significance of profit, my true pursuit lies in blending it with purpose for holistic success. If you share a passion for impactful growth and meaningful connections, lets connect.
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BUSINESS BRAND STORIES
With a keen interest and passion for business, I am proud to have personal interested in a number of successful businesses.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Some quick information on things I am asked for all the time, if your business or event is in need of a local, high profile business and investment professional then read on..
I am proud to be an investor in business and people. But always on the look out for new opportunities so don’t be shy, get in touch to see how I could add value to your business.
Do you produce a regular podcast and need an experienced business professional and social entrepreneur? I have appeared as a guest on many podcasts and even run my own.
Regularly interviewed, I have experience with the media and don’t shy away from appearances for interview at media events.
With involvement in many business events as a sponsor & Judge, these include: The Birmingham Awards, Business Book Awards, BAME Apprenticeship Awards, Festival of Apprenticeships and more.
With experience of speaking on a panel, I am frequently requested to provide expertise at live events and business workshops.
i have the pleasure in working with some of the UK's leading business professionals and mentors.
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HAVE ANY QUESTIONS?
Are you working in the Apprenticeship or FE Sector?
Do you run a business with potential but in need of investment?
Looking for a Judge for a business awards event?
All questions are welcome.