Meet Hero, he’s the Ampersand mascot and an ace on a board.
Like him, we do what we love and we love what we do.
And like him we have a few simple principles that help us ride the wave.
We work super hard at what we do.
We add real value to every project.
We treat people as we would like to be treated.
And have fun while we’re doing it.
As Hero, says…
“Come on in, the waters lovely!”
Nick has enjoyed a long and varied career in the Marketing Communications sector, helping to build brands and business by harnessing and working with great talent.
Nick worked for world class agencies including FCB, Lintas, Bates, J. Walter Thompson and Ogilvy in London, Seoul, Dublin, Frankfurt and Dubai.
Nick has had the privilege of working with a long list of illustrious clients to help provide brand and marketing consultancy services. including Andrex, BAT, Cadbury, Continental, Diageo, Diet Coke, Dubai Health Authority, FGB, Global Village, Hilton, Heineken, Heinz, HP, HSCB, Hyundai, Kia, Kleenex, Kimberly Clark, Nestle, NatWest and Unilever.
His lifelong interest in how brands attract and work with great talent now translates into the provision of first class Marketing and Talent consultancy services through Ampersand.
Darashikoh has a whole alphabet of qualifications under his belt (B.Com, MBA, MSc, PGD & PTLLS) from Universities in the United Kingdom and Pakistan.
A highly experienced trainer, coach & marketing professional with more than 15 years of industry experience, he has previously worked with Choice Hotels, The Carphone Warehouse & Nestle.
His specialties lie in the fields of Communication Skills, Time Management, Sales, Motivation and Customer Service Excellence.
Darashikoh is endlessly curious, a voracious reader & researcher and manages to do all this with a family and three young children. He epitomises the Ampersand ethos of Creative Learning and rightly believes the best training is ‘Edutainment’ and delights in leaving delegates ‘oozing with zeal’. At Ampersand, as the Business Development Director for India, Pakistan and the UAE, he brings market knowledge, strategic insight and boundless energy.
Andy holds a degree in Asian History from the London University School of Oriental and African Studies and if that wasn’t enough is also a qualified ORSC ICF coach, a public speaker and published author!
He also has a wealth of ‘real world’ commercial experience having worked in the Wine Trade, Financial Recruitment and Sports Marketing before entering the world of Teamwork Coaching twelve years ago.
Today Andy is a man on a mission to help companies save money by ensuring their Teams are operating to the very best of their abilities.
At Ampersand he has a Global Remit as Specialist Teamwork Coaching Consultant and we are delighted to have his considerable abilities on our Team.
Sanjana holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Toronto and has already enjoyed an exciting and successful career in Canada having spent over 10 years working with Nestle, Edgestone Capital, the Hudson’s Bay Company and Rogers the national telecoms giant.
During this time, she enjoyed a variety of analytical, project management and marketing roles, consistently creating and implementing effective marketing strategies and generating real value.
Deciding to leave behind the mighty Maple and the even mightier sub-zero temperatures she has since returned to Dubai (where she was born) bringing her own sunshine, determination and passion to her work.
Multiple skillsets and her love for marketing & project management make Sanjana the ideal person for the complex multi-faceted role of Project Director at Ampersand where she keeps plates spinning, trains running, colleagues on their toes and clients happy, day in and day out.