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THE TEAM. Welcome to the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) Group for those who are currently residing in the United Kingdom. We are here to support you as a UK-BAME member and to make sure your voice is heard.



 The UK-BAME supporting team… 

Our Team of Directors and managers enjoy managing people effectively in groups or when individuals come together to work in a group or in a team. This requires leadership, as well as facilitating and overseeing group and team working, and managing conflict.

Teams can be very complex – with many in the voluntary and public sectors, however, UK-BAME team leaders are trained specialists on how to explore team working from start to finish. This includes; deciding if the creation of a group or team is the best approach for the task in hand (it is not always!), selecting individuals to work in it, setting up the team-working processes, supporting teams through the different stages of development, reviewing progress and evaluating team outputs.


UK & TfL BAME Chair V-1Dwayne Smith – Operations Manager

Dwayne Smith – is currently the Operations Manager and co-founder of UK-BAME, Dwayne Smith is also an experienced Manager working for TfL. With his background as chair for Transport for London – Black Asian Minority Ethnic (TfL-BAME) staff network group since June 2013, Dwayne Smith has excellent insight and overview of running and organising BAME focused programs. Dwayne’s years of experience and background knowledge within the BAME communities places him in an ideal position to act as the operational Manager for UK-BAME. Mr Dwayne Smith has also recently become a school governor for a local primary school. He believes this will add wider experiences and will support his role as Managing Director of UK-BAME. Being a member of his local church also enables him to be spiritually grounded.


UK BAME - Dr. Dnaiel Lartey Jnr V-1 Dr. Daniel Lartey Jnr – Business Development Manager

Doctor Daniel Lartey Jnr co-founded of UK-BAME has a background in finance. He is a qualified financial consultant and private client banking expert. He has a strong reputation in corporate business as an executive facilitator. He has strong expertise with African business and is a known figure and a visionary in his field. Daniel is a successful entrepreneur and a property tycoon and financier in London.




Taynia Smith – Communications Relation Manager

Taynia Smith with her background in Psychology, has deep interest in how the mind works and finds this most intriguing. Taynia loves learning about people’s motivations and how this influences their behaviour. One of Taynia’s strongest motivations in life is centred on self-discovery in herself, and in others. This together with her excellent writing skills, makes her an excellent communication Manager for UK-BAME



UK-BAME; Asian Representative from Nepal – Mr G. Birendra

Our Nepal representative is responsible for maintaining the long standing and established diplomatic relations with the United Kingdom, which was established in 1816. Ever since, friendship, mutual understanding and respect for each other’s national interests and aspirations have characterized relations between the two countries. The Treaty of Sugauli (1816) provided for the exchange of accredited Ministers to each other’s court (Art. VIII). This arrangement continued until 1923 when a new Treaty of Friendship between Nepal and Great Britain was signed and the status of British Representative in Kathmandu was upgraded to the level of an Envoy.

In 1934 Nepal established a legation in London and the two countries exchanged Ministers Plenipotentiary and Envoys Extraordinary. The status of these representatives was promoted in 1947 to the level of Ambassadors, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary.