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Diversity Training

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Culture and ethnicity influence what organisations and businesses choose to teach, what knowledge is valued, what skills will be used, their ethics and ultimately...

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Orientation and Integration

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All orientation and integration programs apply an early intervention holistic approach to effectively tackle the multiple barriers faced by BME individuals and communities in...

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Workforce Diversification and Career Development

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Radiant and Brighter provides support to those seeking work opportunities through work readiness and skills training. Programs brings together groups to master key employability...

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Leadership and Enterprise

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Bright Futures Women’s Leadership and Enterprise Program Funded by Scottish Government and The European Social Fund this program provides support to Asylum seekers, refugees...

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Community participation

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Mentorship Opportunities This is voluntary opportunity for members of the community to mentor and learn from members of the BME community. Mentors have the...

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Business to Business training

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Business to Business Training for BME groups and Organisations Through an asset based approach this programme is delivered to BME groups and organisations which wish to identify their weaknesses...

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Events

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September, 2018
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Bright Futures Women’s Leadership and Enterprise Conference – Thursday 27th September
9:30 am - 2:00 pm
RBS Edinburgh Head Quarters, Gogarburn, 175 Glasgow Road, Edinburgh, EH12 1HQ

Please click on this link to find out more information about the event and to register for your FREE ticket.

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November, 2018
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Bright Futures Chat – Saturday 8th September, Saturday 13th October, Saturday 10th November
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Wise Group, 72 Charlotte Street Glasgow, G1 5DW

To find out more information about the Bright Futures Chats and to book a ticket please click here.

Meet our Team

The team behind Radiant and Brighter.

Marketing Director

Micheal Matovu

Unable to work for five years due to immigrations controls Pheona and Micheal had to depend on family, friends and the local community for basic daily support.  They discovered at that time that there were very few organisations dedicated to offering practical help to immigrants arriving in Scotland that would make a lasting difference and help integrate them into the local community.  They found that many people lose hope when circumstances are hard but knew that by reaching out they could help others rediscover their skills and talents and improve their situation.

We experienced many challenges when we re-located from Uganda to the UK. Unable to work for several years due to immigration controls, we were dependent on help from churches, family and friends for our daily needs. Through finding ourselves in this situation we discovered that many immigrants face similar and sometimes worse difficulties. We also realised that there were very few organisations dedicated to offering the kind of practical help that would make a lasting difference.

Our Experience

Many people lose hope when circumstances are hard but we knew that by reaching out we could help others rediscover their skills and talents and improve their situation. We set up a very successful initiative in Glasgow in 2008 which gave immigrants access to the resources and opportunities they needed. Day-to-day we provided practical support and assistance from personal coaching to advice on financial & legal matters, writing CV’s and applying for jobs.

Why Radiant & Brighter?

Based on our experience and encouraged by our friends, we made a decision to do something. That something is what became Radiant and Brighter, acquiring it’s Community Interest Company status in 2014. At Radiant and Brighter, we envision a community that is caring, a community that works together to bring about positive change. We believe everyone is uniquely gifted and has the ability to change their lived reality. Together, we can all make our communities Radiant and Brighter.

:mmatovu@radiantandbrighter.com

Tel:+ 44 (0) 7932 794 571

Strategic Director

Pheona Matovu

Unable to work for five years due to immigrations controls Pheona and Micheal had to depend on family, friends and the local community for basic daily support.  They discovered at that time that there were very few organisations dedicated to offering practical help to immigrants arriving in Scotland that would make a lasting difference and help integrate them into the local community.  They found that many people lose hope when circumstances are hard but knew that by reaching out they could help others rediscover their skills and talents and improve their situation.

We experienced many challenges when we re-located from Uganda to the UK. Unable to work for several years due to immigration controls, we were dependent on help from churches, family and friends for our daily needs. Through finding ourselves in this situation we discovered that many immigrants face similar and sometimes worse difficulties. We also realised that there were very few organisations dedicated to offering the kind of practical help that would make a lasting difference.

Our Experience

Many people lose hope when circumstances are hard but we knew that by reaching out we could help others rediscover their skills and talents and improve their situation. We set up a very successful initiative in Glasgow in 2008 which gave immigrants access to the resources and opportunities they needed. Day-to-day we provided practical support and assistance from personal coaching to advice on financial & legal matters, writing CV’s and applying for jobs.

Why Radiant & Brighter?

Based on our experience and encouraged by our friends, we made a decision to do something. That something is what became Radiant and Brighter, acquiring it’s Community Interest Company status in 2014. At Radiant and Brighter, we envision a community that is caring, a community that works together to bring about positive change. We believe everyone is uniquely gifted and has the ability to change their lived reality. Together, we can all make our communities Radiant and Brighter.

:pmatovu@radiantandbrighter.com

Tel:+ 44 (0) 7932 794 571

Director

Peter Kitchen

Peter is a General Practitioner who is also very passionate about community, pastoring a growing church in his local community. Peter has been with Radiant and Brighter since it was founded. He enjoys spending time with his young family, playing football and writing music.

 

Email:peter.kichener@radiantandbrighter.com

Tel:+ 44 (0) 7932 794 571

Director

Helen Ormiston

Helen has worked in several roles, originally working for the NCH as a residential social worker in a unit for looked after children at the end of the care system, who had been unable to be placed in families and now needed independence training. After a break to raise her own children she then managed a team delivering health education lessons in schools across Scotland and as an international development manager for the Positive Steps Partnership, supporting HIV/AIDS education across parts of India and Africa as well as in Scotland. In 2002 she became practice manager in a large teaching practice in Glasgow and graduated with an MBA from Glasgow Caledonian University in 2005. Helen was a quality and outcomes framework reviewer and sat on the Glasgow Practice Manager Forum for several years before joining the MDDUS as a practice advisor in 2013. As well as Director for Radiant and Brighter, Helen’s role now involves offering medical legal advice to doctors, associated clinicians and managers both in the NHS and private sector.

 

Email:helen.ormisty@radiantandbrighter.com

Tel:+ 44 (0) 7932 794 571

Administration and Communications

Danielle McCormack

Danielle has worked across the financial, hospitality and charity sector. After graduating from University in 2015 with a business degree, she spent 3 months in rural Tanzania with Raleigh International on an International Citizen Service programme providing support to individuals to develop and implement their business plans. Her experience in Tanzania was the catalyst to Danielle pursuing a career in the charity sector. Upon her return she volunteered at Radiant and Brighter as a Marketing and Events volunteer. She has also worked as an Employability Advisor for Twechar Community Action and a Marketing Assistant for Golden Charter since graduating.

Danielle is a keen traveller and enjoys visiting new places and immersing herself in different cultures. She is passionate about human rights and enjoys supporting people to reach their full potential.

 

Email:danielle.mccormack@radiantandbrighter.com

Tel:+ 44 (0) 7932 794 571

Women’s Leadership and Enterprise Program Leader

Mariarose Ngosi

Born and brought up in Malawi, Mariarose moved to Scotland in her early 20s to pursue her Education and graduated from Glasgow Caledonian University with an MSc in operation Management, a Post Graduate Diploma in Construction Economics and Degree in Hospitality management. Mariarose has worked in various Organisations with varied roles ranging from hospitality to activity coordinator in the care sector.

Mariarose says, “I have worked with the privileged and less privileged. Working in the care home as an activity coordinator I learned that life is beautiful and should never be taken for granted. One must always have the heart to help”.

Mariarose is passionate about helping, motivating and encouraging others and with her experience as a member of the BME community is driven to support others in challenging circumstances to see the change they desire and achieve their dreams.

 

Email:mariarose.ngosi@radiantandbrighter.com

Tel:+ 44 (0) 7932 794 571

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