Seeds of Peace GATHER Fellow, 2020


Empowering refugees in the United Kingdom.

How have you impacted your community?

I am a passionate New Zealander and social entrepreneur who has been involved in a number of ventures with a social development agenda at their core. Most recently, I set up NEMI Teas, a tea company that empowers refugees by providing them with work experience in the UK.

I have won numerous awards including being listed in the Top 100 Small Businesses and in Top 100 Social Enterprises in the UK. I have also held several esteemed fellowships, including the AdR Rothschild Fellowship, Thomson Reuters Changemaker, and the RSA Fellowship.

Through the GATHER Fellowship, I aim to link up with the GATHER community to share and test my business strategy as well as learn from the cohort and mentors who have scaled their businesses and their social impact successfully.

“Our mission is to lower the unemployment levels amongst the refugee communities in the United Kingdom which sit far higher than UK nationals.”