Saj is a partner in HDM Spice Shop, which was a catalyst for the activities of Multicultural Carlisle. With thirteen years of experience and developing community links to promote BAME diversity through cultural awareness events, the arts, food and social events. A voice of experience, understanding and cultural awareness of the issues affecting BAME in Carlisle and Cumbria. 

Personal
- Creative & multi-skilled individual
- Small business finance management
- Property development experience
- Very good adaptable IT skills for business & social needs
- Business marketing & promotion
- Good public speaker
- Value for money ethos
- Arts event organiser
-Facilitator
- Can speak English, Punjabi, Urdu, Hindi
- Great contacts within education, third sector & local government
- Deliver talks & discussions regarding Pakistan/ Indian culture, faith youth groups & community aspects in schools, organisations & community groups
- Taught Indian Cookery in adult education

Community Responsibility
- with over 12 years as a volunteer in community development
- Performance in delivering community projects as a volunteer, to engage & promote community cohesion
- Grass roots engagement, building trust, communication & understanding basic needs up,
- Experience with people from diverse ethnic backgrounds
- Contacts with over 40 nationalities in North Cumbria
- have insight in cultural & social issues around some south Indian nationalities