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Lynden Paul Davidson



Director & Founder



Paul has served in many professional roles. He has been a director of many companies and occupied the role of consultant for countless projects and organisations. He has served on the board of the Prince of Wales Trust, worked alongside world leaders and delivers training programmes within Europe.



His main achievements have been two of the companies he has set up and ran. The first was a celebration cake making company in 1982, which went on to make the first birthday cake for HRH Prince William.



The second is the company he currently runs which provides homes for young people leaving care from troubled backgrounds. The company started in 2001 with the purchase of a guest house B&B and has now grown to become an award winning specialist provider in over eight locations employing over forty staff. Thus achieving a prestigious award for Young People’s Centre.


Roselle Burke-Stewart

Director of Human Resources at TYFDSAI




Roselle’s main aim and she believes her purpose in life, is to utilise her skills, learning, experiences, and personal challenges coupled with warmth & faith; to give confidence & power to those individuals she supports.   Roselle main area of work is in teaching, counselling, personal development & training.  


Roselle attended (Whalley Range High School) WRHS as her first school in the UK; she studied Secretarial & Commercial Studies at Moston College before achieving her teaching qualifications at Manchester Polytechnic.  She is a qualified Trainer/Assessor & qualified individual & couple Counsellor.   Roselle prized award is for her outstanding work in the community. 


Roselle would like to be instrumental in implementing resilience and emotional wellness in the school curriculum. She would also like in the near future to finish and have published her book “My Life My Voice”.  .    

Roselle brings to TYFDSAI her passion for change and the scope to challenge those willing to do something about building a future for our children and grandchildren.  Her warmth and commitment will allow members and associates to feel confident and motivated enough to engage in the process of doing something about it.


Peter Nelson


Director of IT and Logistics at TYFDSAI


Peter has managed the maintenance and enhancement of a Global Customer Relational Management System. He has also developed and maintained ISO Customer Services Procedure. Peter has delivered training for a preparatory 4th Generation Programming Language.


HND in computer Studies

Computer Studies Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree


Peter’s career choices have involved delivering great customer service and it is through this lens he hopes to provide TYFDSAI with the tools to succeed in delivering the highest level of services to our local communities.


Emmanuel Kwame Ashiadey, FCCA

Director of Finance at TYFDSAI




Emmanuel has over 20 years working experience in both business and charitable organisations. He started his working life as a teacher of business studies leading to Vice principal of Finance & Administration in a technical institute. He then decided to pursue a career in accountancy and finance, again rising from Finance Officer to, Investment Analyst, Emmanuel has an entrepreneurial spirit and together with his wife, established SterlingStem which provided support for business and individuals.


He is a chartered accountant and a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants – ACCA. He is currently an affiliate of the Global Association of Risks Professionals – GARPs. He is also currently pursuing an MBA on part time basis. In 2009 when the Home Office refused to grant him highly skilled immigrant visa, he challenge them and won at the Immigration Tribunal chaired by a High Court Judge.


Emmanuel is no novice to marginalisation and poverty, all the way back from his native country – Ghana to the UK, he’s seen time and time again the impact of poverty, greed and marginalisation to mention but a few, of the Blackman – regarded as second class and not good enough. He believes that the world has problems and needs that we must do something about. Any venture engineered to fix the problems and meet the needs is an inspiration. That’s why the birthing of TYFDSAI, Thank You For Doing Something About It is a dream come true. He wants to contribute his time and talents as well as over 20 years knowledge and experiences gained in working in varied sectors of business, charity, private and public organisations to help make the TYFDSAI objective a reality.


Francess Davies-Tagoe

Director of Business Acquisition at TYFDSAI

Celebrated as a 2019 Strong Manchester Woman. Francess is currently the CEO of Tree of Life Centre, a vibrant charity which aims to minimise social isolation, poverty and deprivation as well as mental ill-health.



After achieving a Business Studies and Marketing degree at university, Francess initially embarked on an advertising career at Trinity Mirror newspapers. She later chose to pursue a career in the voluntary sector, where for the last 20 years, she has been supporting people and organisations take a step towards maximising and achieving their full potential.  Francess has also been known for organising empowerment conferences and retreats aimed at training and motivating women across Manchester


Francess’ passion and vision is to work with minority and disadvantaged families to ensure that we collectively build sustainable and resilient communities. She strongly believes that this can be achieved by creating meaningful and accessible opportunities for “hard to reach communities”. She believes that if we work together we are able to produce world class BME lead business that are celebrated and recognised for excellence in business leadership.



Francess’ moto is “serve with humility and grace and strive to leave everything you touch




Lance Wilson, ODT, Chair & Director 

Lance has been a leading local, provincial, national and international voice for racial justice and intercultural cooperation. He currently provides Executive Coaching to senior Executives in Corporate and Non Profit Organisations. 

Lance has had a long history of public service in the UK and Canada (Social work and Race Relations) for the past 20 years he has transitioned to work in the corporate sector and was a senior IT manager in Business Intelligence and Data Management with Global responsibilities in North America, Japan and Europe. 

He holds a (BSc Hon) in Social Policy South Bank University and Certificate in Conflict Mediation from Windsor Law School of Canada  

He has served on several Anglican diocesan committees in Toronto and also served on the board of administration and as administrator of a parish and appointed as a Bishop’s Envoy to investigate and manage challenging issues. Lance is the Co-chair of the newly launched Black Anglicans of Canada.  

Lance is currently the Chair for TYFDSAI. He is fully committed to overseeing the solid building of its structure for growth and success in fulfilling its mission for the diaspora. 

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