About Safaraz Ali

Safaraz Ali is an author, social investor, and entrepreneur, based in Birmingham, UK.

Safaraz (Saf) Ali started his journey in 2000 by founding Pathway Group:  a consortium of businesses dedicated to changing lives through skills and work.

He is the co-founder and chair of Nationwide Care Services Ltd, a home care business working with NHS Trusts and Social services and presently employing over 850 people across the Midlands. This in addition to his other business interests which leads to over 1000 people employed under the various group of companies.

In recognition of his position within the business and social entrepreneurial community, Safaraz has been a judge for the Great British Entrepreneur Awards for 5 years now in addition to several other prestigious awards, he is:

  • Head Judge for the Birmingham Awards
  • Judge for the UK Government’s National Apprenticeship Awards
  • Judge for Nachural – Signature Awards and the Summer Ball & Awards Entrepreneurship Awards.

Safaraz is also the Founder of Thinkfest Events – the people behind Business Book Awards and BAME Apprenticeship Awards – as well as organising and running several events, webinars and conferences all to do with diversity, skills and enterprise.

Through his consultancy business TCI Pathway Ltd, Safaraz serves as non-executive director working with CEOs and directors. He also offers independent strategic advice and investment for private businesses specialising in social care, and the education and training sectors. Safaraz offers support and guidance in developing scaling up strategies, executing them, raising funds for chosen strategies, and managing such growth.

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