Kardaya has a background in finance and global markets and currently runs a successful accounting practice, financial markets consulting and IT development company. He has extensive experience in content development having delivered various educational programs, research materials, white papers, blogs and podcasts, to name but a few.
He managed to successfully transfer his analytical, communication and organisational skills to setting up a Neighbourhood Watch CIC in one of the most challenging areas of the country, high in crime, made up of residents typically deemed ‘hard to reach’. His efforts have resulted in a 45% uptake of Neighbourhood Watch, which continues to grow, with volunteers taking up active positions, participating in street patrols and opening an important dialogue with police, who had previously been mistrusted in the area.
As Chair of the West Midlands Neighbourhood Watch Force Area Association and Vice Chair of the Sandwell Independent Advisory Group to West Midlands Police, Kardaya has been instrumental in implementing community cohesion and advising key stakeholders how best to engage with black and ethic minority groups, something he feels passionately about, which he is keen to progress with Neighbourhood Watch Network. Kardaya would like to develop a culture of forward proactive thinking to maintain stability and effectiveness across the movement and cultivate a peaceful, balanced society.